Fellowships and Bursaries

The Bibliographical Society invites applications for awards from scholars engaged in bibliographical research (on, for example, book history, textual transmission, publishing, printing, bookbinding, book-ownership and book-collecting).

The Society makes Minor Grants for immediate research needs, such as for microfilms or travelling expenses, and Major Grants for longer-term support, for example to assist with prolonged visits to libraries and archives. The Society also offers from time to time the Katharine F Pantzer Jr Research Fellowship.

The Society also makes subventions to conference organisers to subsidise attendance by postgraduate students at bibliographical conferences.

The Society has decided to give one student bursary of £500 to each of the Rare Book School at the University of Virginia, to the London Rare Books School, and to L’Institut d'histoire du livre at Lyon. The funds will be given to the schools, who will select the recipients.

Application forms for each of these awards can be found on the page for Application Procedure

For examples of recent awards, see the pages of Grants Awarded.