Early Career Historians

We are strongly committed to supporting the work and development of Early Career Historians.

The Royal Historical Society regularly consults with departments and Early Career Historians regarding the working conditions of early career teaching and research staff. The Society has issued a Code of Good Practice that highlights issues, policies, and standards that history departments (or equivalent units) should consider when employing temporary teaching staff. This was originally designed in collaboration with History Lab Plus, the network of postdoctoral historians based at the Institute for Historical Research.

We award c£60,000 per year in Grants towards research expenses and conferences, and award a series of Prizes to recognise excellent scholarship amongst Early Career Researchers (ECRs).

In these pages you will find resources on issues relating to career development for ECRs.