Apply for Joint BME Small Grants

We administer a dedicated grant scheme to support Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) history. The scheme is run in partnership with other journals and scholarly societies. In the past three years, the scheme has grown to include the Economic History Society, History UK, History of Education Society (UK), History Workshop Journal, Royal Historical Society, Society for the Study of Labour History and Women’s History Network.

Since its launch, the Joint BME Small Grants scheme has supported a broad range of activities, including film screenings, a podcast, theatrical performances and an undergraduate conference. We are proud that the scheme’s beneficiaries have been a mixture of historians working inside and outside the university sector, including community groups alongside those with PhDs. The scheme can also cover directly incurred research costs.

The 2022 funding round is now open, with grants of up to £1,000 available for eligible projects. The deadline for applications is 1 December 2022.

Read more and apply here:

The Social History Society continues to encourage other scholarly societies to join the scheme. Please contact our Honorary Secretary, Professor Georgina Brewis (, if you would like to find out more.