Martin Lynn Scholarship

The RHS makes an annual Martin Lynn Scholarship award to assist a postgraduate researcher of African history. The Scholarship is worth £1,500.

Thanks to the generosity of the family of the late Martin Lynn, the RHS has established an annual award in his memory. Martin Lynn was Professor of African History in the Queen’s University, Belfast, the first scholar to hold a chair in African history in Ireland. His scholarly career was devoted to the history of West Africa and he published most extensively and importantly on the 19th and 20th century history of Nigeria. His scholarly achievements were matched by the reputation he enjoyed as an exciting and concerned teacher and a delightful, generous colleague and friend. This award reflects Professor Lynn’s interests.

How to Apply

From the 7 January 2020, the RHS is switching to a new online system for applications. If you have an incomplete application that you started before the 6 January 2020, you will be able to access your existing information, and submit your application using the old system until 14th January 2020 using this link.  From 6 January 2020, all new applications for Research Support Grants (including Conference Travel, Research Expenses, Conference Organisation and the Martin Lynn Scholarship) should be made using the new RHS application system, which can be accessed here.

For more information please refer to the Guidelines.

Closing date for applications and supporting references: 8 June 2020

All enquiries should be addressed to the Administrative Secretary, Imogen Evans, at: