University Research Grants (URGs)

The Society for Army Historical Research provides grants to encourage and support research undertaken by those studying at University. Each year the grants consist of one up to £1000, and two of up to £500. Applications are welcomed world-wide from any student who is currently studying at a University or similar institution. Grants are made for research that relates to the British Army or of the Land Forces of the British Empire and the Commonwealth. For details go to URG Rules and Guidance (approved 2016 for all subsequent competitions).

Recent awards have been to :

Minor Grant

2016 : Klara Aizupitis of the University of the Western Cape, researching popular representations of the Zulu and Boer War battlefields in South Africa.

2016 : Mike Hally of Edinburgh University, studying the creation and development of the ex-services organizations in the UK 1914-21 that evolved out of such groups as The Comrades of the Great War, The National Union of Ex-Servicemen and The Officers' Association. All of these societies eventually contributed to the formation of The Royal British Legion.

Major Grant

2016 : Dave Brown of Cranfield University whose PhD is entitled Archaeology of a Day: Re-evaluating the role of Tanks at the Battle of Bullecourt 11th April 1917. His research will look at the role, employment and performance of the tanks during that battle.

Grant Applications are welcome at all times.