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Neil Ker Memorial Fund

This round will open on Wednesday  13th November 2019 and the deadline is 5pm on Wednesday 11th December 2019.

The object of this fund, established by the family and friends of Neil R Ker, FBA, is to promote the study of Western medieval manuscripts, in particular those of British interest; that is enabling investigation of their production (including decoration), readership and use in particular.

The fund is not intended to support research visits to read manuscripts for their textual/historical or literary purposes.


Applications are invited from both early career and established scholars of any nationality, engaged on original research intended to produce monographs, editions or studies of documents, texts or illustrations, that include the analysis of the material features of original manuscripts. Awards are offered to support any aspect of research, including travel and publication. Grants are not available to fund attendance at conferences or seminars.

Level of award

Awards do not normally exceed £2,000.

Length of award

Grants are tenable for 12 months at a time. Re-applications for subsequent phases of research may be considered.