The Literary Encyclopedia Research Travel Awards 2020

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

In 2020 the Literary Encyclopedia Scholarship Fund will award 3-4 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.

The research travel must be completed before December 31st 2020 and recipients will be expected to provide formal reports on their work by early March 2021.

Applicants should please download and complete the application form attached HERE, and email it to The Managing Editor no later than 1 March 2020. We will announce decisions by early May 2020.

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.