Jinty Nelson Teaching Fellowship Application Portal
Here you may apply for the RHS Jinty Nelson Teaching Fellowships, 2023. This is a new RHS funding programme to support History teaching in UK Higher Education, named for the historian Dame Jinty Nelson, President of the Society, 2001-05.
The Society looks to award a series of Teaching Fellowships, available for the sums of £500, £1000 and £1250, to be held in the academic year 2023-24. The Fellowships seek to help historians introduce new approaches to their teaching, or to undertake a defined study of an aspect of history teaching in UK Higher Education.
The Society defines approaches to teaching broadly for this Fellowship. For example, creation of a wholly new course or aspects of an existing course; provision of new activities within an established course; or assistance for students to undertake project work as part of a course. We also welcome applications that pilot or test new ideas in teaching, and which may not—at this time—become a feature of courses in future years.
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.
Please note the criteria for eligibility for this award, including current active membership. You will be asked to demonstrate your eligibility during the submission of your application.
The Royal Historical Society seeks to use its limited funds to make the greatest impact upon the historian community, by prioritising awards to those with greatest need. In making your application, you are encouraged to ensure you provide sufficient detail to enable those in the awarding panel to ascertain why access to these funds is necessary for you. We will also ask for an honest assessment of alternative funds available to you, via your institution. Additionally, we will ask that your home department/institution, where applicable, supports your application. Access to alternative funds will not invalidate your submission, but will contribute towards the assessment of your application and may result in an award of a different value being made if successful
Further information on the RHS Jinty Nelson Teaching Fellowships may be found here: https://royalhistsoc.org/research_funding/jinty-nelson-teaching-fellowships/
For enquiries about grants or making an application please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.