Early Stage Dissertation Grants, (formerly known as Exploratory Travel and Data Grants) are early stage grants for doctoral students writing a dissertation in economic history. They provide funding for specific research purposes and in most instances will not exceed $2,500. They are nonrenewable, but recipients are eligible to apply subsequently for a Graduate dissertation fellowship.

Please direct any questions about these fellowships to Professor Marianne Wanamaker, Committee on Research in Economic History, wanamaker@utk.edu. Applicants must be current members of the Association. Please note that where the application asks for a 3 page project description, this is to be double spaced with at least one inch margins on all sides and font size no less than 11 point.  This includes references you cite. For the application to be complete your dissertation advisor should upload a reference letter to: http://eh.net/eha/reference-letter-upload/. It is the applicant’s responsibility to request the letter.

You file one application for the Early Stage Dissertation Grants.  Two of the grant recipients will receive the Cambridge University Press Pre-Dissertation Exploratory Grants which are funded by an endowment created by Cambridge University Press and the Economic History Association to demonstrate both organizations’ commitment to the development of the future leaders of the field, whose research will direct the study of economic history throughout the world.

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