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Fellowship: The Research Society of Victorian Periodicals (12/1/2018)

Curran Fellowships for Research on the 19th-century British Press
The Research Society for Victorian Periodicals (RSVP) is pleased to announce the competition for the tenth 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, as many as six fellowships will be awarded in amounts of up to $5000 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, and provide a budget for the amount requested.
Applications for the Curran Fellowships for research to be undertaken in 2019 must be submitted through the online application portal at https://rs4vp.fluidreview.com/ by December 1, 2018. The application portal will open on November 3, 2018, at which time applicants may create an account and begin preparing and submitting their proposals. At the application portal you may start your application and finish submitting it at a later date.
Required application materials include a c.v., project narrative, and description of archival materials. One letter of recommendation from a scholar familiar with the project is also required, by December 15, 2018. The full set of guidelines and instructions for applicants, as well as reports of previous winners, may be found on the RSVP website at http://rs4vp.org/curran-fellowship/
Applicants will be notified by February 15, 2019. 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. This report may be published on the RSVP website. They are also asked to acknowledge the fellowship in any published work based on that research.
Questions about the Curran Fellowships may be sent to curranfellowship@gmail.com
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

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