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 $3,000 CAN for a one-month stay, at a time to be arranged.

The Fellowship is funded by:

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

Application Procedure

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 McGill-ASECS Fellowship will not be awarded for 2022, as the 2020 Fellowship has been held over for two years into 2022.

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

List of Fellowship Holders

2019 Fellow
Lorna Clark
Professor, Carleton University
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2018 Fellows
Kelly Hunnings
PhD candidate, University of New Mexico
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Sarah Faulkner
PhD candidate, University of Washington
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2017 Fellow
D. J. E. A. Waterfield
PhD Candidate, Cambridge University
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2016 Fellow
Cassie Ulph
Lecturer, Bishop Grosseteste University
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2015 Fellow
Francesa Saggini
Professor, University of Tuscia
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2014 Fellow
Todd Gilman
Librarian, Yale University
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2013 Fellow
Sophie Coulombeau
PhD Candidate, University of York
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2012 Fellow
Christina Davidson
Teaching Fellow, University of Sussex
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2012 Fellow
Marilyn Francus
Associate Professor, West Virginia University
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2011 Fellow 
Simon Macdonald
Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, University of Edinburgh
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2011 Fellow
Ilias Chrissochoidis
Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford University
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2010 Fellow
Louise Curran
PhD Candidate, University College London
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2009 Fellow
Danielle Grover
PhD Candidate, University of Southampton
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2008 Fellow
Catherine Parisian
Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina at Pembroke
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2008 Fellow
Geoffrey Sill
Associate Professor, Rutgers University at Camden
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2007 Fellow
Mascha Gemmeke
Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin, Ernst Moritz Arndt University Greifswald
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