The Prize/Award is provided from the income of a bequest of $10,000 to the University of Wales by the late Dr Vernam Edward Nunnemacher Hull (1894-1976), Professor of Celtic Languages at Harvard University, who was awarded the degree of DLitt honoris causa by the University of Wales on the occasion of the International Congress of Celtic Studies in 1963.



  • Awarded for some completed work dealing with Welsh Prose before 1700, or to enable research or study to be undertaken in that field
  • Three appointed Judges will make recommendations for the award

Additional Information

  • The Prize/Award may be one of two kinds, subject to available funds:
    a) A prize of the order of £500 or
    b) A grant in aid of research of up to £1,500.
  • If the Judges report that the Prize/Award should not be given, the Prize/Award shall be withheld and the income for the year added to the capital fund.

Application Regulations

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Welsh Studies. Welsh Literature