Funding Resources

Travel is expensive.  Conference fees add up.  You can’t survive on tea and biscuits.  Take a look at some funding opportunities that may help carry the financial load – for the conference circuit, for future publications, for your work in general. We’ll be sure to post news on the main page, but this list will stay up year-round.

  • The Society lists nine separate fellowship opportunities with funding ranging from $6,000-$2,000 USD.
  • Named fellowships available to support topics like:  History of Bibliography, British Book Trades, History of the Book in America, History and Bibliography of Printing in Canada and the US, Cartography, and North American Bibliography.
  • The Society also offers unnamed fellowships for bibliographical research.
Society for Renaissance Studies
  • Putting together your own conference in the British Isles?  Try the SRS Conference Grants page (£500-£1,500).
  • Interested in a Study or Postdoctoral Fellowship? (nb Must be from university in Britain or Ireland, does include study of Italian history and culture.)
  • NEW:  A book prize (£1,000) for SRS members contributing original research in the field of Renaissance Studies.
  • Offers yearly fellowships and bursaries up to £1,000.
  • Grants are available to researchers and projects in all subjects and language areas of Renaissance studies; many available to people of each three ranks: nondoctoral, younger scholar, senior scholar.
  • Up to nine RSA Research grants of $3,000; two named grants (one for art history) of $3,000; one Bodleian Library Research Grant (one month residency and $3,000 stipend); one Patricia H. Labalme Grant (one month residency for study in Venice, total award $3,000); and five Samuel H. Kress Foundation Grants in Renaissance Art History for $3,000.
  • Travel grants to conference available yearly.
  • Anniversary Fund bursaries available to offset registration fees.
  • Awards granted in January and July, in amounts ranging from £50-£1,500 (most falling between £250-£750).
  • Funds are available for expenses related to conferences, publications, and research materials not directly related to completion of a thesis.

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