Awards and Funding

NEER Travel Grants

We are pleased to be able to offer a limited number of travel grants of up to NZ$600, to assist postgraduate students and early career researchers to attend the ANZAMEMS Conference in 2011. Applications will be assessed on a case-by-case basis by the conference commitee. Please be aware that funding to attend the conference is very limited; travel grants are intended to supplement other forms of funding, and may not cover all travel costs.

Applications for these awards have now closed

 

George Yule Postgraduate Essay Prize

A prize is offered for the best essay written by a postgraduate, on a topic of the writer's choice within the fields of medieval and early modern studies to be presented as a paper at the eighth biennial ANZAMEMS conference at the University of Otago, 2-5 February 2011. This prize was named in 2001 to commemorate the life and work of George Shaw Sandon Yule (1919-2000), Professor of Church History at Ormond College, University of Melbourne (1957-77) and Professor of Church History at the University of Aberdeen (1978-88). A special issue of Parergon (21.2 Jul 2004), prefaced by Wilfrid Prest, celebrates George Yule's contribution to British history.

The winning essay will be delivered at a special plenary session of the conference, to which all delegates of the conference will be invited. Applicants must be currently enrolled postgraduate students at a university in Australia or New Zealand (proof of enrolment will be required on submission of the essay).

Style Guide
  • The essay should be no more than 3500 words (excluding footnotes and bibliography)*
  • Essays should be adequately footnoted and documented, and include a bibliography.
  • Essays should be prepared as for publication.
  • Two hard copies should be submitted, together with an electronic version via email, to Dr Simone Celine Marshall, Department of English, University of Otago, P O Box 56, Dunedin, New Zealand (anzamems2011@otago.ac.nz).

The essay will be judged by a panel consisting of the President (ex officio) and two other members of ANZAMEMS, one of whom will be either the editor or the deputy editor of Parergon. The prize will be presented at the conference dinner on the 4th February, and will include:

  • A George Yule travel bursary in addition to a cash prize,
  • A year's free subscription to Parergon
  • A free ticket to the conference dinner on 5 December (or have their dinner ticket refunded if they have already paid).

If the winner is currently a subscriber to Parergon, the year's free subscription will begin on the expiry of the current subscription. Residents of Dunedin may apply the George Yule travel bursary to other travel connected with study. The writer of the winning essay will be encouraged to submit the paper for publication in Parergon, a refereed journal of international standing, subject to the usual process of refereeing.

This prize was named in 2001 to commemorate the life and work of George Shaw Sandon Yule (1919-2000), Professor of Church History at Ormond College, University of Melbourne (1957-77) and Professor of Church History at the University of Aberdeen (1978-88). A special issue of Parergon (21.2 Jul 2004), prefaced by Wilfrid Prest, celebrates George Yule's contribution to British history.

*The word limit applies to the written version; the version delivered at the conference should be 20 minutes in length.

Applications close 20 November 2010

Kim Walker Postgraduate Travel Bursary

In 2003, ANZAMEMS established a bursary to honour the life and work of Kim Walker.

The conditions stipulate that the bursary should be awarded to the person who most nearly fits the following criteria:

    • a postgraduate currently enrolled at a university in New Zealand or Australia
    • a New Zealand postgraduate when the conference takes place in Australia and an Australian postgraduate when the conference takes place in New Zealand
    • a postgraduate who is in particular need
    • a postgraduate who is giving a conference paper which is specifically related to the conference theme and/or on the subject of Early Modern women's writing.

To apply, please fill in the application form and submit your application to the Conference Administrator, Department of English, University of Otago, P O Box 56, Dunedin, New Zealand (anzamems2011@otago.ac.nz), in hard copy by post or by email.

Link to PDF Application form

To apply using the PDF application form:

  • Type your details into the form
  • Convert it to a pdf:
      1. Check your entries carefully, then click once on the clear space at the edge of the form
      2. On the toolbar, click on File, then Print
      3. In the dialogue box that opens:
          • Apple/Mac: In the bottom left-hand corner, click "PDF" and select "Save as PDF". Name your application "(Name of Bursary) Application (Your Name)" - eg "Kim Walker Bursary Application John Smith" - and save it to your desktop.
          • PC: Select a document image writer (such as CutePDF) as your 'printer'. Click "Print". In the dialogue box that opens, name your application cocument "(Name of Bursary) Application (Your Name)" - eg "Kim Walker Bursary Application John Smith" - and save it to your desktop. If you do not have document image writing software installed on your PC, you can download and install this FREE software. Install, and follow all the directions. Then go to print and select CutePDF as your printer as above.
      4. In your email program, start a new email to us with the subject line "ANZAMEMS Conference Travel Funding Application (Your Name)". Attach your new PDF document along with your supporting documents to this email, add any notes or comments to us, then click "Send".
  • OR, check your entries carefully, then click once on the clear space at the edge of the form. Go to File, then Print. Print out your form to your usual printer and send your application documents in hard copy.

Applications close 20 November 2010