McGill-ASECS Fellowship

About the Fellowship

The Burney Centre, in conjunction with the Rare Books and Special Collections Division of the McGill University Library, offers an annual Fellowship, designed to assist scholars who need to travel to and establish temporary residence in Montreal in order to use the resources of the Library. The Fellowship is available to scholars interested in any aspect of Frances Burney, the Burney family, and their extended circle. It carries an award of US $3,000 for a one-month stay, at a time to be arranged.

The Fellowship is funded by:

Many thanks to these two sponsors for their generous support in making this fellowship possible. 

Application Procedure

Applicants, who must be members of ASECS, should send a curriculum vitæ and a description of their project, specifying the relevance of the Burney Centre and Rare Books and Special Collection Division holdings to their research, to the address below. They should also indicate when they wish to take up the Fellowship. There is no application form. Applications are considered by a Committee which gives preference to specific and clearly described projects. 

The deadline for new applications is 30 November 2017, and candidates will be informed of the results in January 2018.

Applications should be emailed to burney.centre [at] (burney.centre[at], attention Dr Peter Sabor, Director of the Burney Centre.

Enquiries should be addressed to the Burney Centre at burney.centre [at] (burney.centre[at]

List of Fellowship Holders

2017 Fellow
D. J. E. A. Waterfield
PhD Candidate, Cambridge University

2016 Fellow
Cassie Ulph
Lecturer, Bishop Grosseteste University
Email: cassie.ulph [at] (cassie.ulph [at]
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2015 Fellow
Francesa Saggini
Professor, University of Tuscia
Email: fsaggini [at] (fsaggini [at]
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2014 Fellow
Todd Gilman
Librarian, Yale University
Email: todd.gilman [at] (todd.gilman [at]
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2013 Fellow
Sophie Coulombeau
PhD Candidate, University of York
Email: smc529 [at] (smc529)smc529 [at] ( [at] )smc529 [at] (
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2012 Fellow
Christina Davidson
Teaching Fellow, University of Sussex
Email: C.Davidson [at] (C.Davidson)smc529 [at] ( [at] )C.Davidson [at] (
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2012 Fellow
Marilyn Francus
Associate Professor, West Virginia University
Email: mfrancus [at] (mfrancus)smc529 [at] ( [at] )mfrancus [at] (

2011 Fellow 
Simon Macdonald
Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, University of Edinburgh
Email: sjsmacdonald [at] (sjsmacdonald)smc529 [at] ( [at] )//sjsmacdonald [at]">
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2011 Fellow
Ilias Chrissochoidis
Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford University
Email: ichriss [at] (ichriss)smc529 [at] ( [at] )//ichriss [at]">
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2010 Fellow
Louise Curran
PhD Candidate, University College London
Email: louise.curran [at] (louise.curran)smc529 [at] ( [at] )//louise.curran [at]">

2009 Fellow
Danielle Grover
PhD Candidate, University of Southampton
Email: danielle.grover [at] (danielle.grover)smc529 [at] ( [at] )//danielle.grover [at]">
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2008 Fellow
Catherine Parisian
Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina at Pembroke
Email: catherine.parisian [at] (catherine.parisian)smc529 [at] ( [at] )//catherine.parisian [at]">
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2008 Fellow
Geoffrey Sill
Associate Professor, Rutgers University at Camden
Email: sill [at] (sill)smc529 [at] ( [at] )//sill [at]">
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2007 Fellow
Mascha Gemmeke
Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin, Ernst Moritz Arndt University Greifswald
Email: gemmeke [at] (gemmeke)smc529 [at] ( [at] )//gemmeke [at]">
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