The Society for French Studies is delighted to announce the 2020 round of its Visiting International Fellowship scheme. In the light of its commitment to international mobility within the subject area it represents, the Society offers funding for a grant to support an annual visiting fellowship, tenable in any UK or Irish university, or institution of higher education in the UK or Ireland, to enable outstanding academics in the French Studies field based in overseas universities to spend time at UK or Irish higher education institutions.
The Society recognises the importance of supporting colleagues across the career stages represented amongst its membership, and also acknowledges that there are certain groups — especially postgraduate students, early-career researchers without permanent positions and active scholars who have retired from permanent posts — for whom available resource is very scarce.
The Society for French Studies is pleased to announce that the Prize Research Fellowship competition is now open, with an application deadline of 26 February 2021. The Fellowship, which is open this year to mid-career and senior academics in all areas of French Studies (see below), will cover the costs of a one-semester replacement lectureship at the lowest point of the Junior Lecturer scale (to include gross salary, National Insurance, superannuation and a London allowance where applicable) to enable the successful candidate to take research leave. The Fellowship will be tenable for a period in the 2021-22 academic session.