BAAS welcomes proposals from Postgraduate and Early Career Researchers in any field of American studies for its new Public Engagement and Impact Award.

Recognizing the diversity of public engagement and impact projects by its Postgraduate and Early Career members, this award seeks to encourage and enhance good practice.

Postgraduate Essay Prize, British Association for American Studies

One award of up to £750 will be made available to a project the purpose of which is to either i) disseminate new research to non-academic audience or ii) work collaboratively with an external organization.

Please note that the award is not primarily intended to defray routine research costs such as archive trips or attendance at academic conferences. Awards may be used to cover the costs of meetings including organizing workshops or conferences designed to bring together project partners and to showcase the project. For further details please download the application form available here.

This award is open to all Postgraduate and Early Career Researchers who are BAAS members at the time of application.

BAAS is committed to promoting best practice in matters of equality and diversity and applicants are expected to demonstrate similar consideration when submitting bids to this scheme.

Closing deadline: 1 February 2017. The project should take place within one year of the 1 February deadline.

You can find the application form here

For enquiries about the awards, contact awards@baas.ac.uk. Applications for these awards should be submitted electronically to awards@baas.ac.uk.