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PG Funding Opportunities for Current Students

Humanities Research Fund

As funding capacity is limited, the HRF cannot support all applications and applicants are expected to apply for departmental and external sources of funding in the first instance wherever possible.

Applications will only be accepted from members of the Faculty of Arts and members of the Centre for Research in Philosophy, Literature and the Arts.

The Humanities Research Fund Committee can award support for the following PG Research (MA by Research and MPhil/PhD) Student activities:

  1. Conference Travel
  2. Publication funding

For full details of deadlines, eligibility and application information, visit the Humanities Research Fund web page: opens in a new window

The Kineton Hundred

Each year, funds permitting, the Kineton and District Local History Group offers a bursary of up to £100 to help meet costs (travel, photocopying, microfilming) incurred by a postgraduate student working in one of the local record offices on the history of Kineton or one of its neighbouring parishes.

If you think you might be eligible please contact Professor Mark Knights.

Royal Historical Society

The Royal Historical Society has a number of grants available for early career historians. For further details of the awards and grants available, please visit their grants page Fellowships & Grants | RHS ( 

Warwick PhD and Early Career Research Fellowships

This scheme is now closed for applications and will reopen in March 2024.

For details of Humanities Research Centre Awards and deadline/application details from previous years, please visit the HRF web page: opens in a new window

Please note that awards and eligibility may change for 2024.

Gad Heuman Travel Bursary for postgraduate students

This award will be advertised again in Spring 2024.

The Gad Heuman Travel Bursary provides support for substantive research and fieldwork in the Caribbean by Warwick postgraduate students. The Bursary is named after Gad Heuman, who was a long-standing Professor of Caribbean History and Director of the Centre for Caribbean Studies at the University and is now an Emeritus Professor. The funding can be used to cover expenses such as travel to and subsistence in the Caribbean, and other costs incurred directly in relation to a research project.

For full details, please see opens in a new window

Please note that awards and eligibility may change for 2023/2024.

Dr. Joan Lane Memorial Bursary - CURRENTLY CLOSED

Available for MA and PhD students

The Warwick History Department is delighted to announce the opening of applications for the Dr. Joan Lane Memorial Bursary. This bursary honours the memory of Dr. Joan Lane, who taught for many years in the Warwick History Department. Dr. Lane joined the Warwick History Department in 1979, having completed her PhD under the supervision of Dorothy Thompson. She was a dedicated teacher and scholar known for her work on the social history of medicine and also local history, although her interests extended considerably wider. At the time of her death in 2001, she was working on a study of English actresses. She left a deep impression on her many students, one of whom has funded this bursary. It is awarded annually and provides £150 to cover the research expenses of any research student working in English social or local history.

The application form may be found here.

Deadline: TBC

Callum MacDonald Memorial Bursary - CURRENTLY CLOSED

Available for MA and PhD students

The Callum MacDonald Memorial Bursary is designed to commemorate the work of Professor Callum MacDonald of Warwick University, who died in January 1997 at the age of forty nine, and to help further historical scholarship. In 1975 Callum MacDonald was appointed as Lecturer in American History at Warwick, where he was to teach and research for the next two decades. Callum was an inspiring and dedicated teacher. His research covered a vast geographical field, from the United States and Latin America to Europe and Asia, and was characterised by a mastery of sources, the careful blending of narrative and analysis, and an openness in dealing with sometimes controversial issues. His contribution to scholarship is a reminder of why we train historians, and why we study the past.

The Callum MacDonald Memorial Bursary is intended to support postgraduate students in their research. It may be used either to fund a specific research project or to cover the costs of presenting a paper at a conference. Students may apply for up to £500 by completing the online application form.

Deadline: TBC