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 for the generous support of our sponsors for making this fellowship available.
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.
No contest will be held during 2014. The deadline for new applications is 30 November 2015, and candidates will be informed of the results in January 2016.
Applications should be emailed to 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.
Todd GilmanLibrarian, Yale University
Email: todd.gilman [at] yale.edu
Sophie CoulombeauPhD Candidate, University of York
Christina DavidsonTeaching Fellow, University of Sussex
Associate Professor, West Virginia University[ Read Marilyn Francus' fellowship report (PDF format) ]
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