The Alasdair Ross Prize 2020


06 November 2019
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The Scottish History Society and History Scotland magazine would like to invite entries for the annual Alasdair Ross prize, which aims to support postgraduate students and early career researchers undertaking archival research on Scottish history and/or environmental history.

The winning applicant(s) will be awarded a sum of up to £500 to assist with expenses incurred during archival visits.

This prize is awarded in memory of Dr Alasdair Ross, who served as a member of the Scottish History Society Council and editor of History Scotland prior to his death in 2017. It reflects his ground-breaking scholarship and his exceptional contribution to Scottish History generally both within and beyond the academic sphere, and his pioneering work in environmental history.

Am I eligible?

Anyone registered for any postgraduate degree at any university; anyone within five years of graduation with a postgraduate qualification. Applicants will be asked to affirm that they are not eligible to have the proposed costs covered in full by a guaranteed research expenses fund, such as from a university department/school or the funder of the applicant’s postgraduate or postdoctoral project, e.g. the Scottish Graduate School for Arts & Humanities. If the applicant has also applied to other, non-guaranteed, funding competitions, we ask that they should inform us in the case of a successful outcome, before or during the term of an award from the SHS.

Previous prize-winners are not entitled to compete for the prize, but previously unsuccessful applicants are warmly encouraged to apply.

How do I apply?

To enter, please email a 2-page CV and an application form to Dr Martha McGill Application forms can be downloaded from here. The deadline for entries is 31 March 2020. Informal enquiries are welcome.  

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