Initiatives and Conference Fund
The Economic History Society maintains a fund to encourage otherwise unfunded workshops, special meetings and other interesting initiatives in economic and social history. Activities which might encourage wider participation in the Society, innovative research proposals (especially by those who are not full time university academics), or work that would lead to publication in the leading journals of our discipline will be particularly eligible for support. The Society is especially keen to encourage one-day workshops which might provide sessions at the annual conference, or generate articles for the Review.
The Society will not make grants from the fund for more than £2,000 (£1,000 for a one-day workshop) and will not normally award repeat funding in cases where the Society is the sole funder of the initiative, conference, etc. Any surplus amount made by the event will be deducted from the grant made by the Society. Whatever the sum granted, there must be a specific prominent acknowledgement of the Society’s support in any publicity, meeting materials or publications. Any events held with support from the fund should be advertised on the Society’s website and, as far as is practicable, be open equally to all interested economic and social historians. Successful applicants will be encouraged to propose papers or sessions at the Society’s annual conference.
It is expected that successful applicants will be, or will become, members of the Economic History Society.
Questions concerning the objectives and criteria of the fund should be directed to the Honorary Secretary via the administrative secretary.
Closing dates for applications are on the first day of each of the following months: February, May, August and November. Applicants will usually be informed of the outcome of their application within 6-8 weeks.
Applications should please be made online
Examples of successful applications to the Initiatives and Conference Fund, as well as reports on the events, can be found here