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Opportunity profile: The Renaissance rolls on

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What waxes and what wanes in bids to The Society for Renaissance Studies

Top tips

  • Proposals must be innovative and grants should not be used to complete existing projects.
  • Applicants should think carefully about the feasibility of doing the project within the timeframe of the award.
  • Proposals should address a defined question and not indulge unfocused curiosity on a topic.
  • The society is not a ‘funder of last resort’ and has specific requirements; do not recycle failed bids from other funders.

Since 1967 the Society for Renaissance Studies has supported scholars investigating topics relevant to this the period of history—broadly between 1400 and 1800. Among its perennial schemes are its Postdoctoral Fellowships, worth £15,000 each for the duration of one academic year, for scholars within five years of a PhD. This year the deadline for applications is 30 April.

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