The Hakluyt Society has announced a second year of research funding awards. Two forms of funding will be available: up to six Hakluyt Society Research Grants (max £1500 each) and up to two Hakluyt Society Short-Term Fellowships (max £1650 per month, up to four months).
The objects of the Society are to promote the study of historical exploration, travel, and worldwide cultural encounter. Its principal activity is the publication of scholarly editions of primary records of historical voyages and travels. There are many areas of overlap between these objects and the interests of subscribers to Mersenne, who might therefore want to consider these research funding opportunities.
These funding opportunities are open to anyone whose research interests meet with and promote the objects of the Hakluyt Society (see http://www.hakluyt.com/hak-soc-objectives.htm). All applicants must be members of the Hakluyt Society (to join, see http://www.hakluyt.com/hak-soc-membership.htm). This year's deadline for applications is 20 February 2017 at 17.00 GMT. The selection committee aims to communicate its decisions by the beginning of April 2017.
Prospective applicants should download the Application Form and read the further details which come with the form (seehttp://www.hakluyt.com/hak_soc_special_funding.htm).