IHR Research Training Courses: Fees, Discounts and Bursaries

IHR research training courses are provided as a service to historians in general, and we attempt to keep fees as low as possible to encourage researchers of all sorts to participate. We therefore generally do not offer discounted or concessionary rates to applicants of particular types, apart from those affiliated to various institutions associated with the University of London which are listed below.

Fees Policy for IHR, SAS and LAHP

Applicants affiliated to the IHR, to the School of Advanced Study, to the London Arts & Humanities Partnership and to QMUL may be able to take advantage of discounts on IHR research training courses, as detailed below. Enquiries regarding applications for places at the discounted rate should be directed to the IHR Events and Operations Office.

IHR and SAS Staff

All IHR and SAS staff (including fellows) are entitled to a free place on any IHR training course, but fee-paying applicants must take priority. IHR staff members applying for free places will be put on a waiting list and invited to attend in the event of there being vacancies once all fee-paying applicants have been taken into account.

IHR Students

IHR students will be eligible for free places on courses that are considered to be of particular relevance to their research, and supervisors are asked to confirm this by email to Simon Trafford at the point of application. IHR students are very welcome also to take training courses of less direct relevance to their current work, but they will be expected to pay for those.

SAS Students

SAS students from outside the IHR will be eligible for a discount of 50%. Members of staff from SAS and the central University of London will also receive a 50% discount. Staff and students from the London colleges pay full fee, apart from students registered at QMUL History department, who receive a discount of 20% so long as courses are booked through QMUL.

LAHP Students

LAHP students from outside SAS will be eligible for a discount of 20%


The Economic History Society kindly offers bursaries to students with research topics in economic history wishing to attend the Methods & Sources for Historical Research course. The bursary will cover the cost of a place on the course and may include a contribution towards travel, if needed. Numbers are limited and awards will be made at the discretion of the society. Further information on applying can be obtained by contacting Simon Trafford.