Carnevali Small Research Grants Scheme

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The Economic History Society maintains a fund to encourage small-scale research initiatives or pilot studies in economic and/or social history.  Funds are available to support the direct costs of research that is aimed at a specific publication outcome and/or for pilot projects that will form the foundation for applications to other bodies for more substantial funding. Please note that any award made would not cover:

  • Conference attendance costs
  • Equipment costs
  • Publication costs
  • Subsistence costs (i.e. food and drink)
  • Administration costs
  • Salary buy-out/teaching cover
  • Indirect costs
  • Room hire costs (where the venue is the applicant’s home institution)

Applicants must be employed by a UK higher education institution.  Grants will be up to a maximum of £5,000.

Applicants will be asked to provide:

  • A brief description of the research (1,000 words) including its potential contribution to the discipline of economic and/or social history.
  • The expected outcome of the research in terms of target publication or further grant application.
  • A budget for the proposed research.
  • Details of applications to other funders and funding already secured.
  • A short report one year after the award has been made.

Whatever the sum granted, there must be a specific prominent acknowledgement of the Society’s support in any publicity, meeting materials or publications. All applications should demonstrate that Society funds are sought for a clearly defined, discrete piece of research, which would potentially lead to publication in the leading journals of our discipline. 

It is expected that successful applicants will be, or will become, members of the Economic History Society.  Successful applicants will not be eligible to apply to the scheme again for three years.

Closing dates for applications are on the first day of May and November.  Applicants will usually be informed of the outcome of their application within 6-8 weeks of the deadline date for applications.

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