Carl H. Pforzheimer, Jr. Research Grants 2022

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The Pforzheimer Grants are awarded each year to support research in British Romanticism and literary culture, 1789-1832. Preference is given to projects involving authors and subjects featured in The Keats-Shelley Journal, the Association’s annual publication. Advanced graduate students, untenured faculty, and independent scholars working outside the academy are eligible. The grants do not support time off for writing or for travel to conferences.

The awards honor Carl H. Pforzheimer, Jr. (1907-1996), past president, vigorous advocate, and most generous benefactor of our Association. An investment banker and philanthropist, he also served as head of The Carl and Lily Pforzheimer Foundation, established by his parents. The Foundation has long been distinguished for funding scholarship in early nineteenth-century English literature.

The Keats-Shelley Association awarded the first Pforzheimer Grants for tenure in 2000. Our roster of winners, who have ventured as far as Ghana and Jamaica in pursuit of their subjects, continues to grow and flourish.

The deadline for 2022 awards is November 1, 2021.

Eligibility: Advanced graduate students, independent scholars, and untenured faculty.

Purpose: To provide funding for expenses related to research in the field of British Romanticism and literary culture between 1789 and 1832, especially projects involving authors and subjects featured in the Keats-Shelley Journal.

Application Procedures

A complete application must include:

·         Application Form (see link below).

·         Curriculum vitae.

·         Description of the project, not to exceed three pages. This brief narrative should clearly describe your project, its contribution to the field, and your plan for use of the money.

·         A one-page bibliography of publications that treat the topic.

·         Two letters of reference from people who know your work well and can judge its value. These letters should be sent directly by your referees to the Chair of the Grants Committee before the application deadline.

Please email complete applications in pdf format to the Chair of the Grants Committee, Professor Olivia Loksing Moy at: olivia.moy@lehman.cuny.edu

Report to the Association: The Keats-Shelley Association expects awardees to file project reports by the following December describing how the grants furthered their research.

More details available here.