Announcing Conference Bursaries for PGR Students/ECRs!

The following PGR student bursaries are advertised for the 2015 British Association of Victorian Studies Conference, Victorian Age(s). All bursaries are for £100, to be used by recipients to partially cover the costs of attending the conference.

The bursaries are as follows:

Four BAVS bursaries. Recipients are required to write within six months of the conference date (a) a report of the conference for the BAVS Newsletter of not more than 1,500 words, and (b) a blog for The Victorianist, on a theme or subject which has attracted their interest in the course of the conference and which has been agreed with the PGR BAVS representatives. Additionally, they are required to tweet on the BAVS 2015 Twitter account during the course of the conference.

Two LCVS bursaries. Recipients are required to tweet on the LCVS (Leeds Centre for Victorian Studies) 2015 account, and to write two blogs each for the LCVS blog (one a report on their experience of the conference, of not more than 1,500 words, and the other on a subject of Victorian interest to be agreed with the LCVS blog coordinators).

All bursaries are available to those who have recently submitted doctoral theses, but do not hold an academic post. You do not have to be giving a paper at the conference to apply for the bursaries.

Application is via a letter of not more than 1 page, and a brief CV of no more than 2 pages. Applicants should explain in the letter how conference attendance will contribute to their research and professional development, and outline skills and previous experience which will facilitate their performance of the required tasks.

The letter of application and the CV should be sent to the conference lead co-ordinator, Dr Rosemary Mitchell, at r.mitchell@leedstrinity.ac.uk by Friday 3 July, 5pm. Any enquiries should be similarly addressed.

Applications for the BAVS bursaries are assessed by a panel that includes member(s) of the BAVS Executive Committee and member(s) of the conference organising committee. Applications for the LCVS bursaries are assessed by a panel of staff members of the LCVS.

Bursary-holders will be expected to pay all registration and other fees for the conference in advance, and will receive their bursary cheques at the conference.

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