Literatures, Languages and Cultures awards
Both undergraduate and postgraduate awards are available.
Peter Allen Prize
A prize is awarded for an outstanding performance in a French Language play, normally by a student who is a non-native speaker of French, but the Committee administering the Fund will have discretion to award the Prize to a native French speaker, divide the Prize, or award it to a director, designer and so on.
Ronald Bishop Memorial Prize
A prize is awarded annually to the best student in the Celtic 1A class.
Should there be no suitable recipient, the prize may be awarded to the best student in the Scottish Ethnology 1 class.
Blackie Celtic Prizes
One or more prizes are awarded annually to the most distinguished students in the Celtic classes based on overall assessment (non-Honours students) or Final Examinations (Honours students)
Chinese Translation Prize
A prize is awarded annually on the recommendation of Asian Studies.
Janet S Christie Bequest Award
An award is made annually to enable a female student or students in the Department of English Literature to be provided with the means to go abroad and take classes at the Sorbonne, Paris, or any other University or College abroad within the discretion of the Professors of English Literature.
Students in the fourth year Honours class are invited to apply.
Applications are due by the end of May in the student's final year.
Apply, in writing, to the Chair of the Board of Examiners.
A prize is awarded annually to a student in first year Russian Studies whose work is of high quality.
A prize is awarded annually for overall attainment in Scottish Ethnology 1.
Lewis Edwards Memorial Prize
A prize is awarded for a short composition in English verse or prose, open to all undergraduate students of the University.
James Elliot Prize
A prize is awarded annually to the Honours graduate of the year whose work in English Literature is judged to be the best by the examiners.
A prize is awarded annually for proficiency in the Spanish language.
F C Green Prize in French Literature
A prize is awarded annually at the discretion of the Head of French to the best student in the Senior Honours Class.
Grierson Verse Prize
A prize is awarded annually for a composition in any recognised verse form but not "free verse".
The subject for the verse to be set by the Head of English Literature.
A number of bursaries are awarded biennially but renewable for one year in the following subjects:
- English based on class work
- French based on the June examination in French 2
- German based on the June examination in German 2
- Spanish or Italian based on the June examination in Spanish 2 or Italian 2
M D Legge Prize
A prize is awarded annually for proficiency in French Medieval Studies.
A prize is awarded annually for overall attainment in Scottish Ethnology Honours.
Jean Helen Macleod Prize
A prize is awarded annually to the student who in the judgement of the University examiners submitted the best paper on Shakespeare in the Final Honours examination
Logie Robertson Memorial Prizes
Two prizes may be awarded annually, one in English Literature 1 and one in Scottish Literature 1, to a student who will be expected to be familiar with Scottish Literature, including as may be determined from time to time the works of J Logie Robertson ("Hugh Halliburton").
George Saintsbury Prize
A prize is awarded annually to the best student in English Literature 2.
Scottish Ethnology Prizes
Three book prizes are awarded for top attainment in Scottish Ethnology 1, Scottish Ethnology 2 and Scottish Ethnology Honours.
A prize is awarded annually for a prose or verse composition in Lowland Scots vernacular.
Two prizes are awarded annually for overall attainment in Scottish Ethnology 2, and for the best project in Scottish Ethnology.
Swiss Consul's Prize
Three book prizes donated by the Swiss Consul are awarded annually to the most deserving students in German, French and Italian.
Sheila Wagg Prize
Awarded annually to the best First Class Honours student in the Division of European Languages and Cultures (DELC).
William Hunter Sharpe Memorial Prize
One or more prizes will be awarded to the best MSc student studying Creative Writing.
Mohammed Fethi Azaiez Memorial Prize
A book prize awarded annually to a postgraduate student from outside the EEC whose native language is not English registered to study in Linguistics.
Blackie Research Award
An award is offered to a postgraduate student registered in the Celtic Department or, exceptionally, registered in another department and pursuing research in the field of Celtic Studies.
The principal criterion for the award is outstanding progress, but personal circumstances may also be taken into account. Enquiries regarding this award should be addressed to the Head of the Department of Celtic Studies.
Catherine McCraig's Trust Scholarships
A number of McCraig Postgraduate Scholarships tenable for one year are open for award to Master of the Arts of any of the Scottish Universities who have included Gaelic among subjects of their course.
It is a condition of tenure of the Scholarship that the holders shall carry out a programme of study of any Celtic subject or groups of subjects or of any subjects directly connected therewith, approved by the Governors after consultation with the Senatus of the University attended by the holder.
Applications are due 7 May.
Applicants should apply to:
Messrs McLeish, Thomson & Co
29 St Vincent Place
- Post Code
- G1 2DT
David Masson Scholarship
A scholarship is awarded annually to a female graduate of the university of Edinburgh who is undertaking or is about to undertake postgraduate studies, preferably in English, in the Arts subject area.
Students in the final Honours class are invited to apply. If no appropriate undergraduate applications are received, the Board will review the first year postgraduate students.
The deadline for application is the end of May in the student's final year.
Apply in writing to the Chair of the Board of Examiners.
John Orr Research Award
The value of the award is normally no more than £1,500 per annum.
The award is tenable by postgraduate students who are either graduates of the University of Edinburgh or registered as candidates for an Intermediate or Higher degree in the University of Edinburgh and may be shared between two or more students.
Applicants must normally be graduates of not more than five years' standing.
The award is made for one, two or three years.
Applicants must undertake research "in any Romance Literature, Language or Dialect".
Preference will be given to those working in Language studies.
Muriel Smith Scholarships
Awarded annually to suitably qualified female Scots on a programme of postgraduate study involving the French or Spanish languages as spoken in Europe. Candidates who have been resident in Scotland for at least four years as well as candidates of Scottish parentage are eligible. Language includes all cultural uses of language.
An invitation to apply will be sent to all on programme students during the academic year.