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Prizes and Bursaries for History at Institute of Historical Research

The Institute of Historical Research is one of ten member Institutes of the School of Advanced Study, part of the University of London.


The Institute awards the following prizes and bursaries.

The Parliamentary History Prize
The Parliamentary History Prize, which is worth £400 (together with a prize of £100 for a proxime accessit essay), is offered for the best essay submitted on any aspect of the parliamentary history of Britain, England and Wales, Ireland, Scotland or British colonial assemblies. Candidates must normally not at the date of submission be over the age of 35 (exception may be made for candidates with unusual academic CVs), and must submit a brief CV with their entry. The essay must be a genuine work of original research, not hitherto published or accepted for publication . The text and notes should not exceed 10,000 words. Candidates must consult the style sheet of Parliamentary History, available from the Editor. Essays must reach the Editor of Parliamentary History by 1st June. The winning essays, and others judged meritorious will be published in Parliamentary History.

The Annual Pollard Prize (sponsored by Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd.)
The Pollard Prize is awarded annually for the best paper presented at an Institute of Historical Research seminar by a postgraduate student or by a researcher within one year of completing the PhD.

Scouloudi Historical Awards
The purpose for these awards are
1. as a subsidy towards the cost of publishing a scholarly book or article, or an issue of a learned journal in the field of history.
2. To pay for research, and other expenses, to be incurred in the completion of advanced historical work, which the applicant intends subsequently to publish. This does not included expenses incurred in the preparation of a thesis for a higher degree.

Richard III Society Bursary
The Richard III Society Bursary (valued at c. £250) is open to any person registered for a higher degree. Applicants should be intending to write a dissertation or thesis on (i) some aspect of late fifteenth century English history, literature, architecture or art history, (ii) any late medieval English or European subject relevant to the Yorkist period in English history, although applications for the first category will be considered first.

The Julian Corbett Prize in Modern Naval History
A prize to the value of £1,000 is available annually for work not previously published and based on original (Ms. or printed) materials for Modern Naval History. The work shall be written in English and may take the form of either (i) a dissertation, (ii) an edition of an original document or series of documents, or (iii) a critical report on material at home or abroad. It is recommended that the length should not exceed 15,000 words.

The Sir John Neale Prize in Tudor History
The Neale Prize is awarded annually to a historian in the early stages of his or her career. Entries should take the form of essays of no more than 8,000 words including footnotes, on a theme related to Tudor history. It is intended that the terms of the prize include almost any subject appropriate to the study of the 16th Century in England . (Eligibility will ultimately be decided by the judges). The prize will consist of £1000 with an additional payment of £500 in support of the development of the prize- winner's scholarly career, normally in the form of research and/or travel expenses and conference attendance.


The David Bates, Alwyn Ruddock, and IHR Friends' Bursaries
Applications are invited from doctoral students registered at universities in the United Kingdom for ten bursaries (normally not to exceed £500) to undertake research trips to London archives during the academic year 2011/12. The bursaries are intended for students who are not registered at London-based institutions and who do not live within Greater London.

Conrad and Elizabeth Russell Postgraduate Emergency Hardship Fund
The Conrad and Elizabeth Russell Postgraduate Emergency Hardship Fund exists to support PhD candidates (in History) who meet with sudden and unexpected hardship.
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