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The official publication of the North American Conference on British Studies (NACBS), the Journal of British Studies, has positioned itself as the critical resource for scholars of British culture from the Middle Ages through the present. Drawing on both established and emerging approaches, JBS presents scholarly articles and books reviews from renowned international authors who share their ideas on British society, politics, law, economics, and the arts. In 2005 (Vol. 44), the journal merged with the NACBS publication Albion, creating one journal for NACBS membership.


The NACBS announces two categories of Diversity and Inclusion Fellowships for 2022-23.  Inspired by the events of 2020 and the Black Lives Matter movement, these awards aim to encourage all forms of diversity and inclusion within the profession of British Studies by channeling support and funding to emerging scholars belonging to minority groups currently underrepresented in the academy.

Fellowships are offered in two categories: 

Category 1:  one award of $10,000 is offered to graduate students pursuing the Ph.D. or post-doctoral candidates in the first three years following the award of their Ph.D.  Funds are intended for use in any form of career development in British Studies.

Category 2:  multiple awards of up to $5000 for undergraduates, recent recipients of the B.A./B.S, and M.A. students aiming to pursue a Ph.D. in some area of British Studies.  Funds are intended for use in any form of preparation for graduate training. 

The application deadline for both awards is June 1, 2022.

Members of underrepresented minority groups are encouraged to apply, as well as those whose lived experience might address the challenge of inclusion within the field of British Studies.  Applicants do not have to be members of the NACBS but will be given membership fees for three years as part of the award. 

Applicants in Category 1 must submit a brief personal statement (no more than 500 words), a curriculum vitae, and a proposal outlining their research and professional goals (no more than 500 words), along with a budget of expected expenses (e.g., research materials, travel, books). 

Applicants in Category 2 must submit a brief personal statement (no more than 500 words) and a budget of expenses related to research (travel, transportation, etc.) or preparation for graduate school, such as training in foreign languages or digital skills.  For those in the second category of awards only, one letter of reference from a recent instructor is required. 

Send an electronic copy (via e-mail) of the application package (as a single document—either WORD or PDF) to each member of the Fellowship Committee listed below. Letters of reference should be sent to the committee members separately by the referees. Electronic copies should be sent by 11:59 p.m. on June 1, 2022. The application file should be named (APPLICANT’S LAST NAME_Application) and letters of recommendation files should be named (APPLICANT’S LAST NAME_Letter). The details for each committee member, including a current email address, are included below:

Chair: Kennetta Hammond Perry
Director, Stephen Lawrence Research Centre
School of Humanities
De Montfort University
[email protected]

Marc Matera
Department of History
University of California Santa Cruz
[email protected]
Muriel C. McClendon
Department of History
University of California Los Angeles
[email protected]