The Byron Society invites applications for a PhD bursary for new and existing PhD students.

The bursary will be awarded to a person accepted for enrolment as a full-time PhD student at a UK university on the basis of proposed research on an aspect of the life, work and /or influence of the poet Lord Byron. The value of the bursary is up to £9,000 (£3,000 per year).

Applications should include a summary of the applicant’s academic record, an outline of his / her proposed research and the names of two referees who may be contacted.

Please download and fill out the below form, and notify your chosen referee that we will be in touch to request a reference. Applications should be sent by email to Dr Emily Paterson-Morgan, Director of the Byron Society, at no later than the 1st of May 2019 for awards relating to the academic year 2019/2020.

The most recent recipient, receiving our 2018-2019 PhD Bursary award, is Flora Liscia

Flora Lisica is studying for a PhD in English at the University of Cambridge. Her project is tracing the way that Byron and some of his contemporaries engaged with tragedy; the way that tragedy was being seen, read and conceptualised, and how this manifests in the dramatic and non-dramatic texts of the period. Prior to starting her doctorate, Flora studied for an MA in History of Art at The Courtauld Institute, and read English with Philosophy at the New College of the Humanities.



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