RHS Centenary Fellowship

University College London: the main buildings seen from Gower Street. Engraving. Wellcome Collection, public domain


The Society gives priority to supporting early career historians, and for this reason we provide funding for two annual Fellowships tenable at the Institute of Historical Research (IHR), University of London. We fund two Fellowships: the RHS Centenary Fellowship and the Marshall Fellowship

Both Fellowships are for final-year PhD students to complete their dissertations. Both are open to candidates without regard to nationality or academic affiliation. Awards are made (by the Institute of Historical Research) for either 12 months or 6 months each year.

From 23 March 2022: applications for both Fellowships are now open and run to 19 May 2022.

RHS Centenary Fellowship

Funded by the Society, this one-year Fellowship worth £15,726 (or £7,863 for a 6 month award) is advertised annually. The Centenary Fellowship supports final year PhD students to complete a doctorate and to develop their career.

 How to Apply

  • Centenary Fellowships are open to candidates without regard to nationality or academic affiliation.
  • The Fellowships are awarded to doctoral students who are completing a thesis in history (broadly defined) who have undertaken at least three years’ research on their chosen topic (and not more than four years full-time or six years part-time) at the beginning of the session for which the awards are made.
  • These awards cannot be held in conjunction with any other substantial maintenance grant.

For full information on how to apply for the Marshall or Centenary Research Fellowships and to obtain further guidelines, please go to the IHR Doctoral Fellowships pages.