Grants and Bursaries
The Society for the Study of French History offers a range of grants and bursaries for postgraduate students in the UK, undertaking research in any aspect of French history:
Research Grants are each worth £1000, to enable to enable postgraduate students registered at a UK or Irish university working on subjects related directly to French history to undertake research trips abroad.
Conference Bursaries are worth up to £300 each, to help fund travel to any conference, except the Society’s own (for which a discount is already offered to postgraduates).
The Society for the Study of French History is also willing to entertain requests for funding assistance for whole conferences, one-off lectures, and seminars organised by postgraduates or academics in British or Irish universities, on a subject concerning wholly or partly the history of France.
The Society welcomes proposals for the sponsorship of postgraduate panels, on any theme in French history, at overseas conferences (whether annual or one-off events). In support of such a panel, the Society is willing to contribute up to £2000 to cover the travel expenses of the participants.
The Society offers an annual bursary of £3000 to a fourth year PhD student, to facilitate the completion of a PhD thesis in French history.
The Society is willing to consider providing up to £2000 per year to support visits by foreign scholars of French history to UK or Irish institutions, on the condition that the proposed host university is committed to underwrite essential costs. Enquiries about this scheme should be addressed to the Secretary of the Society.
This fund is awarded jointly and aims to support outreach activities that promote the learning of French and the histories and cultures of the French-speaking world. Enquiries about this scheme should be addressed to the Secretary of the Society.
For further details on these awards, how to apply, and the conditions attached, click on the relevant term above. To see examples of Grants and Bursaries recently awarded by the Society, see the Past Awards page.
Please note: retrospective requests for funding will not be considered.
Research Grant Competition: Friday 22 March 2024
Conference & Speaker Grants: Friday 22 March 2024, Friday 20 September 2024
Conference Bursaries: Friday 22 March 2024, Friday 20 September 2024
Postgraduate Panels: Friday 22 March 2024
Ralph Gibson Bursary (Board of Assessors): Friday 26 April 2024
Undergraduate Dissertation Prize (Board of Assessors): NB: in respect of national industrial action, the SSFH committee have rolled the 2023 deadline into 2024. Nominations for dissertations in the 2023 and 2024 cohort will be accepted until 31 July 2024, and the cohorts will be considered for separate awards.
Visiting Scholars: Friday 22 March 2024
SSFH Book Prize: Friday 22 March 2024
ASMCF/SSFH Schools Liaison and Outreach Fund: Please see fund page above