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Supporting Research Costs during the Covid Crisis

The Women’s History Network is aware that with archives and many libraries shut, many historians of women are struggling to undertake research during the ongoing pandemic. We are therefore aiming to distribute £1500 to those WHN members who are not in a substantive academic post or who are not undertaking a funded research degree to facilitate their research into women’s history. Individuals may apply for amounts of up to £150, for clearly defined costs and expenses.

We particularly encourage applications from WHN members studying at non-Russell Group and post-92 institutions, and WHN members working outside of academia.

Funds may be provided to cover any of the following costs:

  • to pay for photocopying or digital copies of primary source materials from archives or libraries both within and outside of the UK (please give clearly defined costs in the form below);
  • purchase of subscriptions to digitised collections such as online newspaper collections;
  • purchase of second-hand books, published prior to 2000, needed to undertake research.

To apply, please complete the WHN supporting research costs (1) and send to  by 31 March 2021. We will acknowledge receipt of your application.