The Literary Encyclopedia Research Travel Awards 2022

The Literary Encyclopedia Scholarship Fund has been established through the donation of royalties by contributors and editors to the Encyclopedia.

In 2022 the Literary Encyclopedia will resume its award Travel Award programme suspended in 2021 due to Covid-related travel restrictions. This programme is funded through the donation of royalties by contributors and editors to the Encyclopedia, and awards 3-4 of travel bursaries worth between £500 and £750 each to assist emerging scholars in defraying the costs of archival research on a literary or related matter. Conference attendance will not be covered.

The travel grant will be offered to an early career researcher* or PhD student from an institution which subscribes to The Literary Encyclopedia OR a contributor to our publication.

Applications are considered by the Editorial Board of The Literary Encyclopedia whose decision is final. The money is paid on presentation of receipts. Successful applicants will be expected to write a formal report of their work to be published on our website. The contribution of the LE Travel Award should be acknowledged in any resulting publications from these awards.

At the moment we envisage that the research travel must be taken up and completed by August 31st 2023 and recipients will be expected to provide formal reports on their work by the end of 2023. We maintain our options open in case further health and travel restrictions should arise.

Applicants should please download and complete the application form attached HERE, and email it to The Managing Editor no later than 1 June 2022. We will announce decisions by late September 2022.

You can read about the winning candidates and research proposals from previous years HERE.

*Early career researcher is “an individual who is within eight years of the award of their PhD or within 6 years of their first academic appointment” (AHRC).

PLEASE FORWARD THIS ANNOUNCEMENT TO ALL INTERESTED PARTIES, COLLEAGUES IN YOUR OWN DEPARTMENT, OTHER MODERN LANGUAGES DEPARTMENTS, CLASSICS, AS WELL AS DOCTORAL STUDENTS.

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