Research Funding

Allocation of research funding is central to the Society’s work of supporting historians and historical research.

In 2023 the Society awarded £110,085 in funding to historians through open competitions, generously assisted by partner organisations and donors. In 2023-24, the Society is developing and extending its funding programmes for historians, within and outside Higher Education, and at at all career stages.

Funding is available to historians at three career stages. Please follow the links for further information on:

The Society runs three additional funding programmes open to historians at all career stages. Please follow the links for more on our annual:


Current calls for funding, between May and September 2024

The following programmes are now open and accepting applications (in order of deadline):

In addition to these calls, further programmes will be released in the coming months.


Applicants for Royal Historical Society funding must be members of the Society, with exceptions for several Postgraduate grants. To find out how to become a Fellow, Associate Fellow, Member or Postgraduate Member, please see our Join Us page.


Details of current holders of Fellowships and recipients of Research Funding are available here.


All enquiries about Research Funding should be sent to the Society’s Membership and Administration Officer at: membership@royalhistsoc.org.


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