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Posted by jaskelly under Announcement, Grants and Awards | Tags: competition, love prize, NACBS, prize, walter d. love | 0 Comments


The WALTER D. LOVE PRIZE in History is a $150 award given annually by the North American Conference on British Studies for the best article or paper of similar length or scope by a North American scholar in the field of British history.  The 2010 prize will be awarded to an article published during the calendar year 2009.  The prize journal article or paper, which may be published anywhere in the world, should exhibit a humane and compassionate understanding of the subject, imagination, literary grace, and scrupulous scholarship.  It should also make a significant contribution to its field of study.  Chapters from longer works are not eligible, but papers appearing in edited collections of essays are eligible.

All scholars who are citizens or permanent residents of the United States or Canada and living in either country at the time of the award are eligible to compete.  A copy of the nominated article or paper should be sent by April 1, 2010 to each member of the Prize Committee.  For prompt attention, mark packages "NACBS Prize Committee."  Send submissions to:

Professor Derek Hirst
History Department
Box 1062
Washington University
St Louis, Mo. 63130
Email: [email protected]

Professor Karen Robertson
Vassar College
English Department
Sanders Classroom building (SC)  Box 744
124 Raymond Ave.
Poughkeepsie, NY 12604-0744
Email: [email protected]

Professor Ina Zweiniger-Bargelowska
Department of History
University of Illinois at Chicago
Department of History (M/C 198)
913 University Hall
601 South Morgan Street
Chicago, IL 60607-7109
Email: [email protected]

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PCCBS Annual Graduate Paper Prize

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The Pacific Coast Conference on British Studies (PCCBS) invites
submissions for the annual prize for the best conference paper presented
during the 2009 calendar year by a graduate student member of the Pacific
Coast Conference on British Studies. The prize will be awarded at the
Spring 2010 meeting at Pomona College on March 19-21. The winner will
receive a monetary prize of $200.00 and be recognized at the annual

Submissions should be made by the graduate student who presented the
paper. Both the student and major professor must be members of the PCCBS. All graduate student papers presented at the 2009 PCCBS meeting at the
University of San Diego are treated as submissions. Also eligible for
submission are papers presented at another conference held during the 2009
calendar year by a graduate student studying at a university within the
PCCBS region. Faculty advisors among the PCCBS membership are urged to
encourage their eligible students to participate in the prize competition.

The written version of the conference paper, mirroring the oral conference
presentation, must be based on original research and deal with a topic
within British Studies. Excursive footnotes may be added.

Submitted papers, along with documentation concerning the conference where
the paper was presented, must be received by the committee chair by
January 8, 2010. Please submit the paper in the form of a digital copy
sent as an email attachment or in the form of three hard-copies sent by
mail to:

Dr. Sammie McGlasson (Prize Committee Chair)
4425 Juanita Ave
Chino, CA 91710
[email protected]

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IHR Mellon Fellowships for Doctoral Research in the Humanities

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IHR Mellon Fellowships for doctoral research in the humanities are administered by the Institute of Historical Research at the University of London and are funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Please forward this information to appropriate individuals and make your students aware that this source of funding exists The Fellowships are intended to help students registered as doctoral candidates at a North American university to:

1) work in original source materials in the humanities in the United Kingdom.
2) help doctoral candidates in the humanities to deepen their ability to develop knowledge from original sources.
3) provide insight from the viewpoint of doctoral candidates into how scholarly resources can be developed most helpfully in the future.

There are two types of Fellowship: Pre-dissertation and Dissertation. The Pre-dissertation Fellowship (stipend value USD $5,000) is offered for a maximum of 2 months and is intended to help candidates draw up and revise a dissertation proposal. Candidates must have completed their coursework and examinations prior to the start of the Fellowship. The Dissertation Fellowship (stipend value USD 25,000) is offered to candidates already working on their dissertation and who need to spend time in the United Kingdom to carry out archival research. These fellowships will run concurrently with the academic year (i.e. 1 October 2010 to 30 September 2011).

The closing date for receipt of applications, and supporting documentation, is 15 January 2010. Further details and forms may be obtained by using the link below.

Please inform and encourage your doctoral students to apply for these fellowships, where appropriate. This is a valuable opportunity for students who would benefit from carrying out work in original source materials held in the United Kingdom, but who otherwise might not be able to undertake such extensive research.

If you wish to join a mailing list making you aware of the University of London's academic resources and events,  send an email to [email protected].

For more information, contact

James Lees

Fellowship Officer
Institute of Historical Research
University of London
Senate House
Malet Street

Tel: 0207 862 8747
Fax: 0207 862 8745

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The NACBS, in collaboration with the Huntington Library, offers annually the NACBS-HUNTINGTON LIBRARY FELLOWSHIP to aid in dissertation research in British Studies using the collections of the library.  The amount of the fellowship is $2000.  A requirement for holding the fellowship is that the time of tenure be spent in residence at the Huntington Library.  The time of residence varies, but may be as brief as one month. Applicants must be U. S. or Canadian citizens or permanent residents and enrolled in a Ph.D. program in a U. S. or Canadian institution.

Nominations and applications for the 2010 award are invited. Please note that the timing of the competition has been moved forward to the fall, with applications due on November 30, 2009.  Applications should consist of a curriculum vitae, two supporting letters (one from the applicant's dissertation advisor), and a description of the dissertation research project. The letter should include a description of the materials to be consulted at the Huntington and the reason that these are essential sources for the dissertation.

A copy of the application package should be sent to each member of the Huntington Library Fellowship Committee listed below. Letters should be placed in sealed envelopes, signed across the flap and given to the applicant for inclusion in the application package. Applications must be postmarked by November 30, 2009. Awards will be announced by January 30, 2010. Send materials to: Professor Gary De Krey, Department of History, St Olaf College, 1520 St. Olaf Avenue, Northfield, MN 55057 (email: [email protected]), Professor Johann Sommerville, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of History, 3211 Mosse Humanities Bldg, 455 N. Park St., Madison, WI 53706 (email: [email protected]), and Professor Melissa Harkrider, Department of History, Wheaton College, 501 College Avenue, Wheaton, IL 60187 (email: [email protected]).

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