Bursaries for the 2018 Wordsworth Summer Conference

Bursaries of £350, funded by benefactors and by the Foundation, are intended to enable young scholars, principally at postgraduate and early post-doctoral level, to enjoy ten active and stimulating days in the unique environment of Grasmere and Rydal, for about half the cost of the event.

Richard Wordsworth Bursaries £350 (Five)

FOR POSTGRADUATE OR POSTDOCTORAL APPLICANTS WORKING IN ENGLISH OR ANGLO-AMERICAN ROMANTICISM.

Ena Wordsworth Bursaries £350 (Five)

FOR STUDENTS WORKING ON WORDSWORTH OR IN THE FIELD OF ENGLISH ROMANTICISM.

General Conditions

Bursaries are intended to meet approximately half of the cost of the full ten-day conference. Holders of bursaries will be so designated on the list of participants or the conference programme. The bursary will be applied in the first instance to conference fees, and the balance to accommodation in the Rydal Hall Youth Centre, with all meals taken at Rydal Hall. Bursars are expected to attend all lectures, papers and conference events over the full ten days, and acceptance of a bursary implies an undertaking to do so.

Applications should be emailed to 

proposal.wsc@gmail.com

in the form of a Word attachment (not PDF) containing a paper proposal of approximately 300 words, together with a short unformatted c.v. in the same file, the entire application being not more than two sides of A4 (the file will be copied and pasted into a composite file, so please avoid elaborate formatting). Papers should be not longer than 2750 words  and may address any area of Romanticism. Please clearly mark your email 'BURSARY APPLICATION'.

Applicants should arrange for an academic reference to be sent independently to the same email address, verifying the applicant’s status and country of residence. Candidates need not apply for particular bursaries: they will be considered for any bursary for which they are eligible.

Please note that we may award a bursary without having space to include the proposed paper on the conference programme: such papers may, however, be ‘taken as read’, that is, made available in print form at the conference, if the proposer so chooses.

All bursary applications and references must reach proposal.wsc@gmail.com by 15 April 2018.


Decisions on bursaries will be announced by 1 May, and sooner if possible.