The Literary Encyclopedia Research Travel Awards

Each year The Literary Encyclopedia offers 3-5 travel bursaries worth between £500 and £750 each to assist emerging scholars in defraying the costs of archival research on a literary or related matter. Conference attendance is not covered. The award is sponsored by the generous donations of our contributors and editors to the Scholarship Fund set up by The Literary Encyclopedia.

The travel grant will be offered to an early career researcher* or PhD student from an institution which subscribes to The Literary Encyclopedia OR a contributor to our publication.

Applications are considered by the Editorial Board of The Literary Encyclopedia whose decision is final. The money is paid on presentation of receipts. Successful applicants will be expected to write a formal report of their work to be published on our website. The contribution of the LE Travel Award should be acknowledged in any resulting publications from these awards.

You can read about the winning candidates and research proposals from previous years HERE.

*Early career researcher is “an individual who is within eight years of the award of their PhD or within 6 years of their first academic appointment” (AHRC).

We will post further details about the 2023 edition of the Travel Award in due course; these will be announced on our homepage and circulated among our subscribers and contributors.

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