Senior Research Fellowships will be awarded to candidates with a distinguished record of scholarly achievement in historical research and the promotion of history as a discipline. An IHR fellow is likely to have proven scholarship through a strong publication record in historical research or to have played a significant role in the development of history in the public realm. This may include its promotion in the media or in education more generally. Preference may be given to scholars currently engaged in research which is associated with one of the Institute’s research centres. Additionally they will be able to show how their work will benefit from using IHR resources. Senior Research Fellowships are most often awarded to candidates without any other major academic institutional affiliations and applicants will need to demonstrate how they will benefit from an association with the IHR.