Society awards six RHS Workshop Grants, 2024

20 March 2024

The Society is very pleased to announce the six projects receiving funding as part of its 2024 Workshop Grants programme. Grants support historians to come together to undertake group activities. Projects are broadly defined and may focus not only on academic research but also a wider range of activities. Grants offer £1000 for hosting a day event.

This year’s recipients and their projects are:

  • Arunima Datta (University of North Texas) for ‘(Re)Visioning London through “Black” Dialogues’
  • Helen Glew (University of Westminster) for ‘Pat Thane: Reflections on History, Policy and Action’
  • Elizabeth Goodwin (York St John University) for a ‘Network Building Symposium for Historians in Post 92 Institutions’
  • Claire Kennan (King’s College, London) for ‘A Workshop in Ruins’
  • Aparajita Mukhopadhyay (Kent) for ‘Mobilising Imperial History: Crime, Policing and Control in the British Empire’
  • Jamie Wood and Graham Barrett (University of Lincoln) for ‘Present and Precedent in the Church Councils of Late Antique Iberia’

Projects will be held within the next 12 months with public sessions advertised by the Society. Each recipient will also write on their activity for the RHS blog, Historical Transactions. For further details of the RHS Workshops Grant programme, please see here.

Research funding from the Royal Historical Society

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

In 2023 the Society awarded over £110,000 in funding to historians through open competitions, generously assisted by partner organisations and donors. In 2024, the Society is developing and extending its funding programmes for historians, within and outside Higher Education, and at at all career stages.

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

  • Postgraduate Research Support Grants – for History students (who are Postgraduate Members of the Royal Historical Society), currently studying for a Masters degree or PhD. Awards of either £500 or £1000 to support specified research activities. Next closing date for applications: Friday 7 June 2024.
  • Early Career Research Support Grants – for early career historians (historians who are within 5 years of having submitted their PhD in a historical subject). Applicants must also be members of the Royal Historical Society. Awards of either £500 or £1000 to support specified research activities. Next closing date for applications: Friday 7 June 2024.
  • Martyn Lynn Scholarships in African History – to assist a postgraduate researcher of African history. The Scholarship is worth £1,500 and is open to Postgraduate Members of the Royal Historical Society. Next closing date for applications: Friday 6 September 2024.
  • PhD Fellowships – for fourth-year doctoral students, providing funding of £8,295 over 6 months. Four awards (2 Centenary Fellowships and two Marshall Fellowships) are available for 2024-25. The call for this award opens on Monday 8 April 2024.