Bursaries funded by  the Wordsworth Conference Foundation have hitherto normally been  intended to enable young scholars, principally at postgraduate and early post-doctoral level, to attend the annual Wordsworth Summer Conference and Wordsworth  Winter School.


During the period in which live  face-to-face events are not possible, the Trustees nonetheless wish to continue to advance the main aims of the Foundation by making available to young scholars who are working on the Wordsworth circle and/or  Wordsworthian aspects of Romanticism a small fund which will either facilitate attendance at online conferences, pay for scholarly resources, or otherwise support their continuing research.


Applications are invited from full-time postgraduates, or from those who have completed a PhD within the last five years (i. e. January 2016-present), for up to  12 Bursaries of £250.


Please email a letter of application (clearly labelled BURSARY 2021)  in the form of a Word attachment to proposal.wsc@gmail.com  giving your reasons for applying and explaining clearly  how the bursary funds will be used. Please also arrange for an independently emailed supporting letter to be sent from your supervisor or academic referee verifying your status.


The closing date for applications is 12 noon UK time on Monday 17 May 2021.

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