Applications are invited for the Lincoln Civic Trust scholarship award 2021-22, which is funded by the Lincoln Civic Trust and Bishop Grosseteste University. The award honours the work of Richard Lucas, the Trust’s founding president and noted local historian.

Applications are open to students who are enrolled on the MA in Social & Cultural History who are either studying full-time 2021-2022 or who are undertaking their second year of part-time study.

The scholarship is competitive. Applicants must submit a 1000 word research proposal on their choice of dissertation subject which MUST address an aspect of the history of the City of Lincoln, and/or Lincolnshire.

The outline should include:

  • Name
  • Contact details
  • Indication of stage of study (full-time or part-time)
  • A clear statement on the intended area of research, the significance of the research and archives to be consulted

The award will be administered as a discount of £2,000 against the tuition fee payable by the selected student for the MA in Social & Cultural History during the academic year 2021-22.

The recipient of the award will be invited to attend the Lincoln Civic Trust’s Annual General Meeting and present their dissertation research outline. They will be expected to return after the completion and submission of their dissertation and give an illustrated presentation on their findings. They will also be invited to publish a short written summary of their dissertation research in a newsletter, magazine, and/or report.

The closing date for this scholarship is Monday 27th September 2021, no later than 4pm. Any applications received after this time will not be accepted. The selection of the recipient will be based on expert review undertaken by academic staff within the History subject area. Their decision in the matter is final.

Applicants are to submit their applications via email to the Programme Leader, Dr Claire Hubbard-Hall: