According to its Constitution, ESSE’s goal is “to advance the education of the public by promoting the European study and understanding of English languages, literatures in English and cultures of English-speaking peoples”. Hence, one of ESSE’s main aims is to assist ESSE member academics in different countries in carrying out their research and in promoting their academic publications which fall within the scope of the ESSE proclamation. For these reasons, ESSE offers a bursary scheme to support young and senior scholars, and it provides book and resource grants to researchers whose academic activities agree with ESSE goals. Every other year, ESSE also awards prizes to junior and senior scholars for books they wrote in the field of English studies. Besides, ESSE offers financial support for parallel lecture speakers at ESSE conferences and for plenary speakers at national conferences of affiliated national associations. In parallel, ESSE also organises a Doctoral Symposium, open to PhD students who are writing their theses in English Studies.
The ESSE offers for 2024 are currently being updated (unless marked “up-to-date”)
in accordance with the ESSE Board decisions (Milan, August 2023).