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 and libraries. The research should be intended to lead to publication as a book, a contribution to a book, an article in a learned journal, or as a full-length paper accepted for presentation at a national or international ecclesiastical history conference.

The fund will consider applications for subsidies towards such publication.

Please download the  Application Form. Four copies of the form, accompanied by two references in sealed envelopes from knowledgeable and appropriate persons, should be submitted to the Chairman by 1st July. Awards cannot be made retrospectively. Each application will be treated on its merits by the Awards Committee of the CRS whose decision is final. The result will be communicated as soon as possible.