CfA: ESEH Research Grant

The ESEH Research Grant is aimed at offering doctoral students and recent post-docs funding to assist with research in environmental history. Since 2020, as travelling for research has become problematic in many ways, the ESEH is encouraging remote access to unpublished sources for both researchers and archivists and will award grants of 250 Euro each for the reimbursement of archival copies or other source material in the field of environmental history. Three such grants are expected to be awarded in 2021, and the funds must be used to support expenses for remote access to unpublished sources during 2021.

Students enrolled in any PhD program are eligible to apply, as are those who earned a PhD since 2018. Applicants (or their official supervisors) must be current members of ESEH. Given candidates with comparable skills and preparation, preference will be given to scholars whose research is related to Europe.

To apply, you should submit the following four documents as a SINGLE PDF FILE, labelled with your last name first (please place “ESEH research grant” in subject line):

  1. A 1-2 pages proposal (double-spaced, 12 pt font) explaining your overall project and which necessary source materials you will obtain with the funds if granted.
  2. Written evidence from the relevant archive(s) about availability, amounts and cost (a copy of email correspondence is sufficient). Archival bills paid in 2021 could also be reimbursed. Please provide an informal English translation of the relevant parts if the document is not in English.
  3. Declaration that in case of reimbursement by ESEH no other institutional compensation has been or will be applied for.
  4. A brief curriculum vitae (max. 2 pages).

Applications will be accepted until 1 June 2021. Notifications will be sent by the end of June 2021.

Please submit all files to:

Anna Mazanik (Chair of the ESEH Research Fellowship Committee),

and Iva Lučić,