Fellowships for Early Career Historians

Twenty-five bust portraits of famous scholars, 16th century, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, public domain


The Society funds a series of Fellowships for historians at doctoral and postdoctoral level.


Centenary & Marshall Fellowships

Our annual Centenary Fellowship and Marshall Fellowship provide support for historians who are completing a PhD. Recipients hold the fellowships at the Institute of Historical Research (IHR), University of London.

The four Centenary and Marshall Fellowships are awarded for 6 months and include training and preparation for work after completion of the doctorate.

The call for Marshall and Centenary Fellows, for the academic year 2023-24, will open via the Institute of Historical Research in Spring 2023.


Early Career Fellowship Grants

In December 2020, the Society introduced its Early Career Fellowship Grants to assist researchers in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Fellowship Grants of up to £2000 (maximum) support career-building research or activities in the post-PhD period, and are intended to facilitate a discrete project lasting no more than 6 months, such as a monograph proposal or first article. Applications are invited at any time, with forthcoming deadlines of 1 April 2022, 1 September 2022 and 1 February 2023.