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

Maintenance bursaries of between £5,000 and £7,500 are available to promising future postgraduates due to the generosity of the Hoskins Duffield Fund in the Centre for English Local History.

Eligibility Applicants must have a strong first degree in History or a related discipline, and must be applying to study either full-time or part-time on the MA in English Local History and Family History to start in September 2018.

Criteria for Selection Applications for the bursary will be assessed according to the following criteria:

• The quality of the student, including the candidate’s past academic performance, likely future performance, and their relevant skills and experience.

• The coherence and viability of their dissertation proposal, including whether the department can offer appropriate supervision.

• The case made for how MA study might support progression to study at doctoral level and a future application to the ESRC or AHRC funding councils for a doctoral studentship supervised in the Centre.

Application Applicants must submit a two-page CV together with a one-page personal statement. In their statement, applicants should explain how their chosen modules and pathways and proposed dissertation topic will prepare them for doctoral study, as well as indicating a possible area of focus for future doctoral work. If possible, applicants should also identify the significance of their proposed MA dissertation and some of the key research questions that they intend it to address.

References Applicants should ensure that references from 2 academics commenting on the quality of their work so far should be sent to ajh69@le.ac.uk by 3 August 2018.

Submission Applications should be submitted to Dr Andrew Hopper, Admissions Tutor for the Centre for English Local History at ajh69@le.ac.uk Enquiries about the MA programme can be directed to Dr Richard Jones, the MA Course Director, rlcj1@le.ac.uk

Deadline Friday 3 August 2018

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 Dr Richard Jones, Director of the Centre for English Local History, at rlcj1@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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