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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 2016-17, 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 next MACBS conference will be Spring 2017; presentation at the Fall 2016 NACBS conference in Washington DC is also acceptable). 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 2017.

Applications from graduate students should be received by December 15, 2015. 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. Andrew August, President, MACBS

Awards will be announced by Feb 1, 2016 and presented at the MACBS conference in spring 2017.

Winers for 2015-16:

Craig Gallagher, History, Boston College (Advisor: Owen Stanwood), for research on his dissertation, "Covenants and Commerce: Scottish Networks and the Making of the British Atlantic World" ($500)

David Thomas, History, Temple University (Advisor: Travis Glasson), for research on his dissertation, "The Anxious Atlantic: Revolution, Murder, and a 'Monster of a Man' in the Eighteenth-century British Atlantic World" ($500)

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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