The Pforzheimer Grants are awarded each year to support research in Romantic-era literature and culture. Preference is given to projects involving subjects featured in The Keats-Shelley Journal, the Association’s annual publication, including projects engaging race, empire, gender, class, and global Romanticisms. Advanced graduate students, untenured faculty, and independent scholars working outside the academy are eligible.
The awards honor Carl H. Pforzheimer, Jr. (1907-1996), past president, vigorous advocate, and most generous benefactor of our Association. An investment banker and philanthropist, he also served as head of The Carl and Lily Pforzheimer Foundation, established by his parents. The Foundation has long been distinguished for funding scholarship in early nineteenth-century English literature.
The Keats-Shelley Association awarded the first Pforzheimer Grants in 2000. Past winners have used the award to fund research travel to work with archives in Ghana, Jamaica, Spain, and the UK.
Each grant is worth $3000.
The deadline for 2022 awards is now November 15, 2021.
Eligibility: Advanced graduate students, independent scholars, and untenured faculty.
Purpose: To provide funding for research expenses related to scholarship in Romantic-era literature and culture. Projects need not be author-based nor focus on Keats or the Shelleys. K-SAA invites research that expands traditional definitions of the field and its futures, such as projects engaging race, empire, gender, class, and global Romanticisms approached through diverse methodological and theoretical frameworks. The grants do not support time off for writing or for travel to conferences.
A complete application must include:
- Application Form.
- Curriculum vitae.
- Description of the project, not to exceed three pages. This brief narrative should clearly describe your project, its contribution to the field, and your plan for use of the money.
- A one-page bibliography of publications that treat the topic.
- Two letters of reference from people who know your work well and can judge its value. These letters should be sent directly by your referees to the Chair of the Grants Committee before the application deadline.
Please email complete applications in pdf format to the Chair of the Grants Committee, Professor Olivia Loksing Moy at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Report to the Association: The Keats-Shelley Association expects awardees to file project reports by the following December describing how the grants furthered their research.