Conference Organisation

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These grants are made to early career historians to help finance small, specialised historical conferences or workshops where there is substantial involvement of early career (postgraduate and immediate postdoctoral) researchers. The grants are intended to subsidise conference registration fees, which may include accommodation costs, as well as travel costs for these junior researchers.

How to Apply

  • Applications are considered by the Research Support Committee. Applications will not be considered for conferences to be held within the four weeks immediately following the next closing date (see below). You are advised to consult the schedule of deadlines and to submit your application before the deadline that is at least one month earlier than the start of your conference.

All applications for Research Support Grants (including Conference Travel, Research Expenses and Conference Organisation) should be made using the RHS application system, which can be accessed here.

For more information refer to the Guidelines.

Closing dates

Closing dates for applications and supporting references in 2021 and early 2022 are:

  • 18 October 2021
  • 24 January 2022
  • 28 March 2022
  • 6 June 2022
  • 17 October 2022

All enquiries about research support applications should be addressed to the RHS Membership and Administration Officer at: membership@royalhistsoc.org.