Marshall & Centenary Fellowships

The Society gives priority to supporting early career historians, and for this reason we provide funding for Fellowships tenable at the Institute of Historical Research in London. We fund two Fellowships – the Marshall Fellowship and the Centenary Fellowship. Both are open to candidates without regard to nationality or academic affiliation.


P J Marshall Fellowship

This award offers a one-year Fellowship worth a total of £15,726. The Marshall Fellowships are supported by the generosity of Professor Peter Marshall, formerly Rhodes Professor of Imperial History at King’s College London and President of the Royal Historical Society from 1996 to 2000.

The Marshall Fellowship for 2018/19 has been awarded to: 

 Joshua Doble for research on Decolonisation, intimacy and belonging amongst Kenya and Zambia’s white settlers 1960 – 2010


Centenary Fellowship

Funded by the Society, this one-year Fellowship worth £15,726 is advertised annually.

The Centenary Fellowship for 2018/19  has been awarded to:

Grace Redhead for research on Histories of sickle cell anaemia in post-war Britain, 1946-1995


 How to Apply

  • Fellowships are open to candidates without regard to nationality or academic affiliation.
  • The Fellowships are awarded to doctoral students who are completing a thesis in history (broadly defined) who have undertaken at least three years’ research on their chosen topic (and not more than four years full-time or six years part-time) at the beginning of the session for which the awards are made.
  • These awards cannot be held in conjunction with any other substantial maintenance grant.

For full information on how to apply for the Marshall or Centenary Research Fellowships and to obtain further guidelines, please go to the IHR Doctoral Fellowships pages.