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The MHRA provides financial support to the academic community in the following ways:
Research Scholarship in the Modern European Languages
The Modern Humanities Research Association is launching a new scheme designed to give support to scholars in their early postdoctoral phase. The prerequisites are a completed doctorate in the field of Modern European Languages and affiliation to a university department in the UK.
Conditions of the award
The award provides some funding to recent PhDs who are revising their thesis for publication. Recipients will be expected to produce, within 12 months of taking up the award, a manuscript of publishable quality or a minimum of three articles of publishable quality. The support of the MHRA will be acknowledged in the publication(s) produced on the basis of the work carried out during the period of the award.
The Association intends to make up to two awards for £11,500 for the academic session 2013-2014.
One aim of the awards is to provide interim funding to scholars who have not yet obtained a full-time academic post.
The deadline for applications is 29 May 2013. It is intended to announce awards by 14 June 2013. The start date is 1 October 2013.
Further details and an application form are available to download here:
These awards are made to established corporate projects rather than individuals, and are designed to hasten completion of a project through the provision of part-time research assistance.*The awards will normally be for one year only, but applications will be considered from projects that have previously held an Associateship.
One aim of the awards is to provide an interim academic position to scholars who have not yet obtained a permanent academic post. The importance of this aspect of the position is highlighted by the fact that in recent years the tenure of an Associateship has frequently assisted the holder to obtain a permanent university lectureship soon afterwards.
The Association intends to make up to four research awards of £18,000 for the academic session 2013–2014 (with a start date on or after 1st October 2013). The deadline for applications was 28 February 2013.
Further details are available here, for reference:
* Please note that the MHRA does not provide financial support for postgraduate students
The Modern Humanities Research Association intends to make up to ten grants of up to £1,500 p.a. each to support conferences or colloquia within the field of medieval and modern European languages and literatures (including English) held in the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland and organised by academics based at UK or Irish institutions. There will be two application rounds in the calendar year 2013 with up to five grants awarded in each round; the schedules for 2013 are set out below.
Deadlines and Timescales
Application deadline: 28th February 2013
Decisions expected by: end of April 2013
For conferences taking place between: 1st September 2013 and 28th February 2014.
Application deadline: 31st July 2013
Decisions expected by: end of September 2013
For conferences taking place between: 1st March 2014 and 31st August 2014.
Applications can only be considered in the correct round, based on the planned date of the conference.
The awards will not be made to individuals to attend conferences, but to the organizers of conferences to provide assistance with organizational support and/or the travel and subsistence costs of certain participants, including postgraduate students.
The 2013 application form and regulations are available here:
Joint Publication Fund
The MHRA no longer funds publication subventions. However, the Association is still willing to consider joint publication with a commercial publisher in special cases if the project is judged by the MHRA committee to be important and/or prestigious. In such cases the publisher should communicate with the Association directly, via the Honorary Secretary, Dr Barbara Burns, email: email@example.com . The publisher's statement should include a detailed financial budget, showing the shortfall between costs and projected sales, and an indication of the size of the print run and the selling price, on the basis that costs and revenue would be shared 50:50.