Society for Army Historical Research - University Research Grants
Established in 1921 to encourage the study of the history and traditions of the British Army, the Society for Army Historical Research is one of the nation’s oldest military history societies. Since its early days, the society has expanded its interests which now include non-regular and auxiliary British military formations such as Militia, Yeomanry, and the Territorial Army, as well as the crown offices and civil institutions that maintained them. The society also aims to encourage the scholarly study of the land forces of the Commonwealth and the Empire including forces maintained by non-Crown bodies, such as the Honourable East India Company, or forces allied to and forming an integral part of the land forces operating on behalf of the Crown.
The Society's interests embrace the political, social and cultural aspects of army and regimental history, as well as the study of individual campaigns and commanders. The society is also interested in the study of military artefacts and pictures, uniforms, badges and medals, arms and equipment. Chronologically, the society's interests range from the late Middle Ages to the 1970s, the latter cut-off date being chosen because of the restricted availability of primary material of more recent date within the British National Archive system. The main activity of the society is the publication of a quarterly peer-reviewed journal, reflecting its members' interests which are also catered for by a programme of special events and lectures.
The Society for Army Historical Research provides grants to encourage and support research undertaken by those studying at Universities.
These grants of one up to £750 and two sums of up to £250 each year are open to any student world-wide currently studying at a University or similar institution.
Grants are made for research that relates to the British Army or of the Land Forces of the British Empire and the Commonwealth. This includes any aspect of the Army and its activities, including reserve or auxiliary units, (Militia, Yeomanry, Fencibles, Volunteers or Home Guard) or the land forces of the Crown, or the offices and institutions which supported them. This also includes armies of the countries of the British Empire or Commonwealth including forces maintained by non-Crown bodies within the Empire, such as the Honourable East India Company, or forces allied to and forming an integral part of the land forces operating on behalf of the Crown (North America Indians, for example).
Please use this link for the Rules and Guidance: http://www.sahr.co.uk/urgv3.pdf
Closing date for applications: 31st May 2014 for major award | 31st August 2014 for the minor awards
Society for Army Historical Research
University Research Grants (URGs)