British academy

United States of America: Past Awards

American Philosophical Society Awards: 2009-10 | 2006-07

Huntington Library Awards: 2010-11 | 2009-10 | 2008-09 | 2007-08 | 2006-07 | 2005-06 | 2004-05 | 2003-04 | 2002-03 | 2001-02 | 2000-2001 | 1999-2000 | 1997-98 | 1996-97

Newberry Library Awards: 2010-11 | 2009-10 | 2006-07 | 2003-04 | 2000-01 | 1999-2000 | 1996-97 | 1995-96

Please note: Awards are arranged alphabetically by surname of the grant recipient. The institution is that given at the time of application.


American Philosophical Society

The British Academy American Philosophical Society scheme ran from 2003 to 2011.

The British Academy’s agreement with the American Philosophical Society enabled scholars to undertake a period of research of between one to three months, to a total of four months each year, among a number of facilities in Philadelphia. The short-term fellowships were open to scholars of postdoctoral level or beyond ordinarily resident in the United Kingdom, the Isle of Man or the Channel Islands. Priority was given to junior scholars, and those researching American studies and the history of science, medicine and technology.

The Academy paid the scholar's return fares and the American Philosophical Society provided a maintenance allowance.

Among the facilities available in Philadelphia were the APS Library, the Philadelphia City Archive, the University of Pennsylvania Libraries, the Library Company of Philadelphia, the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, the College of Physicians, the Friends Library at Swarthmore College, the Quaker Collection at Haverford College, the Winterthur Library and Museum, the Rosenbach Museum, and the Chemical Heritage Foundation.

The British Academy is grateful to the American Philosophical Society for the collaboration since 2003.

UK Scholars seeking funding to visit facilities in Philadelphia may wish to consider the Academy’s Small Research Grants scheme for funding to support a research visit.


American Philosophical Society

2009-10

Dr S Oliver
(University of Salford)
Infection and the critical press: Medicine, prisons, and reviews in Philadelphia, 1790-1830
2 months in quota year 2009-10



2006-07

Dr D Milne
(University of Nottingham)
Intellectualism in American Diplomacy, 1880-2004
1 month in quota year 2007-08

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Huntington Library

The British Academy Huntington Library scheme ran from 1982 to 2011.

The British Academy’s special arrangement with the Huntington Library in San Marino, California enabled scholars to undertake a period of research of between one to three months, to a total of six months each year, at the Huntington Library with its unrivalled collection in American and British history, literature and art. The short-term fellowships were open to scholars of postdoctoral level or beyond ordinarily resident in the United Kingdom, the Isle of Man or the Channel Islands. The Academy paid the scholar's return fares and the Huntington Library provided a maintenance allowance.

The British Academy is grateful to the Huntington Library for the collaboration since 1982 which has, on average, supported six scholars visiting the UK each year from the USA, and a similar number from the UK visiting the Huntington. UK Scholars seeking funding to visit the Huntington Library may wish to apply direct to Library for a Fellowship, or to consider the Academy’s Small Research Grants scheme for funding to support a research visit.


Huntington Library

2010-11

Professor J Boffey
(Queen Mary University of London)
Written and in print: books in London c.1475-1530
One month

Dr F Schurink
(Newcastle University)
Renaissance Translations of Plutarch's Essays and Lives: A New Edition
One month

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2009-10

Dr M Fairclough
(University of Huddersfield)
Richard Charlie and the politics of electricity
One month

Professor P J Kitson
(University of Dundee)
China in British popular drama, 1780-1830
One month

Dr V Rumbold
(University of Birmingham)
'Parodies, Hoaxes, Treatises, Mock-treatises', Vol. IV of the Cambridge Edition of the Works of Jonathan Swift: consultation of manuscript and print materials in the Huntington Library
One month

Dr M Sung
(Nottingham Trent University)
Cataloguing the woodblock collection of James Tarbotton Armstrong
Two months

Professor D Worrall
(Nottingham Trent University)
The theatre of the romantic transatlantic
One month

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2008-09

Dr M Bland
(University of Oxford)
Jonson's Guicciardini
2 months

Dr P Kewes
(University of Oxford)
Complete annotated old-spelling edition of Holinshed's Chronicles of England, Scotland and Ireland for Oxford University Press. General editors: Ian Archer, Felicity Heal, and Paulina Kewes
3 month quota in year 2007-08

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2007-08

Dr P Beal, FBA
(University of London)
Catalogue of English Studies Literary Manuscripts 1450-1700 (CELM)
1 month in quota year 2007-08

Dr A R T Butterfield
(University College London)
Editing Medieval English Lyrics: Towards a new Norton Critical Edition
1 month in quota year 2007-08

Professor B A Cummings
(University of Sussex)
The Book of Common Prayer and its readers: a study of the James R. Page Collection
1 month in quota year 2007-08

Dr G Ioppolo
(University of Reading)
Supplementary Research for The Henslowe-Alleyn Digitisation Project
1 month in quota year 2007-08

Dr N D Smith
(University College London)
The literary manuscripts and letters of Hannah More
1 month in quota year 2007-08

A special award to cover travel expenses to the Huntington was made to:

Mr C A Bonfield
(University of East Anglia)
A Guide to Healthy Living: The Regimen Sanitatis in England, c. 1348-1600

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2006-07

Dr M B Bland
(De Montfort University)
The poems and prose of Ben Jonson
2 months in quota year 2006-07

Professor D Davies
(University of Durham)
Jesus in Mormonism
1 month in quota year 2006-07

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2005-06

Dr D Cunnington
(University of Oxford)
The law and the origins of English literary criticism: the interests and influence of Sir Thomas Egerton
1 month in quota year 2005-06

Dr K L Harvey
(University of Sheffield)
Male authority and the household economy,C1650-1850: a social and cultural history
1 month in quota year 2005-06

Dr P Kewes
(University of Oxford)
The staging of history in early modern England
2 months in quota year 2005-06

Reverend I A Whyte
(Independent Scholar)
Zachary Macaulay: his part in the Anti-Slavery Movement
2 months in quota year 2005-06

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2004-05

Dr S Bending
(University of Southampton)
Women's, gardens and retirement in the eighteenth century
2 months in quota year 2004-05

Dr M B Bland
(Open University)
Manuscript, print, and the London book-trade, 1560-1640
2 months in quota year 2004-05

Dr G Wright
(Nottingham Trent University)
English womens's devotional manuscripts, 1580-1700
2 months in quota year 2004-05

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2003-04

Dr P T Baines
(University of Liverpool)
Edmund Curll: A bio-bibliographical study
1 month in quota year 2003-04

Dr K L Harvey
(Royal College of Art)
Male authority and the household economy, C1650-1850: A social and cultural history
1 month in quota year 2003-04

Professor J Hoppit
(University College London)
The forms and functions of economic thought in Britain, 1660-1775
1 month in quota year 2003-04

Professor A L Hughes
(University of Keele)
Presbyterian publishing and political mobilisation, 1643-1651
1 month in quota year 2003-04

Dr A Shepard
(University of Sussex)
Violence and violation in Early Modern England
1 month in quota year 2003-04

Dr Ceri Sullivan
(University of Wales Bangor)
Troping the conscience in metaphysical verse: Donne, Herbert and Vaughan; Alabaster, Southwell and Crashaw
1 month in quota year 2003-04

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2002-03

Professor P W Edwards FBA
(University of Liverpool)
The metaphor of pilgramage in English literature
4 weeks in quota year 2002-03

Dr J Knowles
(University of Sterling)
Study of the manuscript of Jonson's Gipsies Metamorphosed
1 month in quota year 2001-02

Dr P J Quinn
(Unversity College Northampton)
The Hearst newspapers and propaganda usage during World War 1
2 months in quota year 2002-03

Dr S Ruston
(University of Wales Bangor)
Shelley and vitality
10 weeks in quota year 2002-03

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2001-02

Professor A R Dutton
(University of Lancaster)
An edition of Jonson's Volpone for the Cambridge Ben Jonson
1 month in quota year 2001-02

Dr M Morrissey
(University of Aberdeen)
Politics and the art of preaching in early modern England
1 month in quota year 2001-02

Dr S K Poynting
(Keele University)
The writings of Charles 1
1 month in quota year 2001-02

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2000-01

Professor R W Hoyle
(University of Central Lancashire)
Thomas Egerton, first Lord Ellesmere and the character of the English nobility
1 month in quota year 2000-01

Dr J Knowles
(University of Stirling)
Noble Recreations: the Jacobean and Caroline entertainment
2 months in quota year 2000-01

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1999-00

Dr M Braddick
(University of Sheffield)
The state in early modern England: Order, hierarchy and surbodination in early modern Britain
1 month in quota year 1999-2000

Mr B M Robins
(WEA Adult Education)
The Catch Club in eighteenth-century Britain
3 months in quota year 1999-2000

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1997-98

Dr E A Laurence
(Open University)
Women and their buildings in early modern England
1 month in quota year 1997-98

Professor A H T Levi
(Retired)
The life of Erasmus and the development of his thought
3 months in quota year 1997-98

Dr P J M Quinn
(Nene College)
American propaganda in the prose literature of the Great War (1916-1920)
1 month in quota year 1997-98

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1996-97

Dr S Bygrave
(University of Southampton)
Sensibility, poetry and the sentimental education
1 month in quota year 1996-97

Dr A C Scullion
(University of Glasgow)
Women playwrights in London: 1750-1800
3 months in quota year 1996-97

Dr M Walsh
(University of Nottingham)
The American West: Visions and revisions
1 month in quota year 1996-97

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Newberry Library

The British Academy Newberry Library scheme ran from 1972 to 2011.

The British Academy’s special arrangement with the Newberry Library in Chicago enabled scholars to undertake a period of research of at least one month, to a total of three months each year, at the Newberry Library with its unrivalled collection in the history of West Europe and the Americas from the late Middle Ages to the 19th century; literature; and history of cartography. The short-term fellowships were open to scholars of postdoctoral level or beyond ordinarily resident in the United Kingdom, the Isle of Man or the Channel Islands. The Academy paid the scholar's return fares and the Newberry Library provided a maintenance allowance.

The British Academy is grateful to the Newberry Library for the collaboration since 1972 which has, on average, enabled up to three one-month fellowships in each direction each year. UK Scholars seeking funding to visit the Newberry Library may wish to apply direct to Library for a Fellowship, or to consider the Academy’s Small Research Grants scheme for funding to support a research visit.


Newberry Library

2010-11

Dr F Schurink
(Newcastle University)
Renaissance Translations of Plutarch's Essays and Lives: A New Edition
One month

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2009-10

Professor Peter Beal
(University of London)
Catalogue of English Literary Manuscripts 1450-1700 (CELM Project)
One month

Professor G Ioppolo
(University of Reading)
John Payne Collier's 2-volume manuscript book of records of the life of Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex
One month

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2006-07

Dr N Fisher
(Independent Scholar)
The preparation of a bibliography of the work of John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester (1467-80)
1 month in quota year 2006-07

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2003-04

Dr J P D Dunbabbin
(University of Oxford)
The fixing of the US-Canadian border
2 months in quota year 2003-04

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2000-01

Dr G Wright
(Nottingham Trent University)
The Perdita Project: Women's manuscripts from 1500-1700

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1999-00

Dr S Evangelisti
(University of Birmingham)
Women, property and religious poverty in early modern Italy
2 months in quota year 2000-01

Dr R Middleton
(The Queen's University of Belfast)
Pontiac's war: The great war of the northern Indian nations, 1760-66
1 month in quota year 2000-01

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1996-97

Professor J Bergin
(University of Manchester)
Generations of dévots ca 1600-1660
1 month in quota year 1997-98

Dr D J Murray
(University of Nottingham)
Early Indian-White cultural and economic exchanges
1 month in quota year 1997-98

Dr J P O'Brien
(University of London)
The third eye: Imaginaton's sight in the French renaissance
1 month in quota year 1997-98

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1995-96

Dr T J Cresswell
(University of Wales, Lampeter)
Mobility in the United States: Cultural geographies of power and resistance
1 month in quota year 1996-97

Dr M Padget
(University of Sussex)
"Indian Country": Representing the Southwest, 1869-1935
2 months in quota year 1996-97