RSVP Linda H. Peterson Fellowship

Deadline: February 1, 2016

Application Link

The Research Society for Victorian Periodicals (RSVP) is pleased to announce important new support for researchers made possible by a bequest from the estate of pioneering scholar Eileen Curran. The Linda H. Peterson Fellowship is intended to support individual research on the 19th-century British press.

The amount of the fellowship is $17,500. Application guidelines can be found RSVP website at http://rs4vp.org/peterson-fellowship/  

Please direct any queries to PetersonFellowship@rs4vp.org; to learn more about RSVP, visit http://rs4vp.org/

Fellowships in Print Culture & Digital Editing

Deadline: September 20, 2015

The second of these posts, the Fellowship in Textual Studies and Digital Editing, states a preference for scholars working in the Victorian period, but Victorianists are encouraged to apply for the Fellowship in Print Culture too.  The deadline for both is Wednesday 30 September 2015.

University Academic Fellowships are prestigious positions designed to attract the best early career scholars from around the world.  The positions are for five years in the first instance (at Grade 8, salary in range £38,511 to £45,954) progressing to a position as Associate Professor (Grade 9, salary between £47,328 to £54,841) on successful completion of the Fellowship.  The positions are research-oriented, with teaching responsibilities built in towards the end of the Fellowship ahead of promotion to Associate Professor.

The University of Leeds has considerable strengths in both textual scholarship and the history of the Book, and, in the Brotherton Library, is home to one of the best collections of Victorian books and manuscripts in the country.  The School of English has a long history of scholarship in Victorian Studies, as well stengths in textual editing, bibliography, and book history in all periods.  Much of this work is brought together under the auspices of the Centre for the Comparative History of Print (Centre CHoP), a cross-faculty research group that is currently restoring the University’s historical print room, which contains a paper-making equipment, a bindery, four Victorian presses, and sets of type.  Finally, there is a digital humanities research group within the School of English and scholars take part in digital initiatives across the University and beyond.

James Mussell (j.e.p.mussell@leeds.ac.uk) is happy to field any enquiries about the Print Culture Fellowship and any general questions.  For queries about the Textual Studies and Digital Editing Fellowship, please contact Professor Martin Butler.  Further details available at the links above.

Curran Fellowships 2016

Deadline: November 1, 2015

Guidelines

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 curranfellowship@rs4vp.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 curranfellowship@rs4vp.org   Applicants will find helpful this set of additional guidelines.

Ransom Center Fellowships

Deadline: January 15, 2015

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The Harry Ransom Center invites applications for its 2015–2016 research fellowships. More than 50 fellowships will be awarded for projects that require substantial onsite use of the Center’s collections, supporting research in all areas of the humanities, including literature, photography, film, art, the performing arts, music, and cultural history.

Information about the fellowships and the application process is available online. The deadline for applications, which must be submitted through the Ransom Center’s website, is January 15, 2015, at 5 p.m. CDT.

All applicants, with the exception of those applying for dissertation fellowships, must have a Ph.D. or be independent scholars with a substantial record of achievement.

The fellowships range from one to three months, with stipends of $3,000 per month. Also available are $1,200 or $1,700 travel stipends and dissertation fellowships with a $1,500 stipend.

NYPL Short-Term Research Fellowships

Deadline: January 16, 2015

Notification: March 2, 2015

Award Period: June 1, 2015-May 30, 2016

Application Website

The New York Public Library is pleased to offer Short Term Research Fellowships to support scholars from outside the New York metropolitan area engaged in graduate-level, post-doctoral, and independent research.   Individuals needing to conduct on-site research in the Library’s special collections to support projects in the humanities, business and the arts are welcome to apply.  Preference is given to scholars whose work is based on materials in the NYPL research collections, especially when those materials are unique; fellowships are normally not granted to scholars who live within commuting distance of the library.  Each fellow is expected to be in residence at the library for the duration of their fellowship, during the period from June 1, 2015 through May 30, 2016, and each fellow will be expected to produce a written summary of his/her experience working with the collections.  Fellowship stipends are $1,000 per week for a minimum of two and maximum of four weeks.  Please visit http://nypl.org/research-collections for detailed information about the research resources of The New York Public Library. Continue reading

RSVP Gale Dissertation Research Fellowship

Deadline: December 1, 2014

Call for Applications

The Research Society for Victorian Periodicals (RSVP) is pleased to announce the fifth annual Gale Dissertation Research Fellowship, made possible by the generosity of publisher Gale, part of Cengage Learning, in support of dissertation research that makes substantial use of full-text digitized collections of 19th-century British magazines and newspapers. A prize of $1500 will be awarded, together with one year’s passworded subscription to selected digital collections from Gale, including 19th Century UK Periodicals and 19th Century British Library Newspapers.

Purpose: The purpose of the Gale Dissertation Research Fellowship is two-fold: (1) to support historical and literary research that deepens our understanding of the 19th-century British press in all its rich variety, and (2) to encourage the scholarly use of collections of full-text digital facsimiles of these primary sources in aid of that research.

Eligibility: Eligible for this award is any currently enrolled postgraduate student, in any academic discipline, who by the end of 2014 will have embarked on a doctoral dissertation or thesis that centrally involves investigation into one or more aspects of the British magazine and newspaper press of the 19th century. Continue reading

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

Bibliographical Society of America 2015 Fellowship

Deadline: December 1, 2014

Application Website

The Society invites applications for its seventh annual Katharine Pantzer Senior Fellowship in Bibliography and the British Book Trades as well as its annual short- term fellowships, all of which support bibliographical inquiry and research in the history of the book trades and in publishing history. Eligible topics may concentrate on books and documents in any
field, but should focus on the book or manuscript (the physical object) as historical evidence. Such topics may include establishing a text or studying the history of book production, publication, distribution, collecting, or reading. Thanks to the generosity of donors, certain special fellowships support research in particular areas of study. Applicants should therefore read the fellowship titles and guidelines here to determine project eligibility and fit. Please note: these fellowships do
not support enumerative bibliography (i.e. the preparation of lists). Individuals who have not re- ceived support in the previous five years will be given preference. All fellowships require a project report within one year of receipt of the award, and a copy of any subsequent publications resulting from the project, to be sent to the BSA.

FELLOWSHIPS

The Katharine Pantzer Senior Fellowship in Bibliography and the British Book Trades ($6,000) supports research in topics relating to book production and distribution in Britain during the hand-press period as well as studies of authorship, reading and collecting based on the examination of British books published in that period, with a special emphasis on
descriptive bibliography.

The BSA-ASECS Fellowship for Bibliographical Studies in the Eighteenth Century ($3,000). Recipients must be a member of the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies at the time of the award.

For a complete listing of available fellowships, please visit the BSA website.

Rice Seminar Research Fellowships

Deadline: December 1, 2013

Rice Seminar Research Fellowships, 2014-15
“Exchanges and Temporalities in the Enlightenment, Romanticism and Victorianism”

Entire CFP Link

The Humanities Research Center at Rice University is accepting applications for yearlong residential fellowships to participate in the 2014-15 Rice Seminar, “Exchanges and Temporalities in the Enlightenment, Romanticism, and Victorianism.” We are looking to appoint three external faculty members (any rank) and one postdoctoral fellow. Fellows will participate in the Rice Seminar, a yearlong research seminar designed to study a broad topic from an interdisciplinary perspective. The seminar will be directed by Helena Michie (English) and Alexander Regier (English).

Applications are welcome from scholars, from all ranks and in all disciplines, whose research problematizes the geographical, chronological, and epistemological assumptions that divide the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries into periods or movements, and addresses cultural exchanges between Britain and the rest of the world. Fellows will take part in a yearlong residential research seminar, leading to the publication of an edited collection with a major university press. See link for a full description of the seminar.

Joseph R. Dunlap Memorial Fellowship

Deadline: December 15, 2013

Entire CFP Link

The Joseph R. Dunlap Memorial Fellowship awarded by the William Morris Society in the United States supports scholarly and creative work about William Morris and may be granted for research and other expenses, including travel to conferences and libraries. Projects may deal with any subject—biographical, literary, historical, social, artistic, political, typographical—relating to Morris. The Society also encourages translations of Morris’s works and the production of teaching materials (lesson plans and course materials) suitable for use at the elementary, secondary, college or adult-education level. Applications are sought particularly from younger members of the Society and from those at the beginning of their careers. Recipients may be from any country, need not have an academic or institutional appointment, and need not hold a Ph.D. Continue reading

RSVP Curran Fellowship

Applications due: October 21, 2013

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The Research Society for Victorian Periodicals (RSVP) is pleased to announce the competition for the sixth annual Curran Fellowship, a travel and research grant intended to aid scholars studying 19th-century British magazines and newspapers in making use of primary print and archival sources. The Curran Fellowship is 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 the amount of $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 Fellowship for research to be undertaken in 2014 must be submitted in electronic form and sent to curranfellowship@rs4vp.org by October 21, 2013. 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 athttp://www.rs4vp.org/curran_fellowship_guidelines.pdf.