Tashjian Travel Awards
For the first time this year, the Tashjian Travel Awards are open to scholars from North America without access to institutional funding . Sponsored by the Richard Rawlinson Center for Anglo-Saxon Studies and Manuscript Research, the awards are made to participants in the International Congress on Medieval Studies giving papers on topics in Anglo-Saxon studies in sponsored and special sessions. Eligibility is limited to scholars from outside North America and to scholars from North America without access to institutional funding, with preference toward emerging scholars not more than three years beyond their doctoral degree. Doctoral candidates writing their dissertations are also eligible. Award recipients are ineligible for another award until the fourth year after a successful application. There are two awards for each congress. Both awards offer a waiver of registration and room and board fees. One of these awards also carries a $500 stipend, which is presented at the congress. The application deadline is November 1.
Szarmach Article Prize
The Richard Rawlinson Center for Anglo-Saxon Studies and Manuscript Research at Western Michigan University announces the second Paul E. Szarmach Prize, to be awarded in May 2019. It consists of an award of $500 to the author of a first article in the field of Anglo-Saxon studies published in a peer-reviewed scholarly journal that is judged by the selection committee to be of outstanding quality. Authors from any country and articles written in any language are eligible. To be eligible for the 2019 prize, the article must have appeared in a journal bearing a publication date of 2017. Nominations and self-nominations are invited from authors, editors, and readers. The deadline is November 1.