Call for Applications

Bridget Jones Travel Award


Arts researchers or practitioners living and working in the Caribbean are eligible to apply for the Bridget Jones Travel Award, the deadline for which is the 10th January 2018—tentative date. The winner of the award will present their work at the 42nd Annual Conference of the Society for Caribbean Studies, which will take place in London. (more details on the exact venue will be posted later)


If you are an arts practitioner living and working in any region of the Anglophone, Hispanic, Francophone or Dutch speaking Caribbean, you may apply for the Award. The successful recipient will receive £650 towards travel expenses and, in addition, a full bursary to cover conference fees and accommodation. Applications are especially welcome from individuals with no institutional affiliations. We encourage applications from across the arts: from visual artists, performers, creative writers, film-makers, folklorists, playwrights etc.

How to Apply              

To apply for the Award you must submit the following:

  • A covering letter
  • Curriculum vitae (no more than 4 sides of A4)
  • Statements from 2 referees who are able to comment on your work

AND either

(a) A proposal for a presentation of your work in the areas of film, literature, visual or performing arts.
(b) A proposal for a reading of original creative work.

Presentations normally last for up to one hour, including time for questions from the audience. The most important part of your application will therefore be a full description of the proposed presentation detailing the themes and rationale behind the presentation, as well as how the presentation will be organized and any props required (e.g. if intending to screen clips of films; show slides of artwork; incorporate live performance etc).

Applications and enquiries should be sent by e-mail to Audley Chambers at
Completed applications must be received by 10th January 2018 – this is the tentative date. A decision will be made by the committee in early February.