Travel Awards

There are several travel awards described on this page: four BWWA Travel Awards and The Women Writers and Social Justice Travel Award.

BWWA Travel Awards

As part of its mission to encourage conference participation by early-career scholars and contingent faculty, the British Women Writers Association offers four travel awards to help assuage the costs of travel for BWWC participants. These awards are offered for the following categories:

  • Independent Scholar/Contingent Faculty Travel Award
  • Graduate Student Travel Awards for work in the following periods:
    • early to mid 18th-century
    • late 18th-century to early 19th-century 
    • mid 19th-century to early 20th-century (The Pam Corpron Parker Memorial Travel Award)

Graduate students, independent scholars, and contingent faculty are invited to apply for a BWWA travel award for the annual BWWC. The deadline for travel grant submissions varies each year.

To qualify for a BWWA travel award, applicants must:

  • Be currently enrolled as a full-time graduate student;
  • Be currently employed in a non-tenured, part-time, or adjunct position; or
  • Have completed their doctorate within the last ten years and be unaffiliated with any university.

Travel award applications should contain the following information:

  1. A brief cover letter specifying:
    1. Award being applied for: Graduate Student Travel Award or Independent Scholar/ Contingent Faculty Travel Award and the period that best fits the project
    2. Information regarding your previous affiliation with the BWWA
    3. Anticipated travel distance
    4. Any other pertinent details of your employment
  2. A copy of your conference proposal

The Women Writers and Social Justice Travel Award

Sponsored by Lesa Scholl, Head of Kathleen Lumley College at the University of Adelaide, the Women Writers and Social Justice Travel Award aids one graduate student or contingent faculty member who has demonstrated interest in research topics grounded in social justice to allay the cost of attending the annual BWWC.

Graduate students and contingent faculty are invited to apply for the Women Writers and Social Justice Travel Award each year. The deadline for travel grant submissions varies depending on the date of the BWWC..

Travel award applications should contain the following information:

  1. A brief cover letter specifying:
    1. Your status as a graduate student or contingent faculty;
    2. A brief statement of your research agenda regarding social justice topics; and
    3. A copy of your conference proposal.
  2. A copy of your CV.