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About the William Morris Society Fellowship Program


Since 1996, the William Morris Society in the United States has offered a fellowship, now named after our founder Joseph R. Dunlap, of up to $1000 to support projects related to William Morris, and on occasion it has also offered a second smaller fellowship entitled the William Morris Society Award.

The Joseph R. Dunlap Memorial Fellowship and the William Morris Society Award support scholarly, creative, and translation work about William Morris, and may be granted for research and other expenses, including travel to conferences and libraries. Projects may deal with any subject—biographical, literary, historical, social, artistic, political, typographical—relating to Morris. The Society also encourages translations of Morris's works and the production of teaching materials (lesson plans and course materials) suitable for use at the elementary, secondary, college or adult-education level. Applications are sought from younger members of the Society and from those at the beginning of their careers. Recipients may be from any country, need not have an academic or institutional appointment, and need not hold a Ph.D.

Applicants should send a two-page description of their project, along with a c.v. and at least one letter of recommendation. For a translation project, please submit an additional letter from a recognized authority able to certify the applicant's competence in both languages. For teaching materials, we ask also for a cover letter describing the ways in which the materials might be used in learning situations. The Society would be pleased to publish any completed translation or teaching materials on its website, but this is not a requirement.

The deadline for applications is 15 December of the year before the grant is to be used. Applications are judged by committee, and the decision announced by 15 January. Send applications to:

Professor Elizabeth C. Miller
Department of English
University of California-Davis
Davis, California 95616
ecmille1@gmail.com

Submissions by e-mail are preferred, with supporting documents sent either by e-mail or regular post. Although recipients are not required to be members of the William Morris Society, we encourage those applying to join and to share in the benefits of membership.

Reports by Past Fellowship Award Recipients