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The Bibliographical Society


The Bibliographical Society invites applications from scholars engaged in bibliographical research (on, for example, book history, textual transmission, publishing, printing, book-ownership and book-collecting) for awards to be made in the calendar year 1998. The Society hopes to make awards both for immediate research needs, such as for microfilms or travelling expenses, and for longer-term support, for example to assist with prolonged visits to libraries and archives. It is envisaged that one major award, up to a maximum of £2,000, and a number of smaller awards will be offered.

One or more of these awards will be particularly associated with the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association which has contributed generously to the Fund.

The Society offers a Fredson Bowers award of $1,500, funded by the Bibliographical Society of America, and also, in conjunction with the Oxford Bibliographical Society, a Falconer Madan award of up to £500 for research undertaken in Oxford libraries or, under certain circumstances, conducted elsewhere upon topics connected with Oxford.

Applications must be submitted by 30 November 1997 and two refereees, familiar with the applicant's work, should be asked to write directly to the address below. Successful applicants will be notified following the meeting of the Council of the Bibliographical Society in February 1998.

In addition, the Society offers a limited number of minor grants, of £50 to £150, for specific purposes, such as the costs of travel or of microfilming. Applications for these grants may be submitted at any time and should be supported by a letter from one referee and a statement that the funds applied for are available from no other source.

Applicants for all awards may be of any nationality and need not be members of the Society.

Further particulars and application forms for both major and minor grants are available from Dr Maureen Bell, School of English, Birmingham University, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT (e-mail: BELLM@NOVELL1.BHAM.AC.UK).

Further information about the Society and its interests may be found in its centennial publication, The Book Encompassed, ed. Peter Davison (Cambridge University Press, 1992), or from recent issues of its journal, The Library.

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Reporter Special No 7: Awards, Funds, Studentships, and Prizes - 12th November 1997
Copyright © 1997 The Chancellor, Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambridge.