The purpose of the Society's Research Travel Bursaries is to support relevant research by scholars, at any stage in their career, who are not in receipt of the requisite funding from other sources. The value of all grants is between £300 and £1000 (GBP). There are two application rounds each year, with the deadlines falling on 1st September and 1st March; applicants will be informed of the Society's decision within three weeks of the deadline.

Eligibility and Requirements: Bursaries are open to all scholars whose research falls within the interests of the Society, broadly defined; but preference may be given to those who are members of the Society. The Society regrets that the Travel Research Bursaries scheme cannot provide funding to attend academic conferences or other organized events.. Successful applicants will be required to submit a report following their research trip, with accounts. The Society’s support should be acknowledged prominently in any subsequent publication, and the Society informed of these.

To apply, please visit and complete this online form

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Awarded Autumn 2017
Name Status Proposal Bursary Report
Deborah Thorpe
Visiting Research Fellow, University of York
Old Hands: Ageing and the Handwriting of Medieval Scribes
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Sarah Macmillan
Teaching Fellow in Medieval Literature, University of Birmingham
The English Imitation of Christ
Awarded Spring 2017
Name Status Proposal Bursary Report
Amanda Bohne
PhD Candidate, Notre Dame University

Networks of Concern: Post-Mortem Care of the Soul in Medieval England

Benjamin Barootes
Postdoc. Fellow, Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Toronto
In nomine meo: The Texts and Contexts of Oxford, Trinity College MS 8
Jonah Coman
PhD Candidate in Medieval Studies, SAIMS, University of St Andrews

Medieval Collections Visit to East Coast of USA

Lisandra Costiner
DPhil candidate in the History of Art, University of Oxford

An Illuminated Italian Manuscript of the Meditationes Vitae Christi

Louise Tingle
PhD Candidate, Cardiff University

Royal Woman in Fourteenth-Century England

Vanessa Wright
PhD Candidate, University of Leeds

The Manuscript Context of Medieval French Cross-Dressing Literature

Awarded Autumn 2016
Name Status Proposal Bursary Report
Linne R. Mooney
Professor, University of York
The Bodmer Library MS 178 of John Gower's Confessio Amantis
Sophie Harwood
Doctoral Candidate and PGR Tutor, University of Leeds

Women and Warfare in the Romans d'Antiquité

Sophie Kelly
PhD Candidate, University of Kent

Invention and Innovation: Unusual Images of / Unusual Influences on Trinitarian Iconography in BnF MS Français 14969, BnF MS Latin 12833 and Chartres Cathedral

Awarded Spring 2016
Name Status Proposal Bursary Report
Alexandra Lee
University College, London

Laude, Lucchese Confraternities and the Bianchi of 1399

Mike Carr
University of Edinburgh
Manuscript Variants of the Epistola Morbosani Found in Budapest and Vienna
T. R. Smith
Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Conceiving Individuality and Emotions: English Rhetorical Approaches to War and Peace, 1327–77
Awarded Autumn 2015
Name Status Proposal Bursary Report
Curran, Colleen
Doctoral Student, King's College, London

 ‘Bruxelles, Bibliotheque Royale, MS 8558-8563, fols. 80-131 and the introduction of Caroline minuscule in Britain’

Gemmill, Elizabeth
University Lecturer in Local History, Dept. for Cont. Ed., Oxford

The manuscript register of John Salmon, bishop of Norwich 1299-1325

Jordan, Alexandra
Doctoral Student, University of Durham

'Three unpublished versions of the ninth-century Latin Lives of St Melanius of Rennes'

Awarded Spring 2015
Name Status Proposal Bursary Report
Cooper, Charlotte
Doctoral Student, St. Edmund Hall, University of Oxford

Examination of manuscripts containing texts of Christine de Pizan in the Koninklijke Bibliotheek in Brussels, the Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris, and the Musée Condé Chantilly

Harris, Katerina
Ph.D. Candidate, New York University, Institute of Fine Arts

Portraits at-death: Effigies in Fifteenth- and Sixteenth-Century Italy

Pitts, Brent A.
Professor of Foreign Languages & Literatures, Meredith College

La Terre des Sarazins: the amplified version’

Reeves, Andrew
Assistant Professor of History, Middle Georgia State College

"The Nourishment of God's Word:" Inter caetera in England

Awarded Autumn 2014
Name Status Proposal Bursary Report
Adler, Gillian
Doctoral Student, UCLA

Chaucer’s dream-visions and their use of history

Bieniak-Nowak, Magdalena
Assistant Professor, Warsaw University

Stephen Langton’s Theological Questions and commentary on Romans

Delcorno, Pietro
Doctoral student, Nijmegen

Peregrinus cum angelo and Dante’s Commedia

Mincin, Elisabeth
Doctoral Student, St. Andrews

Byzantine heresy in the eleventh and twelfth centuries

Awarded Spring 2014
Name Status Proposal Bursary Report
Madrinkian, Michael
Doctoral Student, Oxford

‘Piers Plowman and the Manuscript Circulation of an East Anglian Pastoral Tradition’.

McVitty, E. Amanda
Doctoral Student, Massey University, New Zealand

‘Treason, Identity, and Political Subjecthood in England ca. 1380-1450’

Watts, Steven
Doctoral Student, St. Andrews

‘The Correspondence of Jordan of Saxony and Diana d'Andalò’

Awarded Autumn 2013
Name Status Proposal Bursary Report
Colwell, Tania
Post-doctoral researcher, Australian National University, Canberra

‘The Roman de Mélusine and the Fleurs des histories de l’Orient in a compilation manuscript’

Gustaw, Chantal Jacqueline
Graduate Student, St Andrews

‘Pauline references in commentaries on Dante’s Commedia’

Vukovic, Alexandra
Graduate Student, Cambridge

The Chronicles of Rus'

Yavuz, N. Kivilcim
Graduate Student, Leeds

‘Trojan Narratives in Frankish History, C.6-C.11’

Awarded Spring 2013
Name Status Proposal Bursary Report
Collins, Alexander
Graduate Student, Edinburgh

‘A Study of Large Missals in Paris and Northern France’

Knox, Philip
Graduate Student, Oxford

‘Biblioteca Riccardiana MS 2755 and English readers of the Roman de la Rose’

Mannion, Anne
Part-time Lecturer, Limerick

‘Missale Vetus: Liturgy, Palaeography and Repertories in the Notated Missal EXcl 3515’

Tarlazzi, Caterina
Graduate Student, Padua / Paris IV Sorbonne

Achard of St Victor and Walter of Mortagne’

Awarded Autumn 2012
Name Status Proposal Bursary Report
Hickey, Helen
Post-doctoral, Melbourne

Tears and Emotion: Madame Sainte-Larme in Medieval and Early Modern England and France

Awarded Spring 2012
Name Status Proposal Bursary Report
Brower, Susannah
School teacher with PhD

Research at BL on C13th commentaries on Ovid’s Ars Amatoria and Amores

Connolly, Margaret
Hon. Fellow, St Andrews

Fifteenth-century manuscripts owned by the Roberts of Middlesex in the sixteenth century

Depnering, Johannes
PhD student, Oxford

The transmission of sermons attributed to Berthold von Regensburg (ca. 1210-1272)

Jordan, Alexandra
MRes. student, Leicester

Research in Rome on the Life of St Malo

Mancia, Lauren
PhD student, Yale

John of Fécamp’s Theory of Contemplation and the Origins of Devotion to a Suffering God

Stevenson, Kath
Post-doc teaching assistant, Queen’s Univesrsity Belfast

Anglophone reading communities in late medieval Ireland

Symons, Vicky
PhD student, UCL

Runes and roman letters in Old English literature

Awarded Autumn 2011
Name Status Proposal Bursary Report
Bourassa, Kristin
PhD student, York

Mirror for Princes for Charles VI of France

Flood, Victoria
Unfunded PhD student, YorkPhD student, York

Political Prophecy in the British Isles

Stone, Zachary
Between degrees

A Catalogue of the Medieval Manuscripts of Wadham College, Oxford

Awarded Spring 2011
Name Status Proposal Bursary Report
Hartigan, Caitlin
D.Phil. student, Oxford

Manuscripts and incunables of Le Roman de la Rose

Johnston, Cynthia
PhD student, London

Thirteenth-century Oxford liturgical manuscripts

Awarded Autumn 2010
Name Status Proposal Bursary Report
Casey, Denis
Post-doctoral, with no present affiliation

Research on the Annals of the Abbey of Bangor at Marsh’s Library, Dublin

Hayden, Deborah
Post-doctoral non-stipendary Research Associate, Cambridge

Study of manuscripts of Auraicept na nÉces in Dublin