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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
Applicants will be notified by January 20, 2014. 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 athttp://www.rs4vp.org/prizes.html
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