Research Grants for PhD and postdocs in History of the Book

09 june, 2022≈ 2 min read

Established in 2016, the Willison Foundation Charitable Trust promotes the advancement of the history of the book in the humanities. Applications must be submitted by the deadline of 30 September 2022 (17:00 GMT).

Funding is available for academics pursuing advanced research in the history of the book. The Trust looks with favour upon bids aimed at developing new methodologies and approaches, proof of concept testing, exploring new types of resource and experiment-based projects. Recipients will be expected to be working towards publication and/or other forms of dissemination.

Application is open to individuals based in any country pursuing advanced research in the history of the book, irrespective of nationality, discipline or profession. Applicants can be working towards a doctorate, carrying out postdoctoral research or carrying out work of an equivalent level regardless of the applicant's formal qualifications.

Proposals must be made by a single academic, either as an individual or on behalf of a group or organisation that carries out research in the history of the book. Applications are welcome from researchers at any career stage, including PhD students and senior scholars.

Funding of up to £4,000 is available. The Trust does not fund institutional overheads and expects that an award will be spent wholly on actual research, and that any unspent remnant be returned to the Trust at the conclusion of the research. The Trust expects that projects funded will be completed within the calendar year. In exceptional circumstances the Trustees may agree to an extension.

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