RSVP Curran Fellowships

Deadline: November 15, 2014

Call for Applications

The Research Society for Victorian Periodicals (RSVP) is pleased to announce the competition for the seventh annual Curran Fellowships, a set of travel and research grants intended to aid scholars studying 19th-century British magazines and newspapers in making use of primary print and archival sources. The Curran Fellowships are made possible through the generosity of the late Eileen Curran, Professor Emerita of English, Colby College, and inspired by her pioneering research on Victorian periodicals. This year, up to five prizes will be awarded in amounts of up to $4000 each.

The projected research may involve study of any aspects of the periodical press in any of its manifold forms, and may range from within Britain itself to the many countries, within and outside of the Empire, where British magazines and newspapers were bought, sold, and read during “the long nineteenth century” (ca. 1780-1914). Applicants should explain how their research will help to advance our understanding of the 19th-century press.

Applications for the Curran Fellowships for research to be undertaken in 2015 must be submitted in electronic form and sent to curranfellowship@rs4vp.org by November 15, 2014. Applicants should send a c.v., the names and contact information of two scholars who are familiar with the applicant and his or her research goals, and a description of the project to which these funds would be applied. Please begin the filename of your application with your last name. Any queries about the application may be sent to the same address. A set of additional guidelines for applicants may be found on the website at http://rs4vp.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/curran_fellowship_guidelines3.pdf

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