Catholic Record Society Awards

In pursuance of its charitable aims, the CRS offers the following awards. There are no requirements of eligibility on grounds of age, nationality, gender or religion, nor are applicants required to be members of the Society, and there is no bar on applicants applying for support from other sources in respect of the same project.

The assistance of the fund must be acknowledged in the published work and a copy of the publication must be presented to the Society.

The David Rogers Research Fund

This fund was established in 1997 from a bequest of Dr. David Rogers, a distinguished recusant historian and one-time Chairman of the Society. The Fund seeks to encourage new writing on Reformation and post-Reformation British Catholic history, by helping to defray the cost of necessary travel to libraries and archives at home and/or abroad and the extra subsistence costs involved.

The principle condition for an award is that the …

The Michael Williams Research Fund

This fund was established in 2007 from a donation given by the Reverend Monsignor Michael E. Williams, DD. Its purpose is to encourage the study of the historical connections between Roman Catholicism in England and Wales with the situation in other countries in Europe in the post-Reformation era.

The fund will help to defray the travel and basic subsistence costs of research on relevant material in English and European archives an…

PHD studentship in British and Irish Catholic history

The Catholic Record Society invites applications for a PhD Scholarship of £5000 for the academic year 2015–2016. The award is open to postgraduates working in any field of Catholic history relating to Britain and Ireland from Henry VIII’s break with Rome onwards.

The successful candidate will contribute to the current advances in the study of British and Irish Catholic history at home and throughout the world. Testimony to t…

Annual Conference Student Bursaries

The Society offers up to five bursaries to postgraduate students researching the post-Reformation Catholic history of the British Isles to contribute to the cost of attending the CRS Annual Conference held in July. The value of a bursary will be equivalent to half the cost of attending the conference (excluding travel costs).

Applications are invited from full or part-time students registered for higher degrees in any recognise…

The Andrew C. Duncan Catholic History Trust

This is an independent charity which shares the objectives of the CRS and with which it has close administrative links. It provides bursaries for students, normally registered in foreign universities, wishing to come to England for a short time to study recusant history.

The Trust was founded in 1985 by the late Captain Andrew Duncan, OBE, RN, to provide bursaries to assist students from outside the United Kingdom wishing to visit B…