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The official publication of the North American Conference on British Studies (NACBS), the Journal of British Studies, has positioned itself as the critical resource for scholars of British culture from the Middle Ages through the present. Drawing on both established and emerging approaches, JBS presents scholarly articles and books reviews from renowned international authors who share their ideas on British society, politics, law, economics, and the arts. In 2005 (Vol. 44), the journal merged with the NACBS publication Albion, creating one journal for NACBS membership.



The NACBS STERN GRANT is intended to provide financial assistance for graduate students who attend the annual NACBS meeting.  Recipients may receive up to $500 in reimbursement for travel, lodging, and registration costs incurred as a result of attendance. 

Guidelines for applicants:

  1. You must be a graduate student in good standing at a Ph.D.-granting degree program in British studies and a member of the NACBS. 
  2. You must provide a justification for your attendance at the annual meeting and a budget of expenses.
  3. Your faculty advisor, who also must be a member of the NACBS, is required to submit a letter of recommendation on your behalf.

Procedures for application:

Please submit your request for funds by email to each of the committee members under the subject line: Stern Grant Application.  Your request should include the following information: your name, postal address, email address, and telephone number; the Ph.D. program in which you are enrolled; the name of your faculty advisor; your purpose in attending the NACBS meeting; an estimated budget of expenses.  

In addition, request that your faculty advisor send a letter of recommendation to the committee by email, again with the subject line: Stern Grant Application

Preference will be given to applicants who are panelists on the NACBS program and/or are award recipients.  Awardees must submit to the committee chair all receipts for reimbursement within one month of the end of the annual meeting.

Application deadline: September 30, 2015 

Applications and letters of recommendation must be emailed to:

Chair: Dr. Robert Ingram
Department of History
Ohio University
Bentley Annex 415
Athens, OH 45701  USA 
Dr. Stephen Brooke
Department of History
York University
2140 Vari Hall
4700 Keele Street
Toronto, ON M3J 1P3  CANADA 
Dr. Paul Readman
Department of History
King’s College London
Room S 8.12
London WC2R 2LS  UK