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 $3,000 CAN for a one-month stay, at a time to be arranged.
The Fellowship is funded by:
- The American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (ASECS)
- The Burney Society (North America) and the Burney Society (UK)
Many thanks to these three sponsors for their generous support in making this fellowship possible.
Applicants should send a curriculum vitæ and a description of their project (1,200-1,500 words), 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. Upon the award of the Fellowship, the successful applicant must be a member of ASECS.
The deadline for new applications is 31 December 2019, and candidates will be informed of the results in January 2020.
Applications should be emailed to burney.centre [at] mcgill.ca (burney.centre[at]mcgill.ca), attention Dr Peter Sabor, Director of the Burney Centre.
Enquiries should be addressed to the Burney Centre at burney.centre [at] mcgill.ca (burney.centre[at]mcgill.ca).
List of Fellowship Holders
Professor, Carleton University
PhD candidate, University of New Mexico
PhD candidate, University of Washington
D. J. E. A. Waterfield
PhD Candidate, Cambridge University
Lecturer, Bishop Grosseteste University
Professor, University of Tuscia
Librarian, Yale University
PhD Candidate, University of York
Teaching Fellow, University of Sussex
Associate Professor, West Virginia University
Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, University of Edinburgh
Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford University
PhD Candidate, University College London
PhD Candidate, University of Southampton
Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina at Pembroke
Associate Professor, Rutgers University at Camden
Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin, Ernst Moritz Arndt University Greifswald