The Curran Fellowships are open to researchers of any age from any of a wide range of disciplinary perspectives who are exploring the nineteenth-century British periodical press (including magazines, newspapers, and serial publications of all kinds) as an object of study in its own right, and not only as a source of material for other historical topics. Applicants’ projected research may involve the study of any aspects of the periodical press in any of its manifold forms, and may range from within Britain itself to the many countries, within and outside of the Empire, where British magazines and newspapers were bought, sold, and read during the long nineteenth-century.
The Curran Fellowships are travel and research grants intended to support scholars in making use of primary print and archival sources related to British magazines and newspapers published during the long nineteenth- century. Generally, multiple awards are given each year. The fellowship is made possible through the generosity of the late Eileen Curran, Professor Emerita of English, Colby College, and inspired by her pioneering research on Victorian periodicals.
See https://rs4vp.org/awards/curran-fellowship/ for more details.
Web Portal Submission Information
Please complete an online application form; upload a C.V., narrative proposal, and description of primary sources; and complete one request for a recommendation letter. The deadline for your application is November 15; the deadline for recommendation letters is November 22.
Once you've started an application, you can view the instructions at any time by clicking on the grey "i" instructions button on the right side of your application view.
Questions about the application process can be directed to the awards administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org.