Posted May 3rd 2017

Colin Matthew Fund, Travel Awards for Historical Research – Open for 2017 Applicants


The Colin Matthew Fund has opened for applications for consideration in 2017.

Professor [Henry] Colin Gray Matthew was a Fellow and Tutor of St Hugh’s from 1974-1999. His focus was on British history throughout the 19th and early 20th centuries. He gained particular notoriety for his work on Gladstone and latterly on the New Dictionary of National Biography, with the project being taken on, concluded and published in 2004.

Applications are invited to the Colin Matthew Fund, for small grants to support travel for the purposes of research.  The grants are intended to support research for a thesis on an historical topic: applicants must be undergraduate or graduate students at the University of Oxford.

The Committee for the Fund hopes to make a number of awards up to a total value of £5,000: the maximum value of an individual award will be £500.

To apply for the Colin Matthew Fund, please complete the form here by Friday of Fourth Week of Trinity Term, 19th May 2017

Applicants are asked to ensure that their tutor or supervisor writes a letter in support of their application by the same date and will be informed of the outcome before the end of Trinity Term.