Awards

The Medieval Institute and the Richard Rawlinson Center for Anglo-Saxon Studies and Manuscript Research at Western Michigan University offer a limited number of travel awards for those reading papers at the International Congress on Medieval Studies who meet established criteria and complete the necessary application process. All congress papers are expected to present unpublished original research never before offered at a national or international conference. The application deadline for all awards is November 1. Applicants are considered for all awards for which they are eligible.

Congress Travel Awards

The Congress Travel Awards are available to participants giving papers on any aspect of medieval studies in sponsored and special sessions. The intention of these awards is to support scholars from regions of the world underrepresented at past congresses. These include countries of the former Eastern Bloc, Latin America, Asia and Africa. All are eligible, with some preference toward emerging scholars. Those writing doctoral dissertations are also eligible. Award recipients are ineligible for another award until the fourth year after a successful application. There are three awards for each congress: one award of $500, which is presented at the congress, plus waiver of registration and room and board fees, and two awards that waive registration and room and board fees.

Archibald Cason Edwards, Senior, and Sarah Stanley Gordon Edwards Memorial Travel Awards

The Archibald Cason Edwards, Senior, and Sarah Stanley Gordon Edwards Memorial Travel Awards are available to graduate students and emerging scholars who are presenting papers on topics in the history of European medieval art in sponsored and special sessions. Eligibility is limited to ABD doctoral students and those who have held a doctoral degree for no more than two years at the time of application presenting papers on medieval art between 300 and 1500 in Europe, the Eastern Empire, the Holy Land, Scandinavia or the Slavic world. Preference will be given to scholars whose papers treat the medium of manuscript illumination, panel painting, fresco, stained glass, woodcut, enamel or sculpture and topics involving problems of text-and-image relationships, pictorial narrative, iconography, hagiography, patronage, devotion, gender studies and socio-political significance. There are two awards for each congress: $250, which will be presented at the congress, plus waiver of registration and room and board fees.

Otto Gründler Travel Award

The Otto Gründler Travel Award is available to participants reading papers on any aspect of medieval studies in sponsored and special sessions. Preference is given to congress participants from central European nations. All are eligible, with some preference toward emerging scholars. Those writing doctoral dissertations are also eligible. Award recipients are ineligible for another award until the fourth year after a successful application. There is one award for each congress: $500, which is presented at the congress, plus waiver of registration and room and board fees.

Kathryn M. Karrer Travel Awards

The Kathryn M. Karrer Travel Awards are available to students enrolled in a graduate program in any field at the time of application who are presenting papers in sponsored and special sessions. There are two awards for each congress: $250, which will be presented at the congress, plus waiver of registration and room and board fees.

David R. Tashjian Travel Awards

The Richard Rawlinson Center offers the David R. Tashjian Travel Awards to participants giving papers on topics in Anglo-Saxon studies in sponsored and special sessions. Eligibility is limited to scholars from outside North America, with preference toward emerging scholars not more than three years beyond their doctoral degree. Doctoral candidates writing their dissertations are also eligible. Award recipients are ineligible for another award until the fourth year after a successful application. There are two awards for each congress. Both awards offer a waiver of registration and room and board fees. One of these awards also carries a $500 stipend, which is presented at the congress.

Applications

The deadline for applications for all travel awards is November 1. Applicants will be considered for all awards for which they are eligible. Applicants must submit the following:

  • A single-page abstract of the paper to be presented at the congress.
  • Full text of the paper to be presented, which may not exceed 12 pages, double-spaced (A4 or 8.5 x 11 in. paper).
  • A curriculum vitae, including current employment status and a complete current postal address.
  • Two letters of support, one of which must be from the sponsored or special session organizer. (For enrolled graduate students, the second letter must be from the dissertation supervisor or another academic advisor.)

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