The Royal Historical Society is committed to providing small grants for research postgraduates and early career historians. We award a number of these small grants annually as well as two generous bursaries, the Marshall and Centenary Fellowships, to enable doctoral candidates of high scholarly distinction to complete their doctorates. Our research grants are open to history research postgraduates whether they are members of the Society or not, but applicants are welcome to apply for postgraduate membership and its many benefits. Grant applications are assessed and awarded by the Society’s Research Support Committee comprised of professional historians on the Society’s Council.
Research expensesThese grants offer funding for research expenses including archival and field trips both within and outside the UK.
Conference travelGrants for travel to a conference or workshop to present a paper within or outside the UK.
Martin Lynn ScholarshipThe Martin Lynn Scholarship offers a substantial annual grant for postgraduate research on a topic in African history.
Marshall & Centenary FellowshipsThe Marshall and Centenary Fellowships are to assist PhD students to complete their doctorates.