Jubilee Fund!

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Vivat Regina!Sixty years ago on Sunday 2 June ago millions of people around the world felt connected to the coronation of Elizabeth II. That same day the news broke that Mount Everest had been conquered.

This weekend seems like a good opportunity to remind people about The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust’s Jubilee Education Fund.

It was established by the Trustees of Shakespeare’s Birthplace in 1977 to commemorate the Queen’s Silver Jubilee. Its general purpose is to further the educational objectives of the Trust by providing grants which will assist scholars and students who are undertaking study or research centred on our Collections: our library of books, archives, and objects.

You might apply for a bursary, for example. These are intended to assist suitably qualified students who wish to carry out research on or closely related to the Trust’s collections or other aspects of its work. Preference will be given to postgraduates and those whose work necessitates exclusive or very extensive use of the Collections.

Grants toward publications will be considered for books and other kinds of publication which are scholarly or educational, rather than commercial in nature. Financial assistance can only be considered for publications on or closely related to the Trust’s collections or other aspects of its work. Grants can be made to help individual students with their research work, too, for example towards photocopying or photographic expenses, travelling expenses. Grants also cover the preparation of material by or for teachers who are organising their own or group projects based on the Trust’s collections.

The maximum grant that can be applied for is £500. Each application will be considered on its own merits and in the light of other demands being made on the fund.

If you are interested in applying or should like to tell a a friend about the Jubilee Education Fund, then application forms can be obtained by e-mailing education1@shakespeare.org.uk.

Good luck!

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Author:Paul Edmondson

Head of Research and Knowledge and Director of the Stratford-upon-Avon Poetry Festival for The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust. Follow Paul on Twitter @paul_edmondson

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