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Benefactor’s Small Research Awards

Thanks to a legacy from the late Dr Greg Wells, a mature MA and PhD student in the Arts Faculty, the Centre for the Study of the Renaissance is able to offer a number of small research awards, to foster interdisciplinary research in Medieval and Renaissance/Early Modern studies. Graduate students, early-career researchers (up to 3yrs post-PhD), associates of the CSR as well as permanent members of staff in the Arts Faculty with a compelling project are welcome to apply (but applications by doctoral students and ECRs are likely to be privileged). Examples of eligible activities include: travel to research libraries, archives or collections; a pilot study/activity towards a larger, future project or grant application; costs associated with a publication (copyright fees, professional services such as copy-editing or translation); conference or workshop organization.

Topics must lie within the broad remit of the Centre of the Study of the Renaissance. Preference may be given to proposals that benefit more than one individual and/or are related to Greg Wells’s own research interests, in the history of medicine and/or the study of Latin sources and/or manuscripts.

In 2021, the CSR is making available, on a competitive basis, awards of up to £500 each. Requests for smaller amounts are very welcome and may be privileged. Where appropriate, applicants are also encouraged to seek co-funding from other bodies.

Applications must contain a clear rationale and an itemized budget. They must be made on the appropriate form (link here) and sent to by the deadline of 5:00 pm on Monday 7th June 2021. Please note that activities for this call must take place between 1st August 2021 and 1st July 2022.

Successful applicants must acknowledge the Dr Greg Wells Research Award and the Centre for the Study of the Renaissance in any relevant publicity materials and publications. A brief report, preferably accompanied by a high-resolution image, will be expected within 1 month of completion of the project/activity.

Reports by the Recipients of the Dr Greg Wells Small Research Awards