Early Career Research Funding


The Society provides the following two funding programmes for early career historians who are within 5 years of the completion of their History PhD*, and who are members of the Royal Historical Society. Each programme runs annually. Follow the links for further details, including timetables for applications.

Early career historians are also eligible to apply for the Society’s annual Workshop Grants and Jinty Nelson Teaching Grants.

If you wish to join the Society before making an application, please consult the appropriate membership categories via the Join Us page.

1. Early Career Fellowship Grants

The Society’s Early Career Fellowship Grants support career-building research or activities in the post-PhD period, providing support to enable researchers to produce a discrete outcome. Open to members of the Royal Historical Society within 3 years of completion of their PhD*

2. Early Career Research Support Grants

Provides funding to enable early career historians to undertake research. Activities supported by Early Career Research Support Grants include: visiting an archive or historic site, or conducting interviews. Open to members of the Royal Historical Society within 5 years of completion of their PhD*.

*The eligibility period between submission of a PhD and application does not include periods of parental/caring leave, or periods of sickness. Where an applicant has been impacted by circumstances such as these, or similar, they are encouraged to apply and include relevant details at the end of the form.

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

HEADER IMAGE: L. Steger, Successor to Café J. Scheidl, by Gustav Kalhammer, 1912, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, public domain.