Scholarly Activity Awards | Funding

Three Scholarly Activity Awards of up to £1000 will be granted per year towards the costs of the following activities:

Visiting archives and specialist libraries. Costs may include travel, accommodation, photocopies, scanning and library membership. Obtaining copies of documents from archives and libraries, electronically or by post. Starting or furthering collaboration with other scholars, aimed at publications and/or joint projects.

The current application deadline is 31 March 2020. Applicants should complete the form available here and email their application to by the deadline.

Membership of the BSHP is a requirement for applying. Information on how to join us is available on this page. Precedence will be given to students, unwaged members, and those working in institutions with very limited research budgets. Please note that support for regular conference travel is not available through the Scholarly Awards scheme. Support for travel cannot include meals.

Applicants should clarify whether/which other sources of funding are at their disposal for such expenses, and whether they have already applied for them. They are also required to give details of the expected outcomes of the activity for which they are seeking funding. Successful applicants should note that receipts will be requested as evidence of expenses, and that the BSHP should be acknowledged in publications (including web pages, blogs, etc.) resulting from the research supported by the grant.

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