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.

Prizes and bursaries

The IHR awards prizes and bursaries for research, travel, picture research, and to acknowledge excellence in publishing.

We invite applications for the following IHR prizes and bursaries:

Two new Senior Research Fellows appointed

The IHR is delighted to welcome two new Senior Research Fellows, Geoffrey Alderman and David Roffe. Professor Alderman is an academic and journalist specialising in modern British history with special reference to the impact of religious and ethnic groups on British political life and society.

David Roffe is a historian who has worked widely in archaeological units and more recently as a research fellow in the University of Sheffield. His research interests include the Danelaw, landscape history, church history, and insanity in the Middle Ages.

Meet the Junior Fellows

  • Christopher Bahl (SOAS), 'Travelling texts - Arabicised communities and histories of circulation across the early modern Western Indian Ocean'
  • Radha Kapuria (KCL), 'Music in Colonial Punjab, c.1849-1947: A Social History'
  • Teresa Witcombe (Exeter), 'Between Paris and Al-Andalus: Bishop Maurice of Burgos and his world, 1208-1238'

Featured Fellows

Senior Research Fellow, Dr Linda Risso, is an expert on the history European defence and security in the 20th century.

Her research focuses on the historical development of the European Union and of NATO