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BA/MA Dissertation bursary

The SSLH BA/Masters Dissertation Bursary is designed to support archival and library research that will contribute to a dissertation on a labour history topic up to a maximum of £200.

If successful, you will be expected to join the SSLH – the cost of doing so will be included in your bursary.Student membership of the SSLH costs £15. Details on how to join can be found here:

You must be a registered student at a university in the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland. Bursary holders must either be in the final year of an undergraduate degree or undertaking a taught Masters degree.

Past Bursary Recipients

Colm Murphy
Colm Murphy visited the Labour History Archive at the People’s History Museum in Manchester, to conduct research on the Labour Party in the 1980s.

Lewis Hayes
Lewis Hayes visited the Cooperative Archive in Manchester, for research on his project on the transnational networks of the British cooperative movement between 1870 and 1920.

Joe Hopkinson
Support from SSLH enabled Joe Hopkinson to travel to conduct oral history interviews, for his project on immigrant children’s experiences of dispersal school bussing in Huddersfield in the 1960s and 70s.

On presentation of final receipts you will also be expected to provide the Society with a 250-350 word report on the activities supported by this bursary, detailing how this will contribute to your dissertation research. This report will be published on the Society’s website – please read the guidance notes at the end of this form. Full payment of the bursary will not be made until this short report and receipts have been submitted and accepted. The report may have to be revised if not considered sufficiently detailed before any funds can be released.

You are also asked to acknowledge the financial support of the SSLH in your dissertation.

Further information can be found in the application form.