Women’s History Network Image Licence Grant

The Women’s History Network is pleased to announce a new grant to cover the cost of illustrative material in academic publications. Small grants are available to cover the costs of reproducing images in monographs or journal articles, for research which is focused on women’s history or gender history which is substantially focused on women. We invite applications from researchers working on any period or place, but particularly welcome applications from those working on topics outside the modern period and/or Western world.

Applicants must be a current member of the WHN and based in the UK. We welcome applications from scholars at all career stages, including those currently without an institutional affiliation, as well as those working outside the academy in, for example, the heritage sector. However, in making decisions, we will prioritise those in precarious employment. Permanently employed scholars must have exhausted institutional funds (if these exist within their institution), before approaching the WHN.

We anticipate providing up to four individual grants. We would be happy to support the licencing of more than one image within a project, however applicants should note that it is unlikely that any individual award would exceed £500 and bear this in mind when making their application.

Successful applicants will receive the grant on receipt of confirmation of acceptance and of an invoice by the licencing authority. They will also be asked to write a blog post for the WHN about their research. The WHN should be acknowledged in the final published article/book and we reserve the right to ask to view an in-progress draft.

To apply, please fill out this form and send it to by 5pm GMT Friday 13 May 2022 (please note deadline extension). We welcome any questions or queries about the grant; please direct these to Anna Muggeridge at the above address. We will acknowledge receipt of your application within seven working days and will communicate a decision with all applicants by 31st May 2022.