American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
2016-17 Travel Grants

Applications are invited for the grants listed below who purpose is to support research in eighteenth-century studies that requires travel. Only members of ASECS in good standing are eligible to apply. (To become a member, click here) Applicants should submit only one application and will be considered for every grant for which they are available.

All completed applications must include:


· Cover form (Application)

 · Curriculum vitae

 · Narrative description of the project, its contribution to the field, how much you will have completed by the time of the proposed fellowship, and your plan for using the time of the fellowship.

 · A one-page bibliography of major, related books, and articles

 · A budget
 · Two letters of recommendation. You should ask individuals who know your work well and who can comment on the value of your project to write to the committee chair. These letters should be sent to the ASECS Business Office as well and must be received by the due date.

Application forms are available from: ASECS, PO Box 7867, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC 27109. (Irish-American Research Travel Fellowship applications are also available from Dr. Máire Kennedy, Divisional Librarian, Special Collections, Dublin City Libraries, 138-144 Pearse Street, Dublin 2, Ireland or from Prof. James E. May, Department of English, Pennsylvania State University, DuBois Campus, College Place, DuBois, PA 15801-3199. There are no restrictions by age, sex, race, religion, or academic rank.)


APPLICATION


REPORTS SUBMITTED BY RECEIPENTS


Gwin J. and Ruth Kolb Research Travel Fellowship - $500
Application Deadline: 1 January 2017
Eligibility: All members of ASECS who are faculty and independent scholars within the first five years of receipt of their Ph.D. Advanced doctoral candidates with a demonstrable need for specific collections necessary for their dissertation also are encouraged to apply.
Purpose:  To supplement costs for younger eighteenth-century scholars to travel to distant collections in North America and abroad.

Robert R. Palmer Research Travel Fellowship - $500
Application Deadline: 1 January 2017
Eligibility: All members of ASECS.
Purpose:  To support documentary research related primarily to the history and culture of France.

Aubrey L. Williams Research Travel Fellowship - $1500
Application Deadline: 1 January 2017
Eligibility: ASECS members resident in North America.
Purpose: To support documentary research in eighteenth-century English literature, by American based scholars.
Restrictions: None by academic discipline or subperiod of within eighteenth-century English literature. The fellowship is restricted to doctoral students at work on a dissertation in the field of eighteenth-century English literature.

Richard H. Popkin Research Travel Fellowship - $250
Application Deadline: 1 January 2017
Eligibility: All members of ASECS
Purpose: To supplement costs for scholars to travel to collections in North America and abroad

Theodore E.D. Braun Research Travel Fellowship - $1000
Application Deadline:  1 January 2017
Eligibility:  All members of ASECS
Purpose:  To support researchers, regardless of rank, who are working in French literary studies.

Paula Backscheider Archival Fellowship - $1000
Application Deadline: 1 January 2017
Eligibility: All members of ASECS
Purpose: To support those researchers whose projects necesitate work in archives, repositories, and special collections (public and private) in foreign countries and/or in the United States. 

A.C. Elias, Jr. Irish-American Research Travel Fellowship - $2500
Application Deadline: 15 November 2016
Eligibility:  All ASECS members who are resident in North America, and all members of ASECS' Irish sister organization, the Eighteenth-Century Ireland Society, who are resident in the Republic of Ireland or Northern Ireland.
Purpose:  To support documentary scholarship on Ireland in the period between the Treaty of Limerick (1691) and the Act of Union (1800), by enabling North American-based scholars to travel to Ireland and Irish-based scholars to travel to North America for furthering their research.
Restrictions:  None by academic discipline or sub-period of specialization within 18th-century Ireland. The fellowship is restricted to documentary scholars, whose research centers on primary sources from the eighteenth century (printed matter, manuscripts, buildings, works of art, or other artifacts), rather than on the secondary literature already extant.

APPLICATION

Eighteenth-Century Scottish Studies Society - Daiches-Manning Memorial Fellowship in 18th-Century Scottish Studies – ($3000 (or equivalent in pounds sterling)
Application Deadline: 1 January 2017
Sponsorship: Co-sponsored by ASECS and the Eighteenth-Century Scottish Studies Society (ECSSS)
Eligibility: Post-doctoral scholars without regard to nationality, residence, or academic discipline. Fellows must be members of ASECS and ECSSS at the time the fellowship is awarded.
Purpose:  This fellowship honors the memory of David Daiches (1912–2005) and Susan Manning (1953–2013), eminent eighteenth-century literary and cultural historians of Scotland and America, recipients of the ECSSS Lifetime Achievement Award, and directors of the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (IASH) at the University of Edinburgh. It supports at least two-six months of research on eighteenth-century Scotland as a Fellow in residence at IASH.
Application Procedure:  http://www.iash.ed.ac.uk/fellowships/fellowships-at-iash/the-daiches-manning-memorial-fellowship-in-18th-century-scottish-studies/.

No applicant may accept more than one fellowship in any given year.

 

 

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