Research Travel Bursaries

UPDATE: The bursaries scheme remains open to applicants. Until further notice, it will also entertain applications for financial support to obtain images of manuscripts from libraries or archives to which the applicant is unable to travel. In such cases, the Society expects i) that the applicant has exhausted any potential research funding from their own institution; and ii) that they have explored with the library or archive the possibility of making the reproductions available online for wider scholarly use. Preference may be given to applications that will result in online access.

The purpose of the Society's Research Travel Bursaries is to support relevant research by scholars, at any stage in their career, who are not in receipt of the requisite funding from other sources. The value of all grants is between £300 and £1000 (GBP). There are two application rounds each year, with the deadlines falling on 1st September and 1st March; applicants will be informed of the Society's decision within three weeks of the deadline.

Eligibility and Requirements: Bursaries are open to all scholars whose research falls within the interests of the Society; all applicants for Research Travel Bursaries must also be members of the Society. The Society regrets that the Research Travel Bursaries scheme cannot provide funding to attend academic conferences or other organized events. Successful applicants will be required to submit a report following their research trip, with accounts. The Society’s support should be acknowledged prominently in any subsequent publication, and the Society informed of these.


To apply, please click here.

Friday, March 1, 2024 - 12:00am to 11:59pm
Awarded 2021
Name Status Proposal Bursary Report
Aikaterini Perdiki
Art History PhD Candidate - University of York
A cross-cultural examination of Greek and Latin Medieval circular world maps:After the Greek translation of the ''Commentary on the Dream of Scipio''.
Aline Douma
University of Groningen, PhD candidate
George Ashby and the Lancastrian Cause in the 1460s: Dating the Active Policy of a Prince
Gillian Adler, Paul Strohm
Assistant Professor of Literature, Sarah Lawrence College, New York
Alle Thyng Hath Tyme: Time in Medieval Life
Joe Stadolnik
University of Chicago, Postdoctoral Scholar
Alchemy across Vernaculars in England, 1370-1520
Awarded 2020
Name Status Proposal Bursary Report
Barbara Crostini
Uppsala University (adjunct lecturer)
John Geometres, In passionem Jesu Christi (BHG 418z): Critical edition with commentary and English translation
Charlotte Gauthier
PhD researcher, Royal Holloway, University of London
Reading Marsilius in Late-Medieval England
James Parkhouse
University of Oxford (recent graduate)
A Systematic Analysis of Alliterative Collocations in Eddic Poetry
Kathryn Peak
DPhil candidate, St Cross College, Oxford
The fourteenth and fifteenth century reception and transmission of De Consolatione Philosophiae in England
Trevor Smith
Postdoctoral Fellow, Arts and Humanities Research Institute, University of Leeds
The Texts and Manuscripts of Ranulf Higden’s Polychronicon and Continuations
Awarded 2019
Name Status Proposal Bursary Report
Carey Fleiner
University of Winchester, Senior Lecturer in Classical and Early Medieval History
Commemoration, Competition and Classical Reception in the Carolingian Court: the Poetry of Ermoldus Nigellus (c. 829). (Monograph under contract with Liverpool University Press, forthcoming 2024).
Daniel Davies
Ph.D. Candidate in English, University of Pennsylvania
‘Theorizing Literary Empire in Les Voeux du Paon (1312) and The Parlement of the Thre Ages (c.1350-90)’
Grace Catherine Greiner
Cornell University, PhD Candidate
Experimentation in the Archive: Medieval and Modern Poet-Critics and the Making of New Media
Grace Greiner
Cornell University, Doctoral Candidate
Hybridity in the Archive: Rethinking “From Manuscript to Print” with Joseph Holland and Lisa Robertson
Innocent Smith, op
Universität Regensburg, PhD Candidate
Doers of the Word: Bible Missals and the Celebration of the Eucharist in the 13th Century
Roisin Astell
University of Kent, Doctoral Student in Medieval and Early Modern Studies
Victoria Shirley
Teacher in English Literature, Cardiff University
Geoffrey of Monmouth and Universal History
William Arguelles
A Progress through Academic Conference Funding for an Emerging Scholar
Awarded Spring 2019
Name Status Proposal Bursary Report
Brent Pitts
Professor of Foreign Languages & Literatures; Director, Honors program, Meredith College
The Anglo-Norman Bible's book of Tobit
Awarded Autumn 2018
Name Status Proposal Bursary Report
James Dylan Sargan
University of Oxford, visiting associate member
Reading Practice in Early Middle English
Rachel Scott
Postdoctoral Research Associate, King's College London
The manuscripts of 'Calila e Dimna' in the Biblioteca de El Escorial
Sunny Harrison
Institute for Medieval Studies (Leeds), Teaching Fellow in Medieval Studies
The Theory and Practice of Horse Medicine in Late Medieval Italy
Awarded Spring 2018
Name Status Proposal Bursary Report
Arendse Lund
Doctoral Candidate, University College London
Law as Literature in the Vernacular Codes of Anglo-Saxon England
Claudia Tardelli Terry
Corpus Christi College Research Associate (Cambridge)
The reception of the Classics in the "Studio Pisano": Francesco da Buti's 'Commentariolus super Persium'
Trevor Russell Smith
Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds: PhD Candidate and PG Tutor
The Long Anglo-Norman Prose 'Brut' Chronicle: Development and Dissemination
Awarded Autumn 2017
Name Status Proposal Bursary Report
Agata Zielinska
UCL, PhD Student
The Institutionalisation of the Latin Church in Poland in the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Centuries
Anastasija Ropa
Lady Messengers and Youths in the Anonymous French La Queste del Saint Graal, the Perlesvaux and the Welsh Y Seint Greal
Dana Kovarik
University College London, PhD Student, English Department
The Iconography of Costumes and Stage Effects of Late Medieval English Morality Drama as Reconstructed through Ecclesiastic Artwork
Deborah Thorpe
Visiting Research Fellow, University of York
Old Hands: Ageing and the Handwriting of Medieval Scribes
Sarah Macmillan
Teaching Fellow in Medieval Literature, University of Birmingham
The English Imitation of Christ
Awarded Spring 2017
Name Status Proposal Bursary Report
Amanda Bohne
PhD Candidate, Notre Dame University

Networks of Concern: Post-Mortem Care of the Soul in Medieval England

Benjamin Barootes
Postdoc. Fellow, Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Toronto
In nomine meo: The Texts and Contexts of Oxford, Trinity College MS 8
Jonah Coman
PhD Candidate in Medieval Studies, SAIMS, University of St Andrews

Medieval Collections Visit to East Coast of USA

Lisandra Costiner
DPhil candidate in the History of Art, University of Oxford

An Illuminated Italian Manuscript of the Meditationes Vitae Christi

Louise Tingle
PhD Candidate, Cardiff University

Royal Woman in Fourteenth-Century England

Vanessa Wright
PhD Candidate, University of Leeds

The Manuscript Context of Medieval French Cross-Dressing Literature

Awarded Autumn 2016
Name Status Proposal Bursary Report
Linne R. Mooney
Professor, University of York
The Bodmer Library MS 178 of John Gower's Confessio Amantis
Sophie Harwood
Doctoral Candidate and PGR Tutor, University of Leeds

Women and Warfare in the Romans d'Antiquité

Sophie Kelly
PhD Candidate, University of Kent

Invention and Innovation: Unusual Images of / Unusual Influences on Trinitarian Iconography in BnF MS Français 14969, BnF MS Latin 12833 and Chartres Cathedral

Awarded Spring 2016
Name Status Proposal Bursary Report
Alexandra Lee
University College, London

Laude, Lucchese Confraternities and the Bianchi of 1399

Mike Carr
University of Edinburgh
Manuscript Variants of the Epistola Morbosani Found in Budapest and Vienna
T. R. Smith
Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Conceiving Individuality and Emotions: English Rhetorical Approaches to War and Peace, 1327–77
Awarded Autumn 2015
Name Status Proposal Bursary Report
Curran, Colleen
Doctoral Student, King's College, London

 ‘Bruxelles, Bibliotheque Royale, MS 8558-8563, fols. 80-131 and the introduction of Caroline minuscule in Britain’

Gemmill, Elizabeth
University Lecturer in Local History, Dept. for Cont. Ed., Oxford

The manuscript register of John Salmon, bishop of Norwich 1299-1325

Jordan, Alexandra
Doctoral Student, University of Durham

'Three unpublished versions of the ninth-century Latin Lives of St Melanius of Rennes'

Awarded Spring 2015
Name Status Proposal Bursary Report
Cooper, Charlotte
Doctoral Student, St. Edmund Hall, University of Oxford

Examination of manuscripts containing texts of Christine de Pizan in the Koninklijke Bibliotheek in Brussels, the Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris, and the Musée Condé Chantilly

Harris, Katerina
Ph.D. Candidate, New York University, Institute of Fine Arts

Portraits at-death: Effigies in Fifteenth- and Sixteenth-Century Italy

Pitts, Brent A.
Professor of Foreign Languages & Literatures, Meredith College

La Terre des Sarazins: the amplified version’

Reeves, Andrew
Assistant Professor of History, Middle Georgia State College

"The Nourishment of God's Word:" Inter caetera in England

Awarded Autumn 2014
Name Status Proposal Bursary Report
Adler, Gillian
Doctoral Student, UCLA

Chaucer’s dream-visions and their use of history

Bieniak-Nowak, Magdalena
Assistant Professor, Warsaw University

Stephen Langton’s Theological Questions and commentary on Romans

Delcorno, Pietro
Doctoral student, Nijmegen

Peregrinus cum angelo and Dante’s Commedia

Mincin, Elisabeth
Doctoral Student, St. Andrews

Byzantine heresy in the eleventh and twelfth centuries

Awarded Spring 2014
Name Status Proposal Bursary Report
Madrinkian, Michael
Doctoral Student, Oxford

‘Piers Plowman and the Manuscript Circulation of an East Anglian Pastoral Tradition’.

McVitty, E. Amanda
Doctoral Student, Massey University, New Zealand

‘Treason, Identity, and Political Subjecthood in England ca. 1380-1450’

Watts, Steven
Doctoral Student, St. Andrews

‘The Correspondence of Jordan of Saxony and Diana d'Andalò’

Awarded Autumn 2013
Name Status Proposal Bursary Report
Colwell, Tania
Post-doctoral researcher, Australian National University, Canberra

‘The Roman de Mélusine and the Fleurs des histories de l’Orient in a compilation manuscript’

Gustaw, Chantal Jacqueline
Graduate Student, St Andrews

‘Pauline references in commentaries on Dante’s Commedia’

Vukovic, Alexandra
Graduate Student, Cambridge

The Chronicles of Rus'

Yavuz, N. Kivilcim
Graduate Student, Leeds

‘Trojan Narratives in Frankish History, C.6-C.11’

Awarded Spring 2013
Name Status Proposal Bursary Report
Collins, Alexander
Graduate Student, Edinburgh

‘A Study of Large Missals in Paris and Northern France’

Knox, Philip
Graduate Student, Oxford

‘Biblioteca Riccardiana MS 2755 and English readers of the Roman de la Rose’

Mannion, Anne
Part-time Lecturer, Limerick

‘Missale Vetus: Liturgy, Palaeography and Repertories in the Notated Missal EXcl 3515’

Tarlazzi, Caterina
Graduate Student, Padua / Paris IV Sorbonne

Achard of St Victor and Walter of Mortagne’

Awarded Autumn 2012
Name Status Proposal Bursary Report
Hickey, Helen
Post-doctoral, Melbourne

Tears and Emotion: Madame Sainte-Larme in Medieval and Early Modern England and France

Awarded Spring 2012
Name Status Proposal Bursary Report
Brower, Susannah
School teacher with PhD

Research at BL on C13th commentaries on Ovid’s Ars Amatoria and Amores

Connolly, Margaret
Hon. Fellow, St Andrews

Fifteenth-century manuscripts owned by the Roberts of Middlesex in the sixteenth century

Depnering, Johannes
PhD student, Oxford

The transmission of sermons attributed to Berthold von Regensburg (ca. 1210-1272)

Jordan, Alexandra
MRes. student, Leicester

Research in Rome on the Life of St Malo

Mancia, Lauren
PhD student, Yale

John of Fécamp’s Theory of Contemplation and the Origins of Devotion to a Suffering God

Stevenson, Kath
Post-doc teaching assistant, Queen’s Univesrsity Belfast

Anglophone reading communities in late medieval Ireland

Symons, Vicky
PhD student, UCL

Runes and roman letters in Old English literature

Awarded Autumn 2011
Name Status Proposal Bursary Report
Bourassa, Kristin
PhD student, York

Mirror for Princes for Charles VI of France

Flood, Victoria
Unfunded PhD student, YorkPhD student, York

Political Prophecy in the British Isles

Stone, Zachary
Between degrees

A Catalogue of the Medieval Manuscripts of Wadham College, Oxford

Awarded Spring 2011
Name Status Proposal Bursary Report
Hartigan, Caitlin
D.Phil. student, Oxford

Manuscripts and incunables of Le Roman de la Rose

Johnston, Cynthia
PhD student, London

Thirteenth-century Oxford liturgical manuscripts

Awarded Autumn 2010
Name Status Proposal Bursary Report
Casey, Denis
Post-doctoral, with no present affiliation

Research on the Annals of the Abbey of Bangor at Marsh’s Library, Dublin

Hayden, Deborah
Post-doctoral non-stipendary Research Associate, Cambridge

Study of manuscripts of Auraicept na nÉces in Dublin