Grants for Early Career Historians

Bryn Mawr, the First Students, 1886, (c) NPG, London, CC BY-NC-ND 3.0


Each year, the RHS aims to support around 200 UK-based early career researchers (of any nationality) with grant awards.

These range from Early Career Fellowship Grants, offering funds of up to £2000  to support career-building research or activities post-PhD, to smaller grants to assist with conference organisation and conference travel, research expenses, as well as named scholarships to study African history.

The Royal Historical Society is committed to providing small grants for research postgraduates and early career historians.

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 Early Career 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.

All submissions for the Society’s grants should be made via the RHS applications portal.

All enquiries about Grants should be addressed to the RHS Membership and Administration Officer at: