The Economic History Society maintains a fund to encourage otherwise unfunded workshops, special meetings and other interesting initiatives in economic and social history.
The Society is particularly interested in:
The Society will not make grants from the fund for more than £2,000 or £1,000 for a one-day workshop.
The Society will not normally award repeat funding if it is the sole funder. In addition, all-expenses paid events (except those organised by PhD students) will receive low priority.
Please note that any award made would not cover:
Any surplus amount made by the event will be deducted from the grant made by the Society. Whatever the sum granted, there must be a specific prominent acknowledgement of the Society’s support in any publicity, meeting materials or publications. Any events held with support from the fund should be advertised on the Society’s website and, as far as is practicable, be open equally to all interested economic and social historians. Successful applicants are encouraged to propose papers or sessions at the Society’s annual conference.
Applicants must be members of the Economic History Society. Join here.
Questions concerning the objectives and criteria of the fund should be directed to the Honorary Secretary via the Administrator.
Closing dates for applications are on the first day of May and November. Applicants will usually be informed of the outcome of their application within 6-8 weeks of the deadline date for applications.
Examples of successful applications to the Initiatives and Conference Fund, as well as reports on the events, include: