Cambridge University Reporter

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 2007. 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. Several major awards, up to a maximum of £2,000, 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. From 2004 the Society will offer an annual Royal Oak Foundation Bursary of £500, generously funded by the National Trust for bibliographical research projects using National Trust collections.

Applications must be submitted by 1 December 2006 and two referees, 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 2007.

In addition, the Society offers a limited number of minor grants, of £50 to £200, for specific purposes, such as the costs of travel or of microfilming (but not for conference attendance). 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 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.

Guidelines for applicants, together with application forms for major and minor grants may be downloaded from the Society's website Further information (also gudelines and application forms in hard copy if required) may be obtained from Dr John Hinks, Centre for Urban History, University of Leicester, LE1 7RH. Email