Friends Historical Society
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Reseach Grants 2015

FHS RESEARCH GRANTS, 2015 (Available as a flyer)

The Friends Historical Society aims to further the understanding of our Quaker heritage and make this knowledge more widely available. The FHS Research Grants are offered to help both individual historians and groups, whether academic or non-academic, with their expenses in researching Quaker history, or in attending and delivering a paper at a conference or similar event. Grants may also be used for publication costs. The awards will be up to a maximum of £500 each. Up to four grants may be made in 2015.

The Grants may cover, depending on the nature of the project, the cost of travel to archives, accommodation and subsistence expenses, copying charges, publication costs, and conference fees. The Grants may be used to supplement funding from other sources.

Applications are welcome from all researchers of Quaker history; there is no requirement to be a member of the FHS, or a member or attender of the Society of Friends.

How to apply
Applicants should send the following to: FHS Research Grants 2015,
c/o The Library, Friends House, 173 Euston Road, London NW1 2BJ
Applications and references may also be sent electronically to:

  • Outline of the proposed project or conference paper (two sides of A4 maximum). The outline should include a brief description of why you are seeking the grant, the aims and objectives of the project, and what it offers to the study of Quaker history.
  • A breakdown of costs, and the amount requested from FHS.
  • A brief statement about yourself (or your group) and your (or the group’s) interest in Quaker history (one side of A4).
  • Your contact details.
  • Supporting statements from two referees. These may be sent separately, but must arrive by the deadline.

The deadline for receipt of applications is 31 May 2015. All applicants will be notified of the outcome by the end of July 2015.

A condition of accepting an award is that a summary of the research or publication supported by the award (c. 500 words) be submitted for inclusion in the FHS Newsletter. Successful applicants may alternatively submit an article for inclusion in the Journal of the Friends Historical Society. Ten per cent of the value of the award will be withheld, pending receipt of the submission.

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It is likely that there will be a similar award made in succeeding years.


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