The Beatrix Potter Society holds biennial Conferences in the UK – and occasionally in the USA. It is able to offer scholarships for up to two scholars to attend these Conferences, as full residents. The scholarship(s) include a one-year membership of The Beatrix Potter Society, including receipt of the quarterly Journal and Newsletter. The scholarships are funded from the Society’s general donations fund. They are aimed at people who are undertaking Potter connected research and studies.
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The Jane Morse Memorial Fund, launched in 2012, recognises the lasting contributions made by the late Jane Morse to The Beatrix Potter Society as Vice-President, North American Liaison Officer, author, educator and mentor. The Fund offers Beatrix Potter Society Members the opportunity to apply for partial financial assistance to register for specific Beatrix Potter Society meetings, events or Conferences
The Fund is supported solely from specific donations made by Society Members and others.
Donations to the Fund may be made at any time by cheque, in UK£ or US$, or by credit card. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Who is eligible?
Any Member of The Beatrix Potter Society may apply for a Jane Morse Award. Applicants must be Members at the time the event/conference occurs and at the time of application.
Are there application deadlines?
The Jane Morse Memorial Fund Committee will put a notice of availability and an application deadline in the Journal and Newsletter, on the website and in ‘Pottering About’ before the eligible event. Applicants may receive only one such award per five years.
Is there a limit to a JMMF award?
Yes, the scholarship may be up to 50 per cent of the applicant’s registration fee, not to exceed £300 / US$450.
If I receive a JMMF when will I be paid?
This is a reimbursement programme. Awardees will receive their funding after they have provided their written report.
What is the ‘written report’?
The 600-word report, which must be received within two months following the event, can cover any aspect of your attendance such as a summary of the event, a description of a particular workshop, a favourite place you visited (in the case of field trips), etc. The editor of the Journal and Newsletter will receive a copy of your report and may make arrangements with you for it to be published.
I have never received a Jane Morse award before – what are my chances?
The Jane Morse Scholarship Fund Committee strives to make awards based on the quality of each application. However, the Committee is likely to give preference to first time applicants.
Who is on the JMMF Committee?
The Chairman, Treasurer and Secretary of The Beatrix Potter Society and one other Society Member.
Applications for financial assistance to attend 2020 March AGM to be held in the UK and for the USA event, Needle, Paintbrush & Trowel:Texture in Beatrix Potter’s Needlework, Tales, Garden Saturday, August 22, 2020 are being accepted.