The Research Society for Victorian Periodicals (RSVP) is pleased to
announce the competition for the eighth 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 2016 must be submitted in electronic form and sent to
firstname.lastname@example.org by November 1, 2015. 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.
Applicants will be notified early in the new year. Successful
applicants will be required to submit a brief report to RSVP at the
conclusion of the funded portion of their project, describing the
results of their research, and are asked to acknowledge the fellowship
in any published work based on that research.
The full call for applications, as well as reports by past winners,
may be found at http://rs4vp.org/curran-fellowship/.
The Research Society for Victorian Periodicals (RSVP) is an
interdisciplinary and international society of scholars devoted to
exploring the 19th-century periodical press, both magazines and
newspapers. To learn more about RSVP, visit http://www.rs4vp.org.