The Women’s History Network is offering a small grant of £1,000 for the holding of a one day conference on women’s history organised by full time or part time postgraduates in universities or other institutions of higher education in the UK. The grant may be used in collaboration with other awards.  To be eligible to enter, the lead organiser/s must be members of the Women’s History Network at the time of application and at the time the activity is to take place.  Members of the current Women’s History Network Steering Committee are ineligible to apply.

The deadline for applications the academic year 2018 is 6 April 2018 and the result will be communicated to the successful applicant/s by 1 June 2018.  Enquiries about the Small Grants Scheme may be sent to June Purvis, the Chair of the WHN and submissions made electronically to:  convenor@womenshistorynetwork.org


All applicants should submit a short proposal of not more than 2 pages of A4 pages containing:

  • A plan for the proposed Conference, clearly indicating the date, title, venue and rationale
  • Strategy for attracting delegates and anticipated numbers attending
  • Statement showing how the Grant will be used
  • Letter of support on headed notepaper from Head of School/Department indicating the support that will be provided, such as provision of rooms, matched funding, web and other publicity
  • Post-conference dissemination strategy.

The Women’s History Network logo should be displayed on all publicity materials and on the programme, and further information about the Network be available at the Conference (the Publicity Officer of the WHN will provide relevant materials).  In making the final selection for the award of the grant consideration will be given not only to the quality of the proposal but also to parts of the UK where there are presently no regional Women’s History Network Groups.  Members of the selection committee will be drawn from the Women’s History Network’s national Steering Committee.

6 weeks after the Conference is held, the organiser/s will be asked to submit a brief report on the event (not more than one side of A4) and any of these comments may be posted on the Network’s website to advertise future events and included in a blog that the organiser/s will be asked to write.

Any publications or outputs that result from the Conference should include an acknowledgement of funding received from the Women’s History Network.

To join the Women’s History Network UK please go to www.womenshistorynetwork.org