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MACBS Research Travel Award

The Mid-Atlantic Conference on British Studies announces the creation of a research travel award for graduate students in British Studies. A fund of $1,000 is available for 2015-16, with the possibility of awarding a single grant or two grants of $500 each. The dissertation advisor of the graduate student must be a member of the MACBS (click here to learn how to join) and award winners will be expected to present a paper at the MACBS conference following their research travel. The award is intended for research travel expenses only. Recipients may use the award to fund travel abroad or domestically, as long as the topic being researched relates to British Studies. Research travel should be commenced by the end of 2016.

Applications from graduate students should be received by December 15, 2014. Applicants should submit a research proposal (max. 1,000 words) a c.v., a cover letter including the title of their dissertation, the name of their advisor, and their stage in graduate school (MA, ABD, Ph.D. candidate), and one letter of support from their thesis advisor.

All materials should be sent by email to:
Prof. Amy Froide, President, MACBS

Awards will be announced by Feb 1, 2015 and presented at the MACBS conference in spring 2015.

Winners for 2014-15 (announced at the 2014 conference):

Sophie Muller, History, Graduate Center, City University of New York (Advisor: Timothy Alborn), for research on her dissertation, "Unmanly Masculinities: Spaces and Memories of Victorian and Edwardian Working-Class Boyhood" ($500)

Jordan Smith, History, Georgetown University (Advisor: Alison Games), for research on his dissertation, "The Invention of Rum" ($500)

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