Junior Fellowships

Seven Pre-dissertation Fellowships in the humanities are offered to candidates who wish to spend time in the UK for preliminary examinations of primary sources and archival material in order to draw up and refine a dissertation proposal. They are intended for the preliminary investigation of archives, and not for short-term research projects. These Fellowships are open to candidates registered for a doctoral degree in a graduate school in the United States or Canada. Candidates for these awards must have completed their coursework and oral examinations by the time the research visit is undertaken. Visits will be for a maximum of two months and must be made between the beginning of June and the end of September 2014. The total value of these Fellowships will be USD $5,000 each. Fellowships will not be renewable or extendable, and Fellows will be expected to devote full time to their dissertation research without undertaking paid work. Stipends may not be used to defray tuition costs.
Purpose of award: 
Doctoral
Applications open: 
4 Nov 2014 to 16 Jan 2015
Amount awarded: 
USD $5,000
Five Dissertation Fellowships in the humanities are offered to candidates, who wish to spend time in the UK carrying out archival research for their dissertations. These Fellowships are open to candidates registered for a doctoral degree in a graduate school in the United States or Canada. Candidates for these awards must be working on a dissertation which has already been formally approved. They are not grants to help defray the cost of writing up previous work. These Fellowships will last for one year and will run concurrently with the academic year, i.e. from 1 October 2013 to 30 September 2014. The stipend for each Fellowship will be USD $25,000. Fellowships will not be renewable or extendable, nor can they be held in conjunction with other maintenance grants. Fellows will be expected to devote full time to their dissertation research without undertaking paid work. Stipends may not be used to defray tuition costs. Fellows will be expected to make their own arrangements for lodging at and transportation to the repository or repositories in which they need to work.
Purpose of award: 
Doctoral
Applications open: 
4 Nov 2014 to 16 Jan 2015
Amount awarded: 
USD $25,000
The Pearsall Fellowship is a one year postdoctoral Fellowship in Naval and Maritime History. Applications are encouraged for work on any aspect of Naval and Maritime History, in the broadest sense, anywhere in the world, from the fall of the Roman Empire in the West up to the present day.
Purpose of award: 
Postdoctoral
Applications open: 
23 Jan 2015 to 11 Apr 2015
The Past & Present Society and the Institute of Historical Research offers up to four one-year postdoctoral Fellowships in History, tenable at the Institute. Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate a broad interest in processes of social, economic, political and cultural change, as manifested in their particular field of study. The Society wishes to promote work of a kind that might be published in the journal Past & Present and its book series, which is published by the Oxford University Press.
Purpose of award: 
Postdoctoral
Applications open: 
23 Jan 2015 to 11 Apr 2015
Amount awarded: 
£20,000 (approx.)
The IHR administers two six-month Fellowships each year on behalf of the Jacobite Studies Trust. These Fellowships may be held by advanced doctoral students or early career postdoctoral researchers. Their purpose is to enable the Fellows to undertake historical research into the Stuart dynasty in the British Isles and in exile, from the departure of James II in 1688 to the death of Henry Benedict Stuart in 1807. This may also include work on their friends and supporters, their activities, their influence, their views, ideologies, artefacts and works of art; and the political, diplomatic, military, religious, intellectual, and cultural context in which they lived. The Fellowships are non-residential, and will be tenable from 1 October 2013.
Purpose of award: 
Doctoral
Postdoctoral
Applications open: 
23 Jan 2015 to 28 Feb 2015
Amount awarded: 
£7500
The Institute of Historical Research administers up to seven IHR Research Fellowships in History, which are drawn from several sources: The Royal Historical Society funds up to two Fellowships per year, the Centenary Fellowship and the Marshall Fellowship, the latter thanks to the generosity of Professor P. J. Marshall, former President of the RHS. Both are open to candidates without regard to nationality or academic affiliation; The Scouloudi Foundation offers up to four Fellowships, which are all open to UK citizens or to candidates with a degree from a British university; The Isobel Thornley Bequest offers one Fellowship which is open to candidates regardless of nationality but only to those registered for a PhD at the University of London.
Purpose of award: 
Doctoral
Applications open: 
23 Jan 2015 to 7 Mar 2015
Amount awarded: 
£10,000 (Scouloudi, Thornley); £15,726 (Royal Historical Society)
The Economic History Society, in conjunction with the Institute of Historical Research, offers up to four one-year postdoctoral Fellowships in Economic/Social History, tenable at the Institute.The Fellowships will be awarded to postdoctoral candidates who have recently completed a doctoral degree in Economic/Social History, or who will have submitted their thesis for examination by 1 October in the academic year in which the Fellowship is to be held. It is the intention of the Economic History Society to promote work of a kind that might be published in the leading refereed academic journals in economic/social history. Fellows will be expected to pursue research in Economic/Social History at an advanced level with a view to publication.
Purpose of award: 
Postdoctoral
Applications open: 
23 Jan 2015 to 3 Apr 2015
Amount awarded: 
£13,590 (affiliated to institutions outside London); £15,590 (affiliated to London-based institutions)