Named after the founders of BAAS, these awards offer assistance for short-term visits to the United States.
The awards are offered to scholars in the UK who need to travel to conduct research, or who have been invited to read papers at conferences on American Studies topics. It is intended that the grants be awarded for the study of subjects where the principle aim is the study of American history, politics, society, literature, art, culture, etc., and not subjects with other aims, the data for which happen to be located in the USA.
Up to four awards of £1000 are available. Although there is no specific time limit for the duration of the awards, and it is recognised that awards under the scheme may need to be supplemented, it is not intended that they should be used to supplement or extend much longer-term awards.
The duration of the award would typically expect to be twelve weeks. Applications are invited from persons normally resident in the UK, and from scholars currently working at UK universities and institutions of higher education.
BAAS is committed to promoting best practice in matters of equality and diversity, and will be attentive to issues of equality and diversity when judging applications.
The closing date for applications is Friday 1 December 2017. Travel must take place between 1 April 2018 and 31 March 2019. Awards for travel will not be made retrospectively.
Successful candidates are required to provide a brief report of their research trip for publication in American Studies in Britain, and they are requested to acknowledge the assistance of BAAS in any other publication that results from research carried out during the tenure of the award. Membership of BAAS is mandatory in order to be eligible to receive one of these awards. Applicants will need to supply their membership number, which can be found by logging into the BAAS website and navigating to Member-BAAS Community-Profile.
The application form can be downloaded here.
Funds for these awards come entirely from private contributions and donations in any amounts are always welcome. Please consider adding a donation to your annual BAAS subscription, or send a donation separately to the Treasurer using this form.
BAAS is a registered charity (No. 1002816)
You can view the Submission Guidelines here
BAAS Founders’ Research Travel Awards 2017
- Dr Amanda Fulford, Leeds Trinity University
The Philosophy of Henry David Thoreau
- Dr Cheryl Hudson, University of Liverpool
Citizenship in Chicago: Race, Culture, and the Remaking of American Identity, 1890-1930
- Dr Chris Kempshall, Goldsmiths, University of London
Allied Soldiers in World War One
- Dr Rachel Sykes, University of Birmingham
Autobiography and Confession in Contemporary North American Women’s Writing
BAAS Founders’ Research Travel Awards 2014
- Joe Merton – University of Nottingham
- Alison Stanley -Independent Scholar
BAAS Founders’ Research Travel Awards 2013
- Stephanie Palmer – Nottingham Trent University
- Simon Newman – University of Glasgow
- Mark Newman – University of Edinburgh
BAAS Founders’ Research Travel Awards 2012
- Duffy, Nikolai – Manchester Metropolitan University
- Geraghty, Lincoln – University of Portsmouth
- Staniland, Emma – University of Leicester
- Terry, Jennifer – University of Durham
- Wright, Tom – University of East Anglia
BAAS Founders’ Research Travel Awards 2011
- Dr Jonathan Bell – University of Reading
- Dr Michael P Bibler – University of Manchester
- Dr Matthew Feldman – University of Bergen Norway
- Dr Martin Padget – Aberystwyth University
- Dr Laura Rattray- University of Hull
BAAS Founders’ Research Travel Awards 2010
- Dr Graham Thompson – University of Nottingham
- Dr Bevan Sewell – University of Nottingham
- Dr Anna Hartnell – University of Birmingham
- Dr James Campbell – University of Leicester
BAAS Founders’ Research Travel Awards 2008/9
- Dr Matthew Frank, University of Leeds, “U.S. occupation of Czechoslovakia at the end of World War II”
- Dr Douglas Field, StaffordshireUniversity, “Tamiment library and Robert F. Wagner Archives in New York”
- Dr Mark Rawlinson, NottinghamUniversity,”New Topographics Reconsidered’ project which explore the impact of 1970s U.S. photography on subsequent practice”
- Dr Jenel Virden, University of Hull, “U.S. Army Chaplains in World War II”
- Professor John Kirk, Royal Hollway, University of London, “Global responses to the presidency and assassination of JFK”
- Dr Sam Edwards, University of Lancaster, “Collective memory and commemoration with specific emphasis on U.S. Air Force”
BAAS Founders’ Research Travel Awards 2007
- Susan Forsyth, University of Essex, “Biography of James Forsyth (1834-1907)”
- Edward Ragg, Independent Scholar, “Exploration of Wallace Steven’s work”
- Deniz Ertan, University of Nottingham, “Bearing News, Born Music: Contemporaneous Approaches to American Art Music (1912-1920)”
- Charlie Whitman, University of Wales Institute Cardiff, “Hidden Hands: Organised Business and American Post-War Economic Planning, 1939-1949”
- Caroline Blinder, Goldsmith’s University of London, “Articulating the Depression: Two Contesting Visions”
BAAS Founders’ Research Travel Awards 2006
- Howard Cunnell, Kingston University, Surrey, “Jack Kerouac”
- Elizabeth Jacobs, Rothermere American Institute, “Women and Race Relations: From Civil Rights to Multiculturalism”
- Catherine Morley, Oxford Brookes University, “A Comparative Study of Willa Cather and John Dos Passos”
- Mark Newman, University of Edinburgh, “The Catholic Church in the South during Civil Rights”
- David Anderson, University of Dundee, “Southern Christmas Celebrations during the Civil War”