Research funding

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. We are not able to fund capital costs (such as computer equipment or books), grants for student fees and maintenance, and subventions for publications.

Dymock_parish_register._Wellcome_L0004582Subject to annual financial constraints, the Fund Committee will consider applications of between £75 and £500; grants exceeding £250 will be awarded only exceptionally. 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. Please send your completed form (downloaded from below), with an accompanying CV (no longer than two pages) to Chris Galley, by the end of December or May, for consideration at the next meeting. Please also ask a suitable referee (such as a supervisor or archivist) to write a brief letter of support and comment on the suitability of the application.

Any enquiries concerning the fund can be sent to funding[at]

Forms are avaliable to download here as an editable MS Word document or here as a PDF.