The resources available are normally modest. It is envisaged that grants will be supplemented by funds from other sources.
The maximum of each grant will be £1000. Although there is no specific time limit for the duration of the awards, and it is recognised that awards under the scheme may need to be supplemented, it is not intended that they should be used to supplement or extend much longer-term awards.
The duration of the award would typically be up to c. twelve weeks. Applications are invited from persons normally resident in the UK, and from scholars currently working at, or registered as postgraduates at, UK universities and institutions of higher education. Preference will be given to those who are planning to do reserach in the USA, have had no previous opportunities for research-related visits to the USA, and to young scholars, including postgraduate students. BAAS particularly welcomes applications from postgraduates needing to visit the USA for research purposes.
BAAS is committed to promoting best practice in matters of equality and diversity, and will be attentive to issues of equality and diversity when judging applications.
Some of the travel grants relate to named awards:
- POSTGRADUATE TRAVEL AWARD will be given to the best proposal in any area of American Studies.
- THE MALCOLM BRADBURY AWARD will be given to the best proposal in the field of American literary studies.
- THE MARCUS CUNLIFFE AWARD will be given to the best proposal in the field of American Studies.
- THE JOHN D. LEES AWARD will be given to the best proposal in the field of American political studies.
- THE ABRAHAM LINCOLN AWARD will be given to the best proposal in the field of nineteenth-century century US history and culture
- THE PETER PARISH AWARD will be given to the best proposal in the field of American history