Postgraduate Bursaries

The British Comparative Literature Association is pleased to announce its scheme of postgraduate bursaries, designed to support attendance at conferences or research trips by BCLA members registered for a postgraduate degree (MA, MRes, MPhil, or PhD). Each award will be up to a maximum of £250 per student.  

There are two application rounds each year, with deadlines of 31 May and 30 November, 12 noon UK time. No application will be accepted after the deadline, and applications cannot be made retrospectively. Applicants can only make one application per calendar year. Any publication resulting from research supported by this scheme must acknowledge the support received. Applicants must be current members of the BCLA and the research applied for must be in the field of comparative literature. Postgraduate bursary applications may be accompanied by applications for membership.

For the purposes of the Postgraduate bursary scheme, ‘comparative literature’ is defined as the study of the interaction of at least two bodies of literature (writers, genres, etc.), usually across languages.

In order to apply for a BCLA postgraduate bursary, fill in the BCLA PGB application form (new, from June 2018) electronically and send it as an email attachment to both Dr Rosa Mucignat and Professor Naomi Segal.


2018 Summer Recipients

Karina Lickorish-Quinn (QMUL), £200 bursary

 Aina Marti (University of Kent), £200 bursary

For more information, contact Professor Naomi Segal.

See the previous recipients of Postgraduate Bursaries.