The Hakluyt Society awards an annual essay prize (or more than one, if the judges so decide) of up to a total of £750. The competition is open to any registered graduate student at a higher education institution (a university or equivalent) or to anyone who has been awarded a graduate degree in the past three years. If possible, the prize will be presented at the Hakluyt Society’s Annual General Meeting in London in June 2017. Prizewinners will be invited to present a paper on the topic of their essay at a Hakluyt Society Symposium (in which case travel expenses within the UK will be reimbursed) and will also receive a one-year membership of the Society. The current deadline for year-2017 submissions has now passed, but please consider working on a submission for 2018, the deadline for which will be November 2017. For further details, and instructions on how to submit your essay, please download the information sheet.
Research Funding Initiative from the Hakluyt Society
In furtherance of the principal objects of the Hakluyt Society, to promote the study of historical exploration, travel, and worldwide cultural encounter, the Society, in a new initiative, has established two schemes of research funding. These are:
The Hakluyt Society Research Grant, up to six of which will be available per calendar year, with a maximum allocation of £1500 each.
The Hakluyt Society Short-Term Fellowship, two of which will be available per calendar year. The Fellowship may be held for a maximum of four months, with a maximum allowance of £1650 per month.
These funding opportunities are open to anyone whose research interests meet with and promote the objects of the Hakluyt Society. All applicants must be members of the Hakluyt Society, and applications for the coming year must be received by 20 February 2017. If you think you might be eligible for the award of a research grant or short-term fellowship, please download the Application Form, which gives further details.
The Society was delighted that all six research grants and one short-term fellowship were awarded for the year 2016. For the names and affiliations of the successful applicants for 2016, together with abstracts explaining the nature of the work involved, please click or tap here.