“Kipling in India, India in Kipling”

At the Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla

The Council of the Society agreed on November 11th to support some bursaries, as we did with the Vermont Symposium in 2013. These bursaries will be aimed at assisting Members who wish to come to the Shimla Symposium next April, but who might otherwise not be able to make it, by offering a contribution to airfares.

The bursaries will be of the order of £200-£250 and will be available to academic and non-academic members alike. Because funds are limited, priority will be given to people who can demonstrate that otherwise they would have difficulty in raising the cost of travel and subsistence.

The bursaries will be supported from the Stamer-Smith or John Slater Memorial funds, and will not, therefore, be a charge against the Society’s general funds from the subscriptions of Members.

If you wish to apply, please email to the Chairman of Council, Mary Hamer, at kiplingandtrix@gmail.com, by January 18th 2016, with a brief statement which should include the following:

  • how attendance at the Symposium would be of value to you either professionally or as a Kipling enthusiast
  • whether you would be prepared to report on the symposium for the Kipling Journal
  • to what extent you would have difficulty in raising the travel costs without a bursary

The bursaries will be awarded by a Committee appointed by the Chairman of Council, which will meet around the end of January.

Mary Hamer,
Chairman of Council, The Kipling Society