Fellowships and Grants


The Women’s History Network is offering a small grant of £1,000 to facilitate a conference on women’s history organised by teaching or research staff in universities or other institutions of higher education in the UK, or by staff in FE Colleges, Museums or Heritage Sites in collaboration with one institution.  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 Network is particularly interested in:

  • Activities which might encourage wider participation in the WHN
  • Applications from researchers and practitioners who are not full-time university academics

The deadline for applications is I July and the result will be communicated to the successful applicant/s by 1 September.

Enquiries about the Small Grants Scheme may be sent to Maggie Andrews, the Chair of the WHN and submissions made electronically to:  chair@womenshistorynetwork.org


All applicants should complete the application form and submit electronically as a word document via email tochair@womenshistorynetwork.org

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.

Please note that grants do not cover:

  • Equipment costs
  • Publications costs
  • Room hire costs (where the venue is the applicant’s home institution)

Any events held with support from the fund should be advertised on the WHN website and, as far as is practicable, be open equally to all interested in Women’s History.

There must be a specific prominent acknowledgement of the WHN’s support in any publicity, meeting materials or publications. The Women’s History Network logo and twitter feed should be displayed on all publicity materials and on the programme, and further information about the Network should be available at the conference (the Publicity Officer of the WHN will provide relevant materials).

Successful applicants are required to provide a report of the conference for the WHN blog and are encouraged to propose papers or sessions at the WHN national conference.

Within 8 weeks of the proposed conference, the organiser/s are required to submit: (a)  a report of 500-1000 words suitable for posting on the WHN blog and (b) a financial summary of the conference accounts after which the funding will be paid.

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

Download the WHN small grants application form docx