Since the 2021 conference will be held virtually, NCSA will not hold travel awards this upcoming year. Join us in Rochester, New York in 2022!

The Nineteenth Century Studies Association Faculty Development Travel Award recognizes the excellent work of contingent faculty. According to the AAUP, contingent faculty are part-time and full-time faculty appointed off the tenure track (including lecturers, instructors, limited-term faculty, adjuncts, and independent scholars). This award recognizes an outstanding paper to be presented at our annual conference by a contingent faculty member. The winner will receive $500 to defray the costs of attending the conference. The award check will be presented at the conference, and the NCSA Faculty Development Travel Award recipient will be recognized at the Business Meeting and in conference literature.

Entrants must be NCSA members and must present their paper in person at the annual conference; the winning paper will be selected by a committee of nineteenth-century scholars representing diverse disciplines. Entries can be from any discipline and may focus on any aspect of the long nineteenth century (the French Revolution to World War I), must be written in English or be accompanied by an English translation, and must be by a single author. Papers that are interdisciplinary are especially encouraged.

Submission of a paper is considered affirmation that the applicant does not have access to institutional support that would defray all attendance costs.

Conference presenters may only apply for one conference travel award in a given year.

January 15, 2022

To Apply
Note that NCSA will not hold travel awards this year since the 2021 conference will be virtual. Apply in 2022 and join us in Rochester!

Contingent faculty with accepted proposals should fill out the Travel Grant Application and submit it along with the completed paper to the Chair of the Faculty Development and Travel Awards Committee, Wendy Castenell, by January 15, 2022:

The final decision regarding the award will be announced by January 31st.

All submissions via email will be acknowledged.

Wendy Castenell
Chair of the Faculty Development and Travel Awards Committee

Previous Recipients

Jessica George, “The Problem of Resilience: Southern Botany and the Abolitionist Narrative,” 2020 NCSA Conference in Rochester, New York.

Camilla Murgia, “Beyond the Unknown: Exploring the Foreign through Textiles and Wallpapers in Napoleonic and Restoration France” 2019 NCSA conference in Kansas City.