Prizes and Bursaries for History

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 2013 to 30 May 2014
This fund is for members of the IHR community who encounter sudden and unexpected financial hardship.
Purpose of award: 
Hardship fund
Applications open: 
1 Aug 2013 to 31 Jul 2014
Amount awarded: 
£1000 will normally be available for distribution during any one year and an individual student will not normally receive an award of more than £500.
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: 
24 Jan 2014 to 10 Mar 2014
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: 
24 Jan 2014 to 21 Mar 2014
Amount awarded: 
Up to £1,000
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 Tudor history. It is intended that the terms of the prize include almost any subject appropriate to the study of the 16th century in England. Eligibility will ultimately be decided by the judges.
Purpose of award: 
Other
Applications open: 
10 Mar 2014 to 15 Apr 2014
Amount awarded: 
£1000
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: 
10 Mar 2014 to 1 Jul 2014
Amount awarded: 
£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: 
10 Mar 2014 to 7 Jul 2014
Amount awarded: 
Up to £500
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: 
10 Mar 2014 to 1 Jul 2014
Amount awarded: 
£2,500
The Worshipful Company of Curriers, one of the livery companies of the City of London, has established an essay prize on the history of London, in association with The London Journal Trust and the Institute of Historical Research. The author of the winning submission will receive £1,000 and the essay will normally be published in The London Journal. Essays must fall within the scope of The London Journal. They may be on any aspect of the history of London, from the Romans to the present day, reflect any relevant approach or disciplinary perspective, and can consider London alone or in comparison with other cities. Essays must be based on original research, and should not have been previously published.
Purpose of award: 
Doctoral
Postdoctoral
Applications open: 
28 Mar 2014 to 31 Aug 2014
Amount awarded: 
£1,000
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: 
1 Jul 2014 to 1 Oct 2014
Amount awarded: 
£1,000