Locating the Burneys: From the Margins to the Mainstream Burney Society (UK) Conference 2019 30-31 July, Bishop Grosseteste University, Lincoln. Postgraduate/ECR Bursaries application process


The Burney Society is delighted to be able to offer two bursaries for its forthcoming conference. The Bursary will consist of £100 towards travel/expenses, and waiver of the registration fee.  Please note that the fee waiver is for conference registration *only* (i.e. this includes conference attendance and refreshments, but does not include accommodation or the optional conference dinner). These Bursaries are provided with the generous support of the British Association for Romantic Studies (BARS) and Bishop Grosseteste University’s School of Humanities.

Eligibility: postgraduate students registered on a programme at time of application; early-career academics who have completed a programme of study but do not have a salaried position.

Deadline: 1 April 2019 (5pm)

How to apply: email burneysocietyuk@gmail.com stating that you wish to be considered for one of the bursaries. Please include:

  • your affiliation
  • level of study/date of completion (if ECR)
  • breakdown of your costs for attending, and other sources of funding available to you if any (e.g. institutional conference funding)
  • brief statement of how attendance at the conference will benefit your research
  • For the BARS-sponsored Bursary, all other things being equal, preference will be given to an applicant who is also presenting at the BARS conference. If you are speaking at the BARS conference, please forward your email proof of acceptance with your application.

Successful applicants will be notified by mid-April. Recipients of the bursaries will be expected to write a conference report for the BARS Blog or BGU Research Blog (dependent on bursary awarded) within six weeks of the conference.

We have an exciting line-up for papers for our 2019 Burney Society Conference, and successful applicants have now been notified. If you missed the boat don’t worry, however!  We have a little room in the programme still, so will be accepting late abstracts up until the PG/ECR bursary deadline of 1 April (please see CFP here: http://burneysociety.uk/conferences).  You can, if you wish, submit an abstract and a bursary application as a single email.

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