The Society offers streams of funding for different types of activity: grants for conferences and workshops, to support research, and to fund visiting international fellows.

Transfert des reliques des martyrs de 1830 à la Bastille.
Transfert des reliques des martyrs de 1830 à la Bastille.

Conference and workshop grants

The Society for French Studies offers grants in support of conferences and pedagogic workshops held in the UK or Ireland and concerned with research, teaching and learning in any area of French studies. This includes one-day conferences and seminars, postgraduate conferences, and activities relating to the teaching of French studies in higher education. Such activities may involve pedagogic workshops, symposia on the teaching and learning of French studies, and networking events for practitioners.

Visiting International Fellowships

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.

Research support

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.

Prize research fellowship

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.