The DRF David Miller Bursary

Applications for the 2019 DRF David Miller Bursary are now closed.

The winner will be announced in February 2019.

One of Deborah Rogers’ defining qualities was commitment to supporting and nurturing those with talent, whether a new author or someone within the agent and publishing community.

In recognition of this, every two years the Deborah Rogers Foundation awards a Bursary of £10,000 to a publishing professional who has been working in either a Literary Agency or the Rights Department of a publishing house in the United Kingdom for two years or more. Its aim is to provide an ambitious and talented person the opportunity to spend eight weeks with publishing companies and agencies in a number of countries, thereby broadening their experience at a formative stage in their career.

The successful applicant will have identified specific areas of the publishing industry that they wish to focus on and will be able to articulate how the Bursary will help develop their career.

Selling and managing rights is at the heart of our business and the aim of the Bursary is to help exceptional professionals in this area develop their contacts and understanding of international publishing.