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Early Career Research Fellowships

The IHR's Early Career Research Fellowships provide funding to enable early career historians to complete a doctorate or to undertake post-doctoral research.

The fellowships are available for periods of between 6 and 24 months and are provided in association with several leading learned societies and education foundations.

IHR Early Career Research Fellowships

The Institute offers four categories of  Early Career Research Fellowships: 

  • Past & Present Fellowships: for post-doctoral researchers 
  • Economic History Society Fellowships: for post-doctoral researchers in the field of economic and social history
  • Pearsall Fellowship in Naval History: for post-doctoral researchers in maritime history
  • IHR Doctoral Fellowships: for doctoral students completed a PhD, and funded by the Royal Historical Society, the Scouloudi Foundation, and the Thornley Trust

These enable early career historians either to complete doctoral research or to the embark on post-doctoral research, leading to a monograph and other publications. Fellowships are available for between 6 and 24 months.

Our fellowships are open to applicants studying a wide a range of topics and chronologies, though selected awards are restricted to a named subject area. 

Further details of these awards, the eligibility criteria and timetables for annual applications are available on our Junior Fellowships page.

IHR Early Career Fellows for 2021-2022

The Institute hosts 22 historians undertaking PhD and post-doctoral research. Fellowships are held in partnership with a range of learned societies and trusts.