Wolf Wayne research fund for graduate students

The History Department is delighted to announce a new fund for graduate students’ research activities, generously donated by Beryl Wayne to commemorate her husband, Wolf.

Wolf Wayne was a political activist and historian and a great example of Birkbeck’s strengths. He came to education late in life to complete the formal education that was disrupted and out of reach in his youth. He completed a Master’s degree in history at Birkbeck aged 56 years old.

The Wolf Wayne fund will be dedicated to support MA and PhD students’ research activities, particularly those involving research for dissertations on non-British history topics which the student would be unable to conduct without financial support. Eligible costs include travel costs to archives and costs for vital research equipment or software.

All applicants are asked to submit:

1) a one page statement on their research project,

2) a one page statement on the costs of the project and a justification of the sum requested,

3) a short CV.

The selection committee will consist of members of the Department and will consider applications twice a year. The deadline for round 1 is on 1 December 2013, the deadline for round 2 on 1 March 2014. (Applicants successful in round 1 can’t reapply.) The main criteria for success are the originality and feasibility of the research project, and the importance of financial support to the student.

All successful applicants are asked to submit a short report on their research and its main findings before they graduate.

Applications should be submitted to Alison Watson in the Department office.

For any further details please contact Dr Jessica Reinisch – j.reinisch@bbk.ac.uk

Image: courtesy of Cristiano Betta via Flickr’s Creative Commons license

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