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The Pasold Research Fund

The Pasold Fund promotes and supports research on textile history; broadly defined, including the history of dress and the history of fashion. It does this by giving financial assistance to researchers, by organising and supporting conferences and workshops and by publishing a monograph series and a major journal, Textile History.The Fund is a registered charity and a company limited by guarantee.

Trustees: London School of Economics and the Courtauld Institute of Art

Governors: Professor Pat Hudson (Chair), Mr Donald Anderson OBE, Professor Christopher Breward, Dr Mary Brooks, Ms Clare Browne, Professor Janet Hunter, Sir Geoffrey Owen, Professor Tirthankar Roy, Dr Katie Scott, Professor Richard Wilson.

Members: Dr Sarah Cheang; Mr Dundas Hamilton CBE; Dr Negley Harte,  Dr Miles Lambert, Professor Beverly Lemire (International Member), Dr Lesley Miller, Dr David Mitchell, Dr Pam Parmal (International Mamber), Dr Philip Sykas, Dr Laura Ugolini, Ms Ruby Way, Professor Evelyn Welch.

Director: Professor Giorgio Riello

Company Secretary and Treasurer: Dr John Malin

The Pasold Research Fund was established in 1964 by Eric W. Pasold OBE, whose special interest was the history of knitting. Its work was developed and extended by Kenneth G. Ponting as Research Director from 1967 to 1983, and by his successors, Negley B. Harte (Director from 1983 to 1997), Mary B. Rose (Director from 1997 to 2006), and Pat Hudson (Director from 2006 to 2010). The Fund is currently directed by Giorgio Riello, University of Warwick. He is assisted by Mrs Amy Evans. The Fund’s field of interest covers the history of textiles very broadly defined – embracing the economic, social and cultural history of textiles, their technological development, design and conservation, as well as the history of dress, and other uses of textiles from prehistory to the present. The Pasold Research Fund is a registered charity (no.234298). The Pasold Research Fund Ltd. is a company limited by guarantee. Registered Company No. 796266.

All enquiries to:

Professor Giorgio Riello

c/o Mrs Amy Evans, Pasold Research Fund, Global History and Culture Centre, Department of History, University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL, United Kingdom 
Tel: +44 (0)24 7652 3350; email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Pasold LadybirdThe Fund offers a number of grants to support high quality research and associated travel and research dissemination costs, directing awards to the following categories of applicant: established academics, early career academics, independent scholars, museum staff (see especially Raine Grants), MA students and PhD students.

The current grants made available by the Pasold are:

1. Research Activity Grants (under £750).
Applications may be made at any time.

2. Research Project Grants (between £751 and £2,500).
Two deadlines 1 March and 1 October each year.

3. PhD Grants for PhD students registered at a British institution (up to £2,500)
Single deadline: 15 June each year.

4. MA Grants for MA students registered at a British institution (up to £500)
Single deadline: 15 April each year.

5. Publication Grants (up to £1,000)
Two deadlines: 15 February and 1 September each year.

6. Raine Grants to assist individual staff working in UK museums (up to £500)
One deadline: 30 June each year.

7. Pasold Fellowships in collaboration with the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Museum of London (up to £1,500)
One deadline: 15 February each year. 

Follow link to Grants for further details.