Funding Opportunities

English Local History Bursaries

The Centre for English Local History are also able to offer financial aid to students who are studying for a postgraduate degree in English Local History.

Hoskins/Duffield Fund

The fund has been set up to help postgraduate students with their expenses while taking a postgraduate degree in English Local History and Family History. This has been taken in the past to mean the payment of fees, though it could cover other expenses such as travel to archives and field-course expenses. Applications should be discussed with, and then sent to, the Director of the Centre, Dr Richard Jones.

Friends of the Centre for English Local History

The Friends offer substantial bursaries for the MA in English Local History and Family History. Students may apply for support to cover a wide range of expenses, including travel and accommodation on field trips, archival visits, conferences, books and fees. Find out more about the Friends of the Centre for English Local History.

The Phil Batman Family History Prize

The Professor Phil Batman Family History Prize (current value approximately £1000) will be awarded for outstanding work on any aspect of the history of the family undertaken during each academic year at the University of Leicester. Such work might include dissertations at BA or MA level, or an MPhil or PhD thesis. The deadline for submission is 1 September each year, and the prize will be awarded by a panel consisting of the academic staff of the Centre for English Local History, in liaison with Professor Phil Batman and other Trustees of the Professor Phil Batman Family History Fund. If you are interested in submitting your work, please contact a member of staff in English Local History. Email entries to Professor Keith Snell, Director of the Centre for English Local History, at kdm@le.ac.uk

The John Nichols Prize

The Centre also administers an essay competition for the annual John Nichols Prize, an award of £100 for the best work of up to 20,000 words on a local history topic.

Other Funding Opportunities

Please see this document for details of other funding opportunities.

Applications for these bursaries are considered on condition that a University application has been made.

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