Funding opportunities

English Local History Bursaries

The Centre for English Local History are also able to offer financial aid to students who are studying for a postgraduate degree in English Local History.

Hoskins/Duffield Fund

Maintenance bursaries are available to promising future postgraduates due to the generosity of the Hoskins Duffield Fund in the Centre for English Local History.

Eligibility

Applicants must have a strong first degree in History or a related discipline, and must be applying to study either full-time or part-time on the MA History (Local History) to start in September 2019.

Friends of the Centre for English Local History

The Friends offer bursaries for the MA History (Local History). Students may apply for support to cover a wide range of expenses, including travel and accommodation on field trips, archival visits, conferences, books and fees. Find out more about the Friends of the Centre for English Local History.

The Phil Batman Family History Prize

The Professor Phil Batman Family History Prize (current value approximately £1000) will be awarded for outstanding work on any aspect of the history of the family undertaken during each academic year at the University of Leicester. Such work might include dissertations at BA or MA level, or an MPhil or PhD thesis. The deadline for submission is 1 September each year, and the prize will be awarded by a panel consisting of the academic staff of the Centre for English Local History, in liaison with Professor Phil Batman and other Trustees of the Professor Phil Batman Family History Fund. 

If you are interested in submitting your work, please contact a member of staff in English Local History. Email entries to Dr Richard Jones, Director of the Centre for English Local History, at rlcj1@le.ac.uk

The John Nichols Prize

The Centre also administers an essay competition for the annual John Nichols Prize, an award of £100 for the best work of up to 20,000 words on a local history topic.