The Society offers grants of up to £750 each to research students working on the history of France or of its current or former possessions. The Society will normally make around 12 awards annually, depending upon the quality and nature of the applications.
Eligible postgraduates will be registered at a UK or Irish University, and must be undertaking research into an aspect of French history. The research grants are open to both PhD students and Masters students: those registered for taught MAs, provided they are writing a dissertation on French history; students working towards degrees in MA by research in French history; and M.Phil/PhD students working on French history who are at any stage in their research. Students already in receipt of other funding (e.g. AHRC grants) are eligible. Students are eligible to hold a maximum of one of our research grants during a Masters programme, and a further such grant during their PhD programme should they proceed to this level.
Applications should only be made using the standard application form below. The applications should be filled in electronically and sent electronically to the Secretary of the Society at the email address below. It is the applicant's responsibility to approach the referees and to have them send their references - which should be around 300 words in length - directly to the Secretary either as an email or as an electronic attachment. Download: Application Form for a Postgraduate Travel Grant
Applicants for the Society's awards should be members of the Society at the time of application. Research grant applications may be accompanied by applications for membership, full details of which can be found here. It is a condition of award that successful candidates present a report on their research and on the trip funded by the Society. This must be sent to the Secretary in electronic form, and should be between two and three sides of A4.
Candidates will be notified in the late spring of the outcome of their applications, which will be assessed by the Trustees of the Society on the basis of the quality of the research and the proposal.
The deadline for applications is 5pm on Friday 29th March 2013. In exceptional circumstances, retrospective requests for grants may be considered, providing the research trip has taken place only after the start of the current academic year and before the deadline.
All queries, applications, references and reports should all be directed to the Secretary of the Society, Dr Sandy Wilkinson, by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: +353 1 716 8151.
Supervisors: Please draw the attention of any students you are supervising to these awards, which are being offered on an annual basis.
Samples of recent awards:
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