Deadline: November 1, 2015
The Curran Fellowships are 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. 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, the Fellowships are awarded annually. This year, up to five prizes will be awarded in amounts up to $4000 each.
The Curran Fellowships are open to researchers of any age from any of a wide range of disciplinary perspectives – literary scholars, historians, biographers, economists, sociologists, art historians, and others – who are exploring the 19th-century British press as an object of study in its own right, and not only as a source of material for other historical topics. Applicants’ 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).
Applications for the Curran Fellowships for research to be undertaken in 2016 must be submitted in electronic form to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than November 1, 2015. Applicants should send a current 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 will be applied. Any questions about these awards can be sent to email@example.com Applicants will find helpful this set of additional guidelines.