support offered by Past & Present Post-Doctoral Fellowships and more


The Society and the Institute of Historical Research will next year offer up to three two-year postdoctoral JRFs in History tenable at the Institute.

Each Fellowship will be awarded to a graduate who expects to have submitted his/her doctoral thesis in history (broadly defined) by 1 October of the year of the Fellowship. Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate a broad

interest in processes of social, economic, political and cultural change, as manifested in their particular field of study. The Society wishes to promote work of a kind that might be published in the journal and the P&P book series.

Applicants may be of any nationality, and their PhD (or equivalent) may have been awarded in any country.

Applications for the 2017-19 Fellowships will be accepted from 1st November. 2016, with the competition closing on 2nd January 2017Further information, and the online application form, can be found here:

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The Past and Present Society is able to award grants to organisers of conferences and workshops. It supports scholars of any status and is particularly keen to fund events that bring together senior scholars with early career researchers. The grants are intended to subsidise registration fees, and cover accommodation and travel costs. Amounts of up to £5,000 can be applied for. Applicants should note that the Society will not normally meet the full costs of the event and that are expected to approach their own institutions as well. Applicants should provide (in no more than five pages) a case for the intellectual value and contribution of the project, an overview of the organisation of the event, a list of speakers (confirmed, if possible) and sessions, and a detailed budget, together with any information as to further funding sought.

Applications will be considered three times a year; deadlines are 15 February, 15 June, and 15 October.

Please note that the Society will not normally offer funding to annual conferences.


The Past and Present Society also has some limited funds available to promote the discipline of history in a manner in keeping with the Society’s aims. It welcomes applications from individuals,  societies, educational bodies, cultural and heritage organisations that have an interest in the promotion of the understanding of the past. Amounts of up to £5,000 (in exceptional circumstances this may be exceeded) can be requested and interested parties are encouraged to approach the society informally in the first instance. Full cases for support can then be submitted to the following deadlines: 15 February, 15 June and 15 October.