The Social History Society is aware that the COVID-19 emergency continues to negatively affect historians.
One of the ways we have supported our members during the crisis is by making temporary changes to our Grants schemes. For example, we postponed the October 2020 Events and Activities round to introduce an Emergency Grants Fund to provide short-term hardship support for early career historians.
We have also changed the terms of the next Events and Activities round. As events have largely moved online, our Committee agreed to expand the remit of this scheme to include directly incurred research costs. This means that the grants can be used to contribute towards the costs of consumables, travel and subsistence, equipment purchase, childcare, research assistance and similar immediate costs of conducting research. The grant cannot be used to cover directly allocated costs, such as estates, researchers’ time, facilities, or the use of existing equipment.
It offers a maximum of £750 for activities taking place between April and November 2021.
The scheme is open to all UK-based historians. This includes those in full-time or part time employment; postgraduate researchers (full-time or part-time) registered at a UK university; early career scholars, independent scholars and those working outside higher education institutions