Student Grants

The BSA underwrites a travel grants program for graduate students with scholarly interests in Byron. Each year, the Society offers up to four small grants to help students attend conferences at which they will deliver papers on Byron, with priority given to students presenting at the International Byron Conference, followed by students presenting at the International Student Byron Conference in Messolonghi, Greece. Although preference will be given to citizens of the United States and Canada, citizens of other countries who are enrolled in universities in the United States or Canada are also eligible to apply. A student who receives an offer of funding must be a member of the Byron Society of America before the grant will be awarded.

Applicants should provide the following information by e-mail or hard copy:

  • letter of application that includes the student’s name, academic affiliation, national citizenship, title of paper, and title and place and date of conference
  • curriculum vitae
  • estimated budget, indicating the source and amount of other funds awarded or applied for from other sources
  • prospectus or entire paper
  • copy of the acceptance letter or e-mail from the conference’s academic chair (this letter may follow the submission of the other application materials)

The deadline for receipt of applications is 1 March of each year. Please send all materials to the chair of the travel grants committee:

Professor Jonathan Gross
Department of English
DePaul University
2315 N. Kenmore Avenue
Chicago, IL 60614