History postgraduate prizes

 

Bryan Marsden Prize

Deadline 2017-18: TBC (usually November)

A sum of £300 will be awarded for the most meritorious proposal submitted by a final-year undergraduate (single or dual honours) or postgraduate student (MA and PhD) to cover necessary expenses for archival research relating to any topic in American history.

This award is open to postgraduate and undergraduate students.

How to apply

Proposals, no more than 1000 words, should give a sense of the project, its approach and ambitions, and why the research is necessary. Proposals must also give estimated costs (not included in the 1000 word limit). The deadline for proposals has now passed.

Please email proposals and costings as an MS Word file attachment to Simon Middleton at s.middleton@shef.ac.uk. The successful candidate will be informed by email.

 

Sir Ian Kershaw Prize

Deadline 2017-18: 5pm, Friday 1 December 2017

A single award of up to £600 is available to meet the costs of visiting archives and collections in continental Europe. According to the terms of the fund, applicants must be undertaking research for a PhD on 20th century European history (excluding the history of Britain and Ireland). Applications are welcomed for the support of travel and maintenance costs associated with archival work in languages other than English.

The holder of the Kershaw award will be required to produce a short report on how the award has been used to support his/her doctoral research.

All travel under this year's competition must be completed by 1 October 2018.

The terms of the fund are very specific - so please get in touch with Adrian Bingham if you would like clarification about whether your field of research meets the set criteria (in particular, over the definition of 'Europe' in this context).

This award is open to postgraduate research students only.

How to apply

To apply, please send a letter (not more than two sides of A4) including:

  1. a brief description of your thesis topic
  2. an outline of the research trip(s) that would be funded through the award, with costings for travel, accommodation, subsistence and any other related expenses.

The letter can be provided in hard copy, or e-mailed to Beky Hasnip at r.hasnip@sheffield.ac.uk. You should also ask your supervisor to provide a separate supporting statement.

Applications must be received by the above deadline. The successful candidate will be informed by email.

 

William Carr Prize

Deadline 2017-18: 5pm, Friday 1 December 2017

An award of up to £300 is available to support research on some aspect of the history of German-speaking countries.

The holder of the William Carr studentship will be required to produce a short report on how the award has been used to support his/her research.

All monies awarded under this year's competition must be spent by 1 December 2018.

William ('Bill') Carr taught in this department for many years. You can read more about his career in his obituary in the journal German History, and his entry in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography - both of which were written by Ian Kershaw.

This award is open to all postgraduate students.

How to apply

To apply, please send a letter (not more than two sides of A4) including:

  1. a description of the research that would be funded through the studentship
  2. an outline of the expenses related to this programme of research, including costings for travel, accommodation, subsistence and any other related expenses.

The letter can be provided in hard copy, or e-mailed to Beky Hasnip at r.hasnip@sheffield.ac.uk. You should also ask your supervisor to provide a separate supporting statement.

Applications must be received by the above deadline. The successful candidate(s) will be informed by email.