Prizes and Bursaries for History

This scholarship is awarded by the Trustees of the French Huguenot Church of London Charitable Trust, on the advice of the Institute of Historical Research. The award will be made to a student working for a higher degree on a Huguenot subject, i.e. the study of any activity of the French, the Dutch, the Flemish or the Walloon Protestants from the 16th century to the present, in any geographical area. ‘Activity’ will be interpreted in the widest sense.
Purpose of award: 
Doctoral
Applications open: 
6 Feb 2015 to 1 Jul 2015
Amount awarded: 
£2,500
The Pollard Prize is awarded annually for the best paper presented at an Institute of Historical Research seminar by a postgraduate student or by a researcher within one year of completing the PhD.
Purpose of award: 
Publication award
Applications open: 
1 Jun 2015 to 27 May 2016
The Elaine Paintin Memorial Fund is awarded annually to eligible students of the Institute of Historical Research, on the recommendation of the Friends’ Committee, to support travel and accommodation costs associated with research or conference attendance.
Purpose of award: 
Other
Applications open: 
5 Nov 2015 to 1 Mar 2016
Amount awarded: 
Approximately £150
The Neale Prize is awarded annually to a historian in the early stages of his or her career. Entries should take the form of essays of no more than 8,000 words (including footnotes) on a theme related to the history of early modern Britain. It is intended that the terms of the prize include almost any subject appropriate to the study of 1450-1700 in Britain. Eligibility will ultimately be decided by the judges.
Purpose of award: 
Other
Applications open: 
1 Dec 2015 to 15 Apr 2016
Amount awarded: 
£1000
The Power and Postan Fund is awarded to eligible Junior Research Fellows of the Institute of Historical Research, on the recommendation of the Director, to support the cost of organizing and hosting colloquia or travel and accommodation costs accrued when conducting research or attending a conference (funds are available for conference attendance – the applicant need not be giving a paper). Up to £6000 will be awarded annually.
Purpose of award: 
Other
Applications open: 
1 Dec 2015 to 1 Feb 2016
Amount awarded: 
A maximum of £250 for personal travel and accommodation / a maximum of £500 per colloquium hosted
The purpose of a Scouloudi research award is to pay for research, and other expenses, to be incurred in the completion of advanced historical work, which the applicant intends subsequently to publish. This does not include expenses incurred in the preparation of a thesis for a higher degree, typing costs, the purchase of books, hiring secretarial or research assistant or the purchase of equipment such as typewriter, computer or printer. Applicants should not ask for more than their minimum requirements for the year concerned. Applications for very large sums or for longer periods tend to be self-defeating, as they would absorb too great a proportion of the available annual total. As a guide, individual awards may range between £100 and £1,000.
Purpose of award: 
Travel bursary
Publication award
Applications open: 
7 Jan 2016 to 11 Mar 2016
Amount awarded: 
Up to £1,000
The purpose of a Scouloudi publication award is to subsidise a portion of the cost of publishing a scholarly book or article, or an issue of a learned journal in the field of history, either in hard copy or through electronic publication. Applicants should not ask for more than their minimum requirements for the year concerned. Applications for very large sums or for longer periods tend to be self-defeating, as they would absorb too great a proportion of the available annual total. As a guide, individual awards may range between £100 and £1,000. Please do not apply for a subsidy in excess of £1,000 as this will automatically disqualify your application. Awards will not normally be paid until publication is well advanced at final proof stage. The award is then paid to the publisher. If the award is not taken up within two years it will lapse and must be re-applied for if later required.
Purpose of award: 
Publication award
Applications open: 
7 Jan 2016 to 23 Mar 2016
Amount awarded: 
Up to £1,000
The aim of the bursaries is to enable students to undertake research at the IHR and at other London-based archives. All successful applicants will be expected to use the IHR as a base when in London and to participate in its activities. This means, for example, regular use of the IHR library and attendance at IHR seminars and conferences. It could also mean interaction with one or more of the IHR's research centres, and if appropriate, taking a research training course. All successful applicants will be encouraged to make contact with the History Lab, the Institute's postgraduate network. Bursaries will normally be for travel, accommodation and/or research expenses.
Purpose of award: 
Travel bursary
Applications open: 
16 Mar 2016 to 8 Jul 2016
Amount awarded: 
Up to £500
The Julian Corbett Prize is awarded annually by the Academic Trust Funds Committee, on the recommendation of the Institute of Historical Research, to reward original research in the field of modern naval history. It carries a monetary value of £1,000.
Purpose of award: 
Other
Applications open: 
20 Apr 2016 to 12 Oct 2016
Amount awarded: 
£1,000
The Richard III Society and Yorkist History Trust Bursary is awarded for a dissertation or thesis on a topic within the 15th and/ or early 16th century that is of relevance to the research interests of the Richard III Society and the Yorkist History Trust.
Purpose of award: 
Other
Applications open: 
21 Apr 2016 to 1 Jul 2016
Amount awarded: 
£1,000

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