The Keats-Shelley Association of America, Inc., awards two $2,500 research grants annually. Named in honor of one of the Association’s most generous benefactors, the Carl H. Pforzheimer, Jr., Research Grants support the work of advanced graduate students, independent scholars, and untenured faculty. The grants provide funding for expenses related to research involving the study of British Romanticism and literary culture between 1789 and 1832, with preference given to projects involving authors and subjects covered in the Keats-Shelley Journal bibliography.
The awards honor the late Carl H. Pforzheimer, Jr., a past President of the Keats-Shelley Association and among its most vigorous advocates. He also headed The Carl and Lily Pforzheimer Foundation, Inc., long distinguished for funding scholarship centered on early nineteenth-century English literature.
The awards are funded from an endowment established for this purpose through a generous gift from the Acriel Foundation.
The application deadline for this year’s grants is November 1. Winners, whose names will be announced in December, will be guests of the Keats-Shelley Association at its Awards Dinner, held during the MLA annual convention. Further information and application forms may be obtained on the here. Alternatively, applicants may write to: The Grants Administrator, Keats-Shelley Association of America, Inc., Room 226, The New York Public Library, 476 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10018-2788.