We offer two bursaries annually to support early-career researchers with the costs of illustrating their work. The conditions are as follows:
Amount. The bursaries will typically be £200-300.
Eligibility. They are for early-career researchers in a university post anywhere in the world, who are within five years of receiving their PhD, and who require funding to illustrate a monograph written in English or in French on any area of French or Francophone cinema. Journal articles are not eligible for funding.
Deadlines. There are two rounds, the deadlines being 1 January and 1 July.
Procedure. You should submit an application by email to the SFC office which gives details of the monograph, and of the illustrations required. You should attach the original proposal submitted to the publisher, a copy of your contract with the publisher, and evidence of the cost of illustrations either from the publisher or from the copyright holders.
Panel. The applications will be judged by the SFC Editorial Board, and a decision normally made within four weeks.
Acknowledgement. If you are awarded a bursary, you should acknowledge the support of SFC in the publication.
Deadlines: 1 January/1 July. Please remember to attach the publisher’s proposal, the contract with the publisher, and evidence of cost.
Studies in French Cinema Research Bursary 2012
The first bursary has been awarded to Jonathan Driskell. It will be used to pay for the copyright permission to use four still images from the BFI Library for a book entitled The French Screen Goddess: Film Stardom and the Modern Woman in 1930s France, which is to be published by I.B.Tauris. The book focuses on Annabella, Danielle Darrieux and Michèle Morgan. Jonathan is Lecturer in Film and Television Studies at Monash University’s campus in Malaysia.