BSA New Scholars Program
Apply to the New Scholars Program by September 5
Established in 2000, the Bibliographical Society of America (BSA) New Scholars Program strives to welcome researchers who have not previously published, lectured, or taught on bibliographical subjects by nurturing and promoting their scholarship. Each year, three New Scholars receive a cash award of $1,000, a $500 travel stipend, and the opportunity to present their work by participating in a two-pronged program:
- Preceding the BSA’s Annual Meeting (held each January in New York City during Bibliography Week), each New Scholar presents a fifteen-minute talk that is based on their submitted proposal.
- Expanded versions of the New Scholars’ papers are submitted to the Editors of the Society’s quarterly journal, The Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America (PBSA) for publication, subject to peer review. Scholars can expect to work closely with the Editors throughout the submission and review process.
In addition to the $1,000 cash award and $500 travel stipend, New Scholars may apply in one of the next two subsequent years for a stipend of the same amount to attend a second Annual Meeting. New Scholars also receive a complimentary one-year membership in the BSA, which includes a subscription to the PBSA.
Applications are due on September 5, 2023. For more details on the New Scholars program, including eligibility and application submission information, please visit the BSA website. The Society’s YouTube Channel features a playlist of past New Scholars presentations and an applicant information session.