Research Support for Early Career Researchers

Design for Desk, 1841, British, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, public domain


In addition to Grants, the RHS provides a range of resources and activities for postgraduate researchers and early career historians. These include the Teaching Portal, an online collection of articles relating to studying for a PhD in History, beginning teaching, and career development beyond higher education.

The Society also invites Early Career Members to apply for election to the RHS.

In 2021 we began a programme of ECR Training Workshops which will run through the year. Focusing on categories such as ‘Researching’, ‘Communicating’, ‘Teaching’, ‘Publishing’ and ‘Developing’ one’s career, the workshops address specific topics and bring together established and early career historians. Workshops are informal, practical and intended to provide guidance and support on common areas of research life.

Our most recent Workshop (July 2021) was ‘Getting Published: a guide to first articles and journal publishing’ which is available to watch here:

Workshops will be held in March, July and October of each year. Forthcoming sessions will be announced via Events, @RoyalHistSoc, and via the regular RHS News Circular which is sent to all Fellows and Members.