The Burney Society UK is very pleased to invite applications for a Research Bursary for the 2017-18 academic year. The Bursary is open to a doctoral student or an independent scholar who is a member of the Burney Society UK and is currently researching any aspect of the life and work of Frances Burney and/or any of her family and/or wider circle. (To become a member of the Society, go here)
An award of £300 will be made towards travel, accommodation and living expenses for a research visit to a UK library, archive or similar research facility. The successful candidate will be expected to deliver a paper on their work at a future Burney Society UK AGM or, if that’s not possible, to write a report for the Society’s newsletter.
To apply, please send a CV and a completed application form (which includes a statement of research of no more than 1000 words that makes clear its relation to Burney and/or members of her family and/or her wider circle) by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Application forms can be found on the Society’s website.
Deadline: 31st March 2018. The winner will be announced in May and the successful applicant will generally be expected to undertake the research trip by the end of December 2018 at the latest.