Application Procedure

Applications for the Pantzer Fellowship and for Major Grants (including the Pantzer Scholarship) must be submitted, on the appropriate form (with no additional documentation). Two referees familiar with the applicant's work should be asked to email references to the Secretary to the Fellowships and Bursaries Sub-committee. Applications and references for the next round of awards must arrive by 4 January 2019. All applications must be supplied electronically. References are preferred via email, but may also be posted, to arrive by the same date.

Successful applicants for Major Grants may not apply for a further Major Grant in the year following their award.

Applications for Minor Grants may be submitted at any time, on the form provided by the Society (with no additional documentation). Applications must be submitted electronically. References are preferred via email, but may also be posted.

Applications for Conference Subventions may be submitted at any time, on the form provided by the Society. Applications must be submitted electronically. Brief supporting documentation (e.g. Call for Papers, Draft Programme) should be appended.

The Society sponsors one student bursary of £500 each to 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.

Further details about applications can be found on the appropriate pages for each category of grant.

Fuller guidelines for all awards are available for downloading.

If you have any problems downloading, or if you require further information, please contact the Secretary to the Subcommittee.

Application forms can be downloaded from the links below:

Applicants for Major Grants will be notified of the outcome of their application following the meeting of the Council of the Society in February 2019.

Applications for Minor Grants, Ad-hoc Funding Requests and Conference Subventions are processed throughout the year.

Further information about the Society and its interests may be found in its centennial publication, The Book Encompassed, ed. Peter Davison (Cambridge University Press, 1992), from its journal, The Library, and from the Society's website.

Further information may be obtained from the Secretary to the Fellowships & Bursaries Committee, Anthony Davis, by emailing or writing to:

The Secretary, Fellowships and Bursaries Committee

The Bibliographical Society

c/o Institute of English Studies

University of London

Senate House

London WC1E 7HU


Please see the pages of Grants Awarded for details about past awards and grants.