IHR Fellowships and Fellows
The Fellows of the IHR are an essential part of the Institute’s vibrant research community. The IHR runs an extensive and prestigious programme of Fellowships, including those for Junior and Senior scholars, as well as offering a number of Prizes and bursaries to undertake historical research. Details of all IHR Fellowships, prizes and bursaries, and how and when to apply, are available in the left-hand panel of this page.
The IHR’s 22 Junior Fellows are specialists in British and world history, ancient to modern. Junior Fellowships enable holders to complete doctorates or undertake post-doctoral research, with fellowships available for between 6 months and 2 years.
The IHR’s 31 Senior Research Fellows have a distinguished record of scholarly achievement in historical research and the promotion of history as a discipline.
Apply for a fellowship
Applications for 2019-20 will open soon.
Please get in touch with our Fellowships Officer Daly Sarcos for details of competition opening dates, or with any other questions.
Prizes and bursaries
The IHR awards prizes and bursaries for research, travel, picture research, and to acknowledge excellence in publishing.
We now invite applications for the following IHR prizes and bursaries:
- Sir John Neale Prize in Early Modern British History
- The Annual Pollard Prize (sponsored by Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd.)
- Scouloudi Historical Awards: Research Awards
- Scouloudi Historical Awards: Publication Awards
- Elaine Paintin Memorial Fund
- The Veale-Straschnov Award for Doctoral Historical Research for Mature Students
Upcoming Junior Research Fellow conferences and workshops
• Wed, 14 Nov – Room 234, South Block, Senate House
Dr Stephen Spencer, ‘Remembering the Third Crusade in Western Europe and the Latin East, c.1187-c.1300’
Hilary Buxton, ‘Disabled Empire: Race, Rehabilitation, and World War I Britain’
• Wed, 28 Nov – Wolfson 2, IHR
Nicholas Matheou, 'From Methodological Nationalism to an Anarchist Heuristic: Hegemony & Counterpower in Anatolia, Upper Mesopotamia and Caucasia'.
Louise Moschetta, ‘After apprenticeship: labour and bureaucracy during indenture in British Guiana, 1830s-1870s’
• Wed, 5 Dec – Wolfson 2, IHR
Sara Caputo, 'The Royal Navy and foreign manpower, 1793-1815'
Dr Catherine Beck, ‘Disordered Minds and Nervous Bodies: Insanity in the Royal Navy 1740-1820’
Hannah Young, 'Gender, family and slave-owenrship in eighteenth and nineteenth-century Britain'
• Wed, 12 Dec – Wolfson 2, IHR
Mark Hay, ‘Anatomy of a Financial Elite: Corporate Succession in Amsterdam Banking Houses, and the Female Moment in Dutch. Financial History, 1810-1820’
Emily Vine, ‘Birth, Death, and Religious Ritual in London Homes, 1600 – 1800’
Meet the Junior Fellows
- Eliana Hadjisavvas (Jewish History Fellow), 'Migrant Movements in the Mediterranean: The Holocaust and the British Empire, 1940-1950'
- Hannah Robb (EHS Fellow), 'Reconfiguring the Role of Credit in the Archdiocese of York in the Fifteenth Century'
- Mohamad El-Merheb (Scouloudi Fellow), 'Islamic Political Thought: Competing Conceptions of the Rule of Law in the Middle Period'
Winners of the 2017 Curriers’ Company London History Essay Prize announced
Emily May Vine has been awarded first prize for her essay “‘Those enemies of Christ, if they are suffered to live among us’: Religious minority homes and private space in early modern London”.
Thomas Almeroth-Williams was awarded proxime accessit for his essay 'The watch dogs of Georgian London: non-human agency, crime prevention and control of urban space'.
Formal presentation will be made at an awards ceremony on 21 May 2018, hosted by the Curriers’ Company and the Lord Mayor.
The 2018 competition will open in May: http://www.history.ac.uk/fellowships/curriers-company-london-history-essay-prize