BSLS Small Grants Scheme, Spring 2012



Applications are invited for BSLS small grants to advance and/or promote the study of literature and science. Examples of things for which the awards might be used are expenses for visiting speakers, seminar series and debates, and other funding to stage events on literature and science. The scheme is not intended for individual conference travel, but applications to stage special BSLS panels at appropriate conferences will be considered.

Applicants should be members of BSLS (with membership paid for 2012) and should apply by making a case, in up to 300 words, for how the award will contribute to the development of literature and science; a brief costing should be appended to the end of the application. Where funding is sought for BSLS panels a clear indication of the scope of the panel, and of its contribution to the understanding of literature and science, should be included; applications for panels at the 2012 BSLS conference are not eligible. Recipients of small grants are asked to acknowledge BSLS sponsorship appropriately in publicity for events and to provide a brief report on events.

The application should be e-mailed, as a Word attachment, to the BSLS Treasurer, Daniel Cordle (, by April 5 2012. Applications will be considered by the BSLS Executive Committee and a total of up to £300 will be awarded. Applicants may apply for any amount up to £300. Successful applicants will be informed in April; in some instances a proportion of the amount applied for may be awarded. Queries about the scheme may be directed to Daniel Cordle, but no correspondence will be entered into about the decisions of the Committee. International members of BSLS are welcome to apply for the awards, but should note that they will be distributed in the form of bank cheques made out in pounds sterling. Serving members of the BSLS Executive Committee are not eligible to apply for the awards.