About the Bursary
The Tolkien Society Bursary was established to help outstanding graduate students to present their research to the wider Tolkien community, no matter their personal circumstances. We aim to facilitate new academic discussions from diverse backgrounds by helping new voices gain confidence in the field of Tolkien studies, as well as encouraging the academic and non-academic members of the Society to share ideas at our conference events.
Up to four bursaries are available that cover the basic registration fee for the event at which the recipient will be presenting, plus a grant of up to £500 (GBP) towards the cost of travel and accommodation expenses.
The Bursary is available to graduate students pursuing an MA, MSc, MRes, MSt, MPhil, DPhil, PhD or equivalent degree from a recognised higher education institution.
To apply, you should:
- Submit a paper to the event you are planning to attend:
- Complete a bursary application
As part of the application you will need to upload proof of enrolment at your institution and a copy of your CV.
Applications must be submitted by Midnight UK time Sunday 22nd March, with a decision made by Thursday April 30th. Only one application may be made per year.
To find out more about the events, and to book, visit the event web sites: