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Women’s History Network Early Career Fellowship 2021/22


The Women’s History Network is offering three WHN fellowships to support Early Career Researchers. Each fellowship is designed to provide financial support to those who have completed their doctorate but are yet to secure their first academic post. The fellowship includes:

  • A bursary of £1500 (paid in two instalments of £750) which can be used in any way that enables the Fellow to sustain their role as a writer and researcher. This might, for example, include paying copyright fees for images for a publication; visits to archives; childcare; living expenses; conference attendance; subscriptions to online archives, or for technical equipment or support.
  • A stipend of up to £250 to attend and present at the WHN Annual conference in September 2022
  • The deadline for applications is 1 August and the result will be communicated to the successful applicants by 1 September. Fellowships will last from 1 October 2021 – 30 September 2022.

Enquiries about the Fellowships may be sent to Dr Anna Muggeridge, Prize Rep for the WHN, and submissions made electronically to . Members of the selection committee will be drawn from the Women’s History Network’s Steering Committee.


  • The fellowships are open to anyone within ten years of completing their PhD (this does not include career breaks).
  • They are only open to those who are not in full time academic employment.
  • Those awarded Fellowships will be expected to write a WHN blog post by February 2022 and present a paper at the 2022 WHN Annual Conference (the costs of attending the conference will be covered as part of the Fellowship).
  • Those awarded Fellowships will be expected to contribute to 5 WHN events throughout the year, by mutual agreement. WHN events could include: chairing a WHN Online Seminar, chairing a panel at the WHN Annual Conference, or hosting a writing retreat.
  • Any publications or outputs that result from the Fellowship should include an acknowledgement of funding received from the Women’s History Network.
  • If candidates are not based in the UK, they will need to be very explicit in explaining how their research and their proposed activities will directly benefit the work undertaken by the Women’s History Network which is based in the UK.
  • Applicants must be members of the Women’s History Network at the time of application. Student/unwaged membership is available from £15. Members of the current Women’s History Network Steering Committee are ineligible to apply.
  • To join the Women’s History Network UK please go to

Please click here to download the application formECR Fellowship form. Please send the form and a one page CV to  We will acknowledge receipt of your application; if you have not heard from us within seven working days of sending the application, please resend it.

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