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My winning proposal: The forward-thinking history funder

The Gerda Henkel Foundation is an international funder with a straightforward approach

Top tips

  • If your work touches on history, the foundation should be on your radar.
  • Bear in mind that the foundation considers history a social science rather than an arts and humanities subject.
  • Don’t give undue importance to impact.
  • If you apply for a smaller research grant, make sure your bid contains detailed, specific information and is not overambitious.

The Gerda Henkel Foundation is a private, not-for-profit organisation that funds research related to history. This can include archaeology, prehistory and early history, and the foundation also has a specialist interest in historical Islamic studies.

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