SMFS Rising Star Grant

The new grant program from the Society for Medieval Feminist Scholarship (SMFS) will support the work of BIPOC medieval scholars whose work addresses the intersections of two or more of the following areas: race, gender, sexuality, disability, and social justice. This award particularly seeks to support work focused on medieval law/legal discourse; the work of scholar-activists; and/or those researching historical dimensions of racial justice issues. 

The award is intended to support BIPOC medieval scholars who are in early stages of their career (e.g. graduate students and ECRs), independent scholars, or members of the academic precariate, in an effort to provide timely, meaningful support and to help their work become visible to the larger scholarly community. It is intended for the development of a conference paper, a journal article, or a dissertation chapter.

One grant of $500 awarded annually. Applicants do not need to be members of SMFS, but a free two-year membership will be offered as part of the award.

Applications are due by 1 March 2022, with the winner announced on 1 May 2022.

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