Prizes, grants and awards
The Travelling Scholarships were established in 1944 to enable British creative writers to keep in touch with their colleagues abroad.
As directed by the anonymous founder of the trust, the Scholarships are administered by the Society and recipients are nominated by the Society’s Committee of Management.
Applications for the awards are not accepted.
Past winners of the awards have included C. Day Lewis, V.S. Pritchett, William Samson, Dylan Thomas, Laurie Lee, William Golding, Margaret Drabble, Stevie Smith, Naomi Lewis, Ronald Blythe, William Trevor, Maureen Duffy, Edward Blishen, Fay Weldon, Hilary Spurling, A.L. Barker, Sybille Bedford, Adrian Mitchell, Robert Nye, Jenny Diski, Robert Macfarlane and Helen Simpson.
Prize winners 2008
Betty Trask Prize and Awards
Betty Trask Prizes and Awards – past winners
Cholmondeley Awards for Poets
Cholmondeley Awards for Poets – past winners
Elizabeth Longford Prize for Historical Biography
Elizabeth Longford Prize – past winners
Encore Award – past winners
Eric Gregory Awards
Eric Gregory Trust Fund Awards – past winners
McKitterick Prize – past winners
Prizes for fiction and non-fiction
Sagittarius Prize – past winners
Somerset Maugham Awards
Somerset Maugham Awards – past winners
The Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year
The Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year – past winners
Tom Gallon Trust Award and The Olive Cook Prize
Tom-Gallon Award and Olive Cook Prize for a short story – past winners