The Design History Society has a bursary fund to assist DHS Student and/or precariously employed members (The latter group includes independent scholars, unpaid post-doctoral fellowships, associate lecturers, and lecturers working on less than 0.5 full time equivalent (FTE) contracts) whose papers have been accepted for presentation at our annual conference. The Society endeavours to provide bursaries for up to 15 DHS members presenting at the Annual Conference. Each bursary includes the DHS member concessionary conference fee.

To qualify for one of our Bursaries applicants must:

1. Be a member of the Design History Society (evidence must be submitted with your application)

2. Provide evidence of their status

3. Agree to provide a report for submission in the DHS newsletter

Any applications submitted without sufficient supporting evidence will be rejected. The DHS Executive Committee reserves all rights to accept or reject any bursary applications. Grants will not be considered to cover retrospective costs that have already been incurred and paid for.

We also wish to remind our applicants that;

- the DHS is committed to supporting equalities and therefore invites applicants to reflect on and state clearly how their proposed projects address inequalities.

- the DHS is also committed to addressing sustainability issues and invites applicants to state how their project has been shaped with an environmentally-conscious approach (in relation to travel, participation and use of resources).

Please send your completed application form by 11:59pm UTC on 19 July 2023 via email to DHS administrator Jenna Allsopp ( All applicants will be notified of the outcome of their submission within 6 weeks of the application deadline.