BARS Stephen Copley Research Award Scheme – additional funding

By Anna Mercer

The BARS committee has officially extended its support of its Stephen Copley Research Award Scheme with the creation of an additional funding round in any given year. Beginning in December 2021, there will be two separate rounds each June and December.

The Copley bursary scheme has long attracted strong applications from across the world, and we are delighted to be in a position to fund even more projects.

BARS bursary officer, Daniel Cook says,

The committee’s ongoing support of the scheme is testament to our commitment to postgraduate and early career scholars in Romantic Studies. It’s a great honour to administer these awards on behalf of BARS – the research outlined in the applications is consistently strong, vibrant and timely. As well as raising the number of awards we can fund each year, we have endeavoured to make the scheme as inclusive as possible, to better reflect the makeup of our community. As ever, we warmly welcome advice and feedback on these and other issues. The scheme now covers the costs of childcare, among other things, so that researchers can find valuable time to explore archives. Now more than ever, this scheme offers a real boon to the pursuit of …read more