The Trust this year has made eight awards as follows:
1. Katherine Leeks in her 1st yr PhD at UCL, studying material culture (eg gift and wealth-exchange) in Anglo-Saxon society, including inscribed objects as well as texts, was awarded funds for books, and research travel to grave sites at Sutton Hoo, Repton and Sittingbourne.
2. Shannon Godlove, in her final year PhD at Illinois, towards her expenses in giving her paper at Leeds IMC 2010, entitled 'Travellers across Space and Time: Apostles and Anglo-Saxons in Cynewulf's Fates of the Apostles and the Metrical Calendar' and moderating a session on 'Religious Travellers in Anglo-Saxon Culture'.
3. Kirsty March, in her 2nd year PhD at Cork, to purchase CD copies of Anglo-Saxon manuscripts from the British Library and to fund a week's research trip (Cork to London) to examine their codicology. Studying AS prayer tradition and producing digital format edition of one of the early Mercian prayer books (the first of any AS prayerbook).
5. Anastasia Slukhai, in her 2nd year PhD at Kyiv (Ukraine), a second award, this year towards her expenses in giving her paper at Leeds IMC 2010, entitled 'Exploring the Sacral Space in Old English Epic Poetry'.
6. Dustin McKinley Frazier, a 1st year PhD at St Andrews, funds towards a trip to London to consult manuscripts in BL, BM and Society of Antiquaries, researching Anglo-Saxon studies in 18th and 19th Centuries - representations of AS in popular culture in Georgian England.
7. Daniel Remein, a 2nd yr PhD at New York, studying AS in 20th C poetry, funds towards giving his paper at Kalamazoo May 2010, entitled 'WH Auden and Wulf and Eadwacer: Translation as Betrayal of the Present', and participating in a panel on 'Translating the Medieval'.
8. Dr Joshua Davies (PhD awarded Jan 2010) funds towards permissions costs for publication of paper in AngloSaxon and the Modern Imagination, forthcoming with Boydell
& Brewer - text by Ted Hughes and images by Fay Godwin.
9. Oliver Pengelley, in his final year DPhil at Keble College Oxford, funds to contribute towards finishing his thesis by September, studying the relationship of the Anglo-Saxon world to Rome.
In addition, the Trust contributed sponsorship to the second Cambridge International Chronicles Symposium, towards travel bursaries for students to enable more people to attend, and to publicise the work of the Trust to those who may benefit in future.
The trustees agreed that this year's award winners were exceptionally gifted, committed and dedicated, and that in these straitened times, it is a privilege for us to be able to support such strong and valuable work. The Trust is grateful for generous donations from ISAS, TOEBI and many individuals, without which we would not be able to continue this increasingly necessary support.
Thank you for your continuing support.
With all good wishes from us all at the Trust,
Liz Mathews Trustee