The NACBS Pre-Dissertation Grants are awarded to Ph.D. candidates to pursue preliminary research on potential dissertation-length studies related to any topic in British (including Scottish, Irish, and Imperial) history or British Studies. Two grants in the amount of $4000, which must be used to offset costs associated with research travel outside of North America, will be awarded on an annual basis to students enrolled in a U.S. or Canadian institution.

Applicants must be nominated by their dissertation advisor.


Applicants must be graduate students in good standing at a Ph.D. program at a university in the US or Canada, who will not have had a qualifying dissertation prospectus approved by the time of application or travel.

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