American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies 

2020-2021 Travel Grants

The grants listed below support research in eighteenth-century studies that requires travel. Only members of ASECS in good standing are eligible to apply.

 

(To join ASECS, visit: https://asecs.press.jhu.edu/membership/join

 

Applicants should submit only one application and will be considered for every grant for which they are eligible.   All application materials and letters of recommendation must be received by 1 January 2021.

All completed applications must include:


·        Application form:  https://goo.gl/forms/xThkn3UmC15ZF6c42

·        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
·        A budget


Combine the four supporting documents into a single file (Word or .pdf) and send them to the ASECS Business Office at asecsoffice@gmail.com.
 
·        Two letters of recommendation, to be sent by the recommenders directly to the ASECS Business Office at asecsoffice@gmail.com.

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Gwin J. and Ruth Kolb Research Travel Fellowship - $500


Eligibility: All members of ASECS who are faculty or 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 


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


Eligibility: ASECS members resident in North America.


Purpose: To support documentary research in eighteenth-century English literature, by scholars based in North America.


Restrictions: 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


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 - $1250


Eligibility:  All members of ASECS
Purpose:  To support researchers, regardless of rank, who are working in French literary studies.


 

Paula Backscheider Archival Fellowship - $1000


Eligibility: All members of ASECS


Purpose: To support those researchers whose projects necessitate work in archives, repositories, and special collections (public and private) in foreign countries and/or in the United States.


No applicant may accept more than one ASECS travel grant or fellowship in any given academic year.

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