Awards and Scholarships

Awards and Scholarships

The Centre for Research in Quaker Studies and the Quaker Studies Research Association are able to offer some assistance to students in Quaker Studies.

This page contains details of the David Adshead Award and the Gerald Hodgett Award.

David Adshead Award

The annual David Adshead Award offers a first year research postgraduate five nights full board accommodation at Woodbrooke.

The late David Adshead took a leading role in putting Quaker studies on the academic map. He was enthusiastic about research and was particularly encouraging of those just starting out on their research degrees, hence the focus of the Award.

The Woodbrooke library is the main Quaker collection in Europe outside of Friends House. It carries many first edition seventeenth and eighteenth-century books and tracts, includes the unique Bevan-Naish Collection.

The time can be taken at any time in the year from a Sunday to Friday, subject to room availability. More information about applying can be found on the Quaker Studies Research Association website.

Gerald Hodgett Award

The Gerald Hodgett Award Scheme offers grants of up to £1000 per applicant for the dissemination of research findings for the benefit of Britain Yearly Meeting (BYM), its Meetings and members by students and graduates of Quaker Studies and related post-graduate research. 

We encourage a creative approach from applicants, for them to think widely about how research may best be disseminated and how a Hodgett Award might help. The focus of the award is demonstrable benefit to BYM, its meetings and/or members.

Before applying, please read the guidance notes [PDF]. When you are ready, please download the application form [Word] and the market research form [Word].

Get in touch for more information about applying.