Medieval Studies Travel Awards

The Program in Medieval Studies and the Medieval Studies Workshop are pleased

to announce that travel awards are available this year to University of Chicago

graduate students attending the 46th International Congress on Medieval

Studies in Kalamazoo, MI from May 12-15, 2011.

Graduate students presenting papers, moderating or organizing sessions, or just

attending the congress are welcome to apply for an award. We strongly

encourage all those attending to apply, since the funds for these awards are only

available until June of this year. Funds may also be available for graduate

students traveling to other conferences in addition to the Kalamazoo Congress,

provided that the conference occurs before June 2011.

In order to apply, please send a letter (one page maximum) with the following

information to Torsten Edstam ( by no later than 5:00 PM

on April 1, 2011:

1. Name

2. Department and status (MA/PhD)

3. Title of session and role of applicant (presenter, moderator, organizer, etc.)

4. Brief summary (1 paragraph maximum) of paper/session

Applicants will be notified about the status of their applications by mid-April.

Please direct all questions to Torsten Edstam (

Newberry Library: Ecole Nationale des Chartres fellowship

The Newberry Library/Ecole Nationale des Chartres

Application deadline extended to: February 10, 2011

Each year since 1979, this fellowship has provided auditor tuition and a three-month stipend to partially cover living expenses for an American or Canadian graduate student in a Ph.D. program to study at the École Nationale des Chartes in Paris. The École des Chartes is the oldest institution in Europe specializing in the archival sciences, including paleography, codicology, bibliography, diplomatics, textual editing, and the history of the book. Preference is given to students attending member institutions of the Center for Renaissance Studies Consortium. It is strongly recommended that the recipient is in residence at the École during the fall semester.

Applications are especially encouraged from students in the early stages of preparing their dissertations.

See the  application guidelines available at In your Project Abstract and Project Description, provide specifics about your need for the training available at the École des Chartes and how it will contribute to your dissertation or future projects.