Information about you: how we use it and with whom we share it

The information you provide will be used by the University to determine the awarding of Fellowships, manage funding for Fellows, provide Fellows with administrative and research support, register individuals for specific events, gather feedback, promote the Institute and for strategic planning. Personal data is processed in order to deliver and improve the opportunities and services we provide in a personalised manner, to ensure each individual receives relevant information and to ensure we use resources in the most efficient and effective way. Personal data is also processed by the University to:

- Keep you up to date with news and progress regarding the Institute.

- Promote alumni and supporter events.

- Provide you with any services you have requested and the promotion of benefits and services.

- Ensure we only communicate with you about events, opportunities or fundraising appeals of interest to you.

We are using information about you because you have given your consent (for example, by signing up to our mailing list or by making an application for a Fellowship).                                       

If you are awarded a Fellowship sponsored by an external funder, information about you will be shared with the funder. We disclose information about specific Fellows to the American Philosophical Association, the American Philosophical Society, the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, the Charles Wallace India Trust, the Eighteenth-Century Scottish Studies Society, and the Newby Trust.

We will hold the personal data you provided us for 6 months in the case of unsuccessful Fellowship applicants, and for an indefinite period for Fellows, in order to maintain an archive of activity at the Institute.

We do not use profiling or automated decision-making processes. A human decision maker will always be involved before any decision is reached in relation to you. 

If you have any questions, please contact Dr Ben Fletcher-Watson, Administrative Manager at

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