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The Research Grant is awarded by the DHS annually to encourage debate and research activity in design history. The Grant is open to all professional scholars in the field of design history. Student submissions are not eligible; instead, students are encouraged to apply for the Student Travel Award. Relevant candidates are also directed towards the Day Seminar award, which is open to both students and scholars.
Scholars working anywhere in the world – whether independently or in the employ of an institution – are welcome to apply. Specificity is encouraged: priority will be given to applicants who provide sufficient, detailed information on the intended use of funds, the rationale for the research proposed and its contribution to the field of design history and the Design History Society.
The Research Grant may be used towards the costs incurred for research and research trips, illustrations for publication, speaker travel and accommodation for a conference, relevant costs for special events or exhibitions. Unsuitable costs might include, but are not limited to, equipment, refreshments, subsistence (food and drink), employment of other persons to conduct research, higher than standard class travel or accommodation, etc. Applicants are required to give as detailed a budget as possible.
Applications are judged on the following criteria:
A total fund of £3,000 is awarded each year. This sum is divided amongst several applications deemed of high merit, at the discretion of a judging panel drawn from the DHS Executive Committee. Parts of a request might be funded and others rejected. The total project budget may be of any size, but requests for funding should not exceed £1,500.
Recipients of a Research Grant must provide an article relating to their project to be published in the Design History Society Newsletter within six months of notification of successful application. A copy of any publication funded by a Research Grant must be sent for inclusion in the Design History Society’s papers held at the University of Northumbria. Payments of the Research Grant are managed through the Society's Treasurer and, where applicable, the institution with which the applicant is affiliated.
The deadline for applications each year is January 15. Applicants are notified of the outcome of their submission within 6 weeks.