BME Events and Activities Small Grants Scheme

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This joint scheme is designed to support Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) history in the UK. It is administered by the Social History Society in partnership with Economic History Society, History UK, History of Education Society (UK), History Workshop Journal, Royal Historical Society, Society for the Study of Labour History and Women’s History Network. The scheme was launched in 2019 in recognition of the under-representation, structural inequalities and racism afflicting UK Higher Education Institutions, highlighted by the Royal Historical Society’s report on ‘Race, Ethnicity and Equality’.

The joint scheme provides small grants to support activities and events run by BME historians working in the UK OR to support events and activities exploring histories of BME people.

The scheme is open to professional historians (whether working in universities or elsewhere such as museums, libraries and galleries), independent scholars, retired staff and students alike. Applicants should be members of one of the above societies (or be willing to become members) OR if they are employed in permanent post in a university history department, their department be a subscriber to History UK (or be willing to become one).

Grants of up to £1,000 are available to support research, conferences, workshops or symposia as well as other public history activities such as exhibitions, walking tours, performances or podcasts. We reserve the right to offer a partial grant.

Applications are administered by the Social History Society but funding decisions are made by an independent judging panel currently composed of Dr Meleisa Ono-George, Professor Catherine Hall and Dr Jonathan Saha.

Applications & terms of acceptance

See the Social History Society website.