Calls for Applications, Proposals, & Prize Submissions in 2020

The Fellowship Program

We hope to open the Fellowship Application form in early August. Check back here or on the Fellowship Committee page on our website for more information.

To support the mission of the Society to foster the study of books and other textual artifacts in traditional and emerging formats, and in keeping with the value which the Society places on the field of bibliography as a critical interpretative framework for understanding such artifacts, the BSA funds a number of fellowships designed to promote bibliographical inquiry and research.

Visit the Fellowship page on our website for a complete list of Fellowships offered and the application process. Applications will be due on 2 November, 2020.

The Mitchell Prize

Call for Submissions coming soon:
The Mitchell Prize serves as an encouragement to scholars engaged in bibliographical scholarship on 18th-century periodicals published in English or in any language but within the British Isles and its colonies and former colonies.

See the Mitchell Prize page on our website for more information about eligibility and the submission process.

The New Scholars Program 2021, CFA

The Bibliographical Society of America’s New Scholars Program seeks to promote the work of scholars who are new to the field of bibliography, broadly defined to include any research that deals with the creation, production, publication, distribution, reception, transmission, and subsequent history of all textual artifacts (manuscript, print, digital, from clay and stone to laptops and iPads).

Each year, the New Scholars Program invites three scholars in the early stages of their careers to present fifteen-minute talks on their current, unpublished research in the field of bibliography as members of a panel at the annual meeting of the Society, which takes place in January. Those selected for the panel will receive an honorarium of $1,000, and will be invited to present their work as part of BSA’s 2021 virtual annual meeting.

For more information about the application process, visit the New Scholars page on our website or watch the recorded information session on our YouTube Channel. 

The Society thanks George Ong for his generosity, which has doubled the honoraria awarded to winning scholars from previous years. We are grateful to him for sustaining this level of support through the next four award cycles.

Program Committee Call for Proposals

The Program Committee’s tri-annual call for proposals for programs scheduled for January – April 2021 is now open, with the usual October 15 submission deadline.

As the safety of in-person events remains uncertain, we can only accept proposals for virtual events. In addition to funding (e.g., honoraria to speakers), the Society can provide some administrative support and virtual webinar hosting via Zoom. Please contact Program Committee Chair Sonja Drimmer with any questions.