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Local Population Studies Society

Roger Schofield Local Population Studies Research Fund

Thanks to the generosity of Roger Schofield, the Roger Schofield Local Population Studies Research Fund has been created to provide grants to individual researchers whose work furthers the aims of the Local Population Studies Society.

Applications are invited from amateur historians, undergraduate and postgraduate students, and researchers and lecturers in educational institutions. Grants are intended to cover research costs such as travel to archives, conference fees and accommodation, and the costs of archival photocopying and purchase of microfilm. Unfortunately, capital costs (such as computer equipment or books), grants for student fees and maintenance, and subventions for publications will not be funded.

Subject to annual financial constraints, the Fund Committee will consider applications of between £75 and £500. Applicants should be aware, however, that grants exceeding £250 will be awarded in exceptional cases only. The Fund Committee will assess all applications on merit, in accordance with the aims of the Society.

Applications will be assessed twice yearly, in January and June. Completed application forms should be sent with an accompanying CV (no longer than two pages) to the Fund Committee at the LPS General Office, to be received no later than the end of December or May. Applicants should also ask a suitable referee (such as a supervisor or archivist) to write a brief letter of support, which should be sent direct to the Fund Committee. Referees are asked to comment on the suitability of the application. Any enquiries concerning these procedures can be sent to Chris Galley.

© Local Population Studies Society, 2007-2012. Registered Charity No. 326626.