SAHR University Research Grants

Funding available to encourage and support research on the British Army or land forces of the British Empire and Commonwealth undertaken by those studying at university.

Fund Information
Funding body: Society for Army Historical Research (SAHR)
Maximum value:£ 1,000
Application deadline: None specified

Extended Description

The Society for Army Historical Research (SAHR) was established in 1921 to encourage the study of the history and traditions of the British Army. Its interests encompass the political, social and cultural aspects of army and regimental history, as well as the study of individual campaigns and commanders, from the late Middle Ages to the 1970s. It is also concerned with the study of military artefacts and pictures, uniforms, badges and medals, arms and equipment. The main activity of the Society is the publication of a quarterly peer-reviewed journal, reflecting its members’ interests.

The Society provides grants to encourage and support research undertaken by those studying at university. Grants are made for research that relates to the British Army or land forces of the British Empire and Commonwealth. This includes any aspect of the Army and its activities, including reserve or auxiliary units, (militia, yeomanry, fencibles, volunteers or Home Guard) or the land forces of the Crown, or the offices and institutions which supported them. This also includes armies of the countries of the British Empire or Commonwealth including forces maintained by non-Crown bodies within the Empire, such as the Honourable East India Company, or forces allied to and forming an integral part of the land forces operating on behalf of the Crown (eg North American Indians).

Eligibility Criteria

Grants are open to any person worldwide studying at a university or similar institution. Membership of the Society is not an advantage over applicants who are not members.

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