The Society has received a generous bequest from the estate of the distinguished bibliographer Katharine F. Pantzer Jr and has established two research awards in her memory:

  • a Fellowship of up to £4,000, awarded occasionally
  • and a Scholarship of up to £1,500, to be awarded annually.

Applicants’ research for either of the Pantzer awards must be within the field of the bibliographical or book-historical study of the printed book in the hand-press period, that is up to c.1830.

The Pantzer Fellowship is intended to assist with both immediate research needs, such as reproductions or travelling expenses, and longer-term support, for example prolonged visits to libraries and archives. Applicants may use a part of the Fellowship money to pay for teaching cover.

General Guidelines for Applicants can be downloaded from the page for Application Procedure page. The Pantzer Scholarship & Fellowship should be applied for using the Major Grants application form.

An overview of the Society’s awards schemes can be found at Fellowships and Bursaries.