Research Activity Grants are for amounts up to £750. Applications may be made at any time. Please apply by using the Research Activity Grant Application Form.
Their aims are:
• To fund small self-contained research projects
These grants are awarded to fund high quality research, relating to all branches of textile history including the history of dress and fashion. Applications are encouraged for projects where there will be a lasting outcome in the form of a publication (for example an article or chapter in an edited book) or an exhibition or similar. This includes conservation related projects, leading to publications, but excludes the purchase or repair of objects and the purchase of hardware (eg cameras or computing equipment or computer software). Please note that this grant is not suitable to fund part of the cost of a larger project.
• To fund preliminary work in preparation of a more substantial grant application
This includes funding for research and/or meetings in preparation for larger applications to national and international funding bodies. The Pasold is keen to support pump-priming. Applications will be evaluated in terms of the coherence and potential of the larger project. Applicants should also provide a breakdown of expenses and an indication of how their institutions are supporting their projects.
• To fund conference attendance
These applications may come from individuals or from conference organisers seeking funding for a named applicant. However, it is essential to provide an abstract of the paper and details of the nature of the conference and its significance. Where a conference organiser is seeking support for a named delegate details of the conference, a CV of the delegate and title and abstract of the paper are required.
All successful grant applicants, where appropriate, will be encouraged to consider submitting the outcome of their research to Textile History. Publication would of course be subject to editorial refereeing and decision.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE PASOLD RESEARCH FUND WILL NOT FUND SALARIES, ONLY RESEARCH EXPENSES SUCH AS TRAVEL, SUBSISTENCE, PHOTOCOPYING, MICROFILMING AND SIMILAR. WE DO NOT ACCEPT RETROSPECTIVE APPLICATIONS. ALL COSTINGS MUST BE IN STERLING. THE AVERAGE AWARD IN 2011 UNDER THE PREVIOUS SCHEME WAS £400.
Please use the Research Activity Grant Application Form and submit your application and CV both by email and on paper:
A. Email your application and brief CV to
B. send 2 paper copies of the same materials to: Mrs Amy Evans, Pasold Administrator, Pasold Research Fund, Global History and Culture Centre, Department of History, University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL, United Kingdom.
If you are unable to email your application, please submit 4 paper copies and indicate that your application was sent only on paper.
DEADLINE FOR RESEARCH ACTIVITY GRANTS: They can be submitted at any time.
If you have further queries as to whether you are eligible or about the type of support do please e-mail Mrs Amy Evans at
or contact the Pasold Research Fund's Director, Prof. Giorgio Riello at