WSG bursary 2022/3

Applications for the 2022/3 WSG bursary closed on 30 November 2022.

The successful applicant will be announced in January 2023.

Applications are considered by the WSG committee. Eligible applicants include early career researchers*, independent scholars or PhD students who are members of the WSG.  The bursary is intended to support research in any aspect of women’s studies in the period 1558-1837 for new or continuing interdisciplinary or single-discipline projects

The bursary of £750 will normally be paid on presentation of receipts. The successful applicant will be expected to give a paper at a future WSG meeting in person or via Zoom. The contribution of the WSG bursary should be acknowledged in any resulting publications.

*Early career researcher is ‘an individual who is within eight years of the award of their PhD or within 6 years of their first academic appointment’ (AHRC).


Previous Bursary Winners

  • 2019: Charlotte Young, ‘Women’s involvement in Canterbury sequestrations, 1643-50’; Hannah Jeans, ‘Women’s Reading Habits and Gendered Genres, c.1600-1700’
  • 2018: Madeleine Pelling, ‘The friendship of Horace Walpole and Mary Hamilton’; Rebecca Simpson, ‘Narratives of pregnancy’
  • 2017: Charmian Mansell, ‘A new history of female service in early modern England, 1550-1650


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