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Research Project Grants

Research Project Grants are for amounts between £751 and £2,500.

There are two deadlines: 1 March and 1 October.
Please apply by using the Research Project Grant Application Form.

Their aims are:

• To fund medium-size 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 (a monograph; part of a book, a series of articles), 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 if the overall project is larger than the amount requested, the applicant should show how additional costs are to be met. 

• 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 institutional support for the larger project. 
Please note that funding for pump-priming activities are available also under the ‘Research Activity Grants’. Applicants should explain why they seek support for more than £750.

• To fund small themed workshops

This grant supports small workshops on any area of textile history including the  history of dress and fashion. Applications are accepted only from applicants based in either UK Universities or UK museums. Please note that it is required to indicate: the title and potential value of the workshop; date of event; name and institution(s) of organiser(s); aims and objectives and potential benefits; format of workshop; number and type of participants; a full list of paper givers, their affiliations and proposed titles;publication or other plans stemming from the conference.
Priority will be give to multidisciplinary applications; collaborative applications between universities and museums; and those where there are plans for the workshop to lead to a publication or other long term outcomes. It is a condition of the grant that the event is open to research students on an affordable basis. 

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 2014 UNDER THE PREVIOUS SCHEME WAS £1,500.

Please use the Research Project Grant Application Form and submit your application and CV both by email and on paper: 

A. Email your application and brief CV to pasold@ed.ac.uk 
and
B. send 2 paper copies of the same materials to: Mrs Steph Knox, Pasold Research Fund, Research and KE Office, School of History, Classics and Archaeology, The University of Edinburgh, William Robertson Wing, Old Medical School, Teviot Place, Edinburgh, EH8 9AG, 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 PROJECT GRANTS: 1 March and 1 October each year.
 
If you have further queries as to whether you are eligible or about the type of support do please e-mail Mrs Steph Knox at pasold@ed.ac.uk  or contact the Pasold Research Fund's Director, Prof. Stana Nenadic at stana.nenadic@ed.ac.uk