A Blogroll in Five Acts
Part of the experience of being an early-career researcher includes learning how to transition from graduate student to scholar and peer. While much of the advice about this transition centers around issues of self-presentation, these blogrolls will focus on the changes in how one funds the work. Some of us are lucky to have monetary support from within our home institutions or live in states or provinces with government sponsorships for the Humanities, while others less so. In this five-part series, I list the current funding sources available for scholars of Renaissance literature—with a focus on early modern drama—divided into relative period of a “typical” career trajectory.
First, funding opportunities for graduate (US) or postdoctoral (UK) students.
- Carl S. Meyer Prize, Sixteenth Century Society & Conference
- J. Leeds Barroll Dissertation Prize, Shakespeare Association of America
- John Edward Kerry Prize, The Malone Society
- Essay Prize, Book History & the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing
- Essay Prize, The Hakluyt Society
- Essay Prize, The Review of English Studies
- Gerald Kahan Scholar’s Prize, American Society for Theatre Research
- New Scholars Essay Competition, Society for Theatre Research
- Postgraduate Essay Prize, Theatre & Performance Research Association
- #NextGenPlen, Shakespeare Association of America
- Alexandra Johnston Award, Medieval and Renaissance Drama Society
- Anne Lake Prescott Graduate Student Paper Conference Prize, The Spenser Review
- Emerging Scholars Panel, American Theatre & Drama Society
- Graduate Student Conference Presentation Award, Society for the Study of Early Modern Women
- New Scholars Program, The Bibliographical Society of America
Research & Travel Awards
- Conference Fee Grants for Students, Society for Theatre Research
- Graduate Student Research/Travel Award, American Theatre & Drama Society
- Graduate Student Travel Grants, Shakespeare Association of America
- Short-Term Research Grants, Renaissance Society of America
This is envisioned as a series that will ultimately end up as a stable annotated bibliography on a web page of its own. So please, if you know of or have yourself won any awards, fellowships, grants or others kinds of support for your research and writing net yet listed here, do let me know and I’ll add them.