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 2017-18 will open soon.

Please get in touch with our Fellowships Officer Vanessa Rockel for details of competition opening dates, or with any other questions.

Upcoming Junior Research Fellow conferences and workshops

New Perspectives on Humanitarianism and Human Rights
15 June 2018, IHR
Workshop organised by Dr Catherine Arnold and Dr Allison Powers Useche (both Past & Present Fellows, IHR)

Colophons and Scribal Cultures across the Early Modern World
July 2018, IHR
Workshop organised by Christopher D. Bahl (Thornley Fellow, IHR) and Dr Stefan Hanss (University of Cambridge)

Intersections: Inaugural Environmental History Workshop
3 September 2018, IHR
Workshop organised by Jennifer Keating (Past & Present Fellow, IHR) Elly Robson (RHS Centenary Fellow, IHR), John Morgan (University of Manchester); Leona Skelton (Northumbria University); James Bowen (University of Liverpool); and Robert Gray (University of Winchester)
Call for papers open now

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