Postgraduate Research Support Grants


Postgraduate Research Support Grants provide funds to historians to undertake historical research. Activities supported include: visiting an archive or historic site, or conducting interviews.

Postgraduate Research Support Grants are reserved for History students (who are Postgraduate Members of the Royal Historical Society), currently studying for an Masters degree or PhD.

In 2023, grants of either £500 or £1000 (based on the research activity to be undertaken) will be awarded by the Society. Closing dates for applications in 2023 are as follows:

  • Friday 2 June 2023 — applications are now being accepted for this round
  • Friday 10 November 2023

Applications for Postgraduate Research Support Grants are invited via the Society’s applications portal.

Further notes on eligibility:

  • Funding is reserved for research projects that are both clearly and predominantly historical in orientation, with a specific chronological remit.
  • The RHS will largely favour research visits that take place in the second, third or fourth year (or part-time equivalent) of full-time postgraduate degrees.
  • Applicants who have previously been awarded a ‘Postgraduate Research Support Grant’ will not be eligible for further funding under this scheme.
  • Applications for funding for research taking place within 4 weeks of the application deadline will not be considered.
  • Applications for retroactive research visits/activities will not be considered.

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