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The 'Academic research' section contains information for:

  • Academic researchers wishing to collaborate with the National Library of Scotland
  • Those wishing to apply for National Library of Scotland research fellowships or scholarships.

We will also use these pages to publicise our research seminars and staff research activity.



A strategic priority

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Promoting research is one of the six strategic priorities of the Library's strategy for 2015-2020, 'The way forward':

We will encourage and promote research as a defining characteristic of the Library.

  • We will develop research collaborations across the humanities, sciences and business.
  • We will identify and support a series of research communities in areas aligned with our mission.
  • We will create a research fellowship programme that attracts scholars from around the world to work with the National Library's collections.

Contact us

For more information about collaborating on academic research with the Library, contact Collections Specialist Chris Taylor. See also our research statement.


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