Prize research fellowship winner 2018

The Society for French Studies is delighted to announce that this year’s Prize Research Fellowship for mid-career to senior scholars has been awarded to Prof. Hugh Roberts (University of Exeter) for a project entitled: ‘Poetry on trial: a digital edition of French libertine verse and court records (c.1622–25)’. 

Each year, the Society awards a Prize Research Fellowship for a project in the field of French studies to a member of the Society. It allows for a term’s leave to work uninterrupted on a research project and compensates the University with an amount suitable to cover a replacement at the most junior level of the lecturer’s, including gross salary, National Insurance, superannuation and a London allowance where applicable. The competition for the academic year 2019–2020 will be aimed at early- and mid-career scholars and applications must be received by 28 February 2019. Applications will only be accepted from full-time employees of a Higher Education Institute in the UK or Ireland who have not benefited from externally-funded research leave in the three years prior to the date on which the Fellowship would commence. Candidates must have been a member of the Society for each of the three years prior to the Fellowship. The overriding criteria for selection are (i) the potential of the proposed research to result in a major contribution that will enhance the standing of French Studies both within the UK and Ireland and further abroad; and (ii) the academic standing and achievements of the candidate, taking into account their current career stage. We currently alternate the fellowship, year on year, between early and mid-career scholars and mid-career and senior scholars.  For definitions of early, mid-career, and senior scholars, we take our steer from the British Academy, whose Mid-Career Fellowship scheme refers to individuals ‘normally within no more than 15 years from the award of their doctorate’ as early and mid-career. For more information on the Prize Research Fellowship, click here.