The Bruce Harkness Young Conrad Scholar Award
The Joseph Conrad Society of America presents an annual Bruce Harkness Young Conrad Scholar Award, named in honor of Bruce Harkness, Conrad scholar and former president of the society. The award is presented to an outstanding graduate student who is writing a dissertation on Conrad or to a recent Ph.D. who has been teaching for no more than five years and is doing research on Conrad. The award consists of a $100 honorarium, one year's membership in the Joseph Conrad Society of America, and a complimentary invitation to the annual Conrad Society dinner held during the Modern Language Association convention. Please send a sample of scholarly writing (not to exceed 9,000 words) and a cv to Brian Richardson, President, The Joseph Conrad Society of America, at: email@example.com by November 30. The 2012 award will be presented at the annual Conrad Society dinner to be held in January 2013 during the annual Modern Language Association Convention in Boston.
The Joseph Conrad Society of America presents the bi-annual Ian P. Watt Prize for Excellence in Conrad Scholarship to a distinguished Conrad scholar. The award is named in recognition of Ian P. Watt, a distinguished scholar in Conrad studies. The award comes with a $250 prize and a lifetime membership in the Joseph Conrad Society of America. The Ian P. Watt Prize was originally made possible through the generosity of the late Mrs. Ruth Watt.
The Joseph Conrad Society of America presents a periodic award in Conrad studies. The Adam Gillon Book Award in Conrad Studies is named in recognition of the founder of the Joseph Conrad Society of America and long-time president of the society. The prize will be awarded at the Joseph Conrad Society of America's annual business meeting to be held at the Modern Language Association's annual convention in January 2016. Eligible works must be published book-length critical or biographical studies written in English (or predominantly in English) or translated into English and must be predominantly about the life and/or works of Joseph Conrad. In addition to single-author works, book-length collections of essays in Conrad studies and significantly-revised editions of earlier critical or biographical works in Conrad studies would be eligible. Reprints of earlier critical or biographical works in Conrad studies (unless significantly revised) and editions of Conrad's writings would not be eligible. The award will consider works published from 2012 through 2014. The award consists of a $200 honorarium. The winner of the award will be notified in late November or early December 2015. Publishers and authors/editors are welcome to nominate books for this award. For more information on submission, please contact John Peters firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The Joseph Conrad Society of America offers small grants to young scholars to offset the cost of attending a conference to present a paper on Conrad. Applicants may apply during the academic year (September-June) to Brian Richardson, President, The Joseph Conrad Society of America, Department of English, University of Maryland, College Park, College Park, MD 20742 USA . All applicants should submit the following: a letter itemizing travel expenses for the entire trip and indicating financial need (preference will be given to graduate students and adjunct faculty members), evidence of having a paper accepted for presentation at an upcoming conference (a photocopy of either a letter of acceptance or of the appropriate page in a conference program). Applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible, since funds are limited and will be awarded on a first come, first serve basis.
Juliet McLauchlan Prize
An annual prize is awarded by the Joseph Conrad Society (U.K.) for an essay on any aspect of the works and/or life of Joseph Conrad. The prize is dedicated to the memory of Juliet McLauchlan, a much loved Conradian and former Chair of the Society, by encouraging writing from new Conradians. The value of the prize is 200 pounds sterling. The essay competition is designed to foster work by new Conradians and emergent scholars, including undergraduates, postgraduates and independent scholars of any age, subject to the proviso that entrants should not have held a full-time academic appointment for more than three years. Essays must be original and not previously published, between 5000 and 7000 words in length, in English. and typed double-spaced. The competition is now open and the final date for acceptance of entries is 15th May 2013. The essays will be judged by a panel of Joseph Conrad Society committee members and the winning entry will be announced at the Society's Annual International Conference in July. Winning and commended essays will be favourably considered for publication in The Conradian. Entries, accompanied by a brief c.v. and current address, should be sent to: The Secretary, Joseph Conrad Society (U.K.), c/o P.O.S.K., 238-246 King Street, London W6 ORF, England. Should you wish your essay to be returned, please send a S.A.E. with your entry.
Joseph Conrad Society (UK) Study Grants and Travel Bursaries
The Joseph Conrad Society (UK) invites applications for financial support, up to an annually determined maximum, for attending Conrad conferences, or undertaking research or pursuing a special interest, in the UK or abroad, in relation to the works of Joseph Conrad. The grants budget is limited and other sources must have been approached in the first instance. A statement of expenses, with receipts, is required. All sums in sterling. For more information on applying for funds, click on the following link: http://www.josephconradsociety.org/
Gail Fraser Memorial Conference Travel Grant
In remembrance of Gail Fraser (1939-2011), Bruce Fraser has provided funds for a young scholar either in the final stages of doctoral studies or within three years of obtaining the doctorate to defray costs of attending the Society's annual conference. Applicants must be members of the Joseph Conrad Society (UK) at the time of application. There is no restriction as to whether they hold a full or part-time position, or whether other support is available. The annual grant is £300, which will be given to one individual or shared, as determined by the awards committee. Those wishing to apply for this award will find details at: www.josephconradsociety.org. The deadline for the receipt of submissions is 15 May 2013.