The Joseph R. Dunlap Memorial Fellowship is awarded annually by the William Morris Society in the United States to support scholarly and creative work about William Morris. Applications are welcomed every October and judged by a committee of WMS-US board members.
The fellowship offers funding of $1000 or more for research and other expenses, including travel to conferences and libraries. Projects may deal with any subject — biographical, literary, historical, social, artistic, political, typographical — relating to Morris. The Society also encourages translations of Morris’s works and the production of teaching materials (lesson plans and course materials) suitable for use at the elementary, secondary, college or adult-education level.
Applications are sought particularly from those at the beginning of their careers. Recipients may be from any country and need not have an academic or institutional appointment, nor must recipients hold a Ph.D.
In some years the Society also offers a second, smaller fellowship, the William Morris Society Award. The purpose and aims of this second award are the same as for the Joseph R. Dunlap Fellowship. The amount of the award is determined by the committee of judges.
The 2021 Joseph R. Dunlap Memorial Fellowship has been awarded to Jade Hoyer, Assistant Professor of Art at Metropolitan State University in Denver. In addition, we have awarded two William Morris Society Fellowships: to Jennifer Rabedeau, a Ph.D. student in English...