RHS Jinty Nelson Teaching Fellowship

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Fellowship award for historians to introduce new approaches to their teaching, or to undertake a defined study of an aspect of history teaching in UK Higher Education.

The Royal Historical Society is a learned membership organisation established in 1868 to promote and defend the scholarly study of the past. The Society administers a range of grants and fellowships to support academic historical research and the development of historical research and teaching.

The Society’s Jinty Nelson Teaching Fellowships support historians in Higher Education who wish to introduce new approaches and initiatives to their teaching, or undertake a short study of an aspect of History teaching in UK Higher Education.

Teaching Fellowships may be used to support a range of initiatives to develop a recipient’s teaching. These may include (but are not limited to):

  • Travel for UK students and teachers as part of a course.
  • Attendance at historical sites with students.
  • Funding to bring external specialists together for the purpose of discussion or training in an aspect of study.
  • Honoraria for guest speakers, including those working outside UK Higher Education.
  • Online or print publications/communications to support innovations in historical teaching.
  • Defined training for historians to support innovation in teaching.
  • Funding for students to undertake a defined project as part of the course.

Fellowships may equally support a short study relating to History teaching in UK Higher Education, within a department or more widely, and of interest to the wider profession. Approaches may include (but are not limited to):

  • Study relating to the development of teaching on a particular historical theme, topic, region or chronology; the scope and/or content of teaching in a subject area or UK region; or to student participation: for example, course selection.
  • Surveys of the profession on subjects relating to History teaching in UK Higher Education.
  • Promotion of the value of History teaching, and/or identification of high-quality and transferable teaching practices.
  • An event to consider and promote aspects of teaching practice.
  • Initiatives to support History HE teachers at mid or later-career.
Funding body Royal Historical Society
Maximum value £1,200
Reference ID S25451
Category Arts and Humanities
Fund or call Fund