Helen Maud Cam Travel Grants for Scholars

Professor Helen Maud Cam, CBE, FBA (1885–1968) was a prominent medieval historian of administrative, legal, and parliamentary history. Educated at Royal Holloway and the University of London, she became a Fellow of Girton College, University of Cambridge, in 1921, and was Zemurray Radcliffe Professor at Harvard from 1948. Awarded many prizes and the recipient of many academic honours, she served as Vice-President of both the Royal Historical Society and the Selden Society. She made a profound impact on the International Commission for the History of Representative and Parliamentary Institutions (ICHRPI), serving in many offices and as President from 1949-60.

Applications are invited for grants available to younger scholars without permanent employment or other adequate financial subsidy to attend this conference on 3-6 September 2024. The awards will consist of the conference fee, one year’s subscription to ICHRPI (which entitles members to a free copy of its journal Parliaments, Estates & Representation), and a contribution towards travel and hotel costs. A successful candidate must present a paper at the conference.

Applications and enquiries should be sent to the selection panel convener, Dr Eva Jedruch (evajedruch@gmail.com). The deadline for submissions is 31 May 2024, one month after the paper submissions deadline date.

Applicants should include:

  • an outline of their reasons for attending the conference and a copy of their proposal submitted to the conference organizers
  • their academic curriculum vitae
  • estimates of expected costs with supporting documentation for travel fares and accommodation
  • details of any other applications for funds and the results thereof
  • two confidential supporting letters sent directly by senior scholars

The decision of the selection panel will be final. Please note that successful recipients of the Helen Maud Travel grants for 2024 are not eligible to reapply the following year. Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit a paper for consideration by the conference organizers and to offer it for publication either in any volume arising from the conference or in Parliaments, Estates & Representation / Parlements, États & Représentation.