2023: Ardyn Tennyson (University of Roehampton), ‘Edward Blyden’s African Life and Customs and English-West African Periodical Exchanges’

2022: Dr Asma Char (University of Exeter), ‘The New Woman in Britain and the Arab World at the Fin de Siècle’ and Lauren Ianthe Cullen (University of Oxford), ‘Unsettling Human-Animal Relations in Charles G.D. Roberts’ Fiction’

2021: Bursary suspended due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

2020: Bursary suspended due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

2019: Eirian Yem (University of Oxford), ‘Epigraphs and (Literary) Mediation in Middlemarch’

2018: Rebecca Spence (University of Lancaster), ‘On Not Looking: Listening Outwards and George Eliot’s Acousmatic Situation’

2017: Erin Farley (University of Strathclyde), ‘The People’s Parks: Urban nature poetry in Victorian Dundee’

2016: Amy Holley (Swansea University), ‘Going to be seen, not just see: Theatre as a Social Event in the Victorian Era’

2015: Jonathan Franklin (New York University), ‘The Victorian Bedouin and the Culture Concept: Nomadic Taxonomy after the Mahdiyya’

2014: Sarah Weaver (Cambridge), ‘Bibliomaniacal Foppery: Typesetting and Typifying Old English’

2013: Mary Addyman (Warwick), ‘Association objects and contagion in the nineteenth century museum’

2012: Amanda Sciampacone (Birkbeck, University of London), ‘“The ‘Blue Mist’: Cholera, Climate, and Weather’

2011: Natasha Moore (Cambridge), ‘”Know I my meaning?”: Self-Dramatization in George Meredith’s Modern Love’ and Jessica Legnini (Warwick) for American Blackface Minstrelsy and its English Audiences, 1843-1847’

2010: James Emmott (Birkbeck, University of London), ‘Parameters of Vibration, Technologies of Capture, and the Layering of Voices and Faces in the Nineteenth Century’