Funding: Simon Barton Postgraduate & ECR Conference Prize (Deadline 31 January 2021)

Society for the Medieval Mediterranean offers grants to assist postgraduate students and early-career researchers with the financing of small conferences, symposia and workshops.

This grant was established in 2017 by Professor Simon Barton, former President of the Society for the Medieval Mediterranean. Support for early-career scholars was one of his priorities, as this grant–now dedicated to his memory–suggests.

The proposed research event, organised by the postgraduate or early-career applicant, may include conferences, symposia, workshops and/or outreach/public engagement initiatives/exhibitions, which should align with the aims and scope of the Society. In-person, blended, and online events are all eligible. For online events funds may be used to support the creation of digital resources related to the event and/or to promote inclusivity.

The event should be dedicated to explore any aspects of Mediterranean history and culture from the fifth to the fifteenth centuries C.E. 

All events sponsored by the SMM must comply with the SMM Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity policy.

The proposed research activity should be completed by 30th April 2022.

Applicants should be enrolled in a Postgraduate programme (both Masters and PhD programmes are eligible) or should be an Early Career Researcher at the time of submission of their application. Early Career Researchers for the purposes of this grant include those who are within 4 years of the award of their PhD degree and who do not hold a permanent position.


Published by charlottecook

Charlotte Cook graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor’s degree in European History from Washington & Lee University in 2019. In 2020 she received her Master’s degree in History of Art from the Courtauld Institute of Art, earning the classification of Merit. Her research explores questions of royal patronage, both by and in honor of rulers, in fourteenth- and fifteenth-century England. She has worked as a researcher and collections assistant at several museums and galleries, and plans to begin her PhD in the autumn of 2022.

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