The Printing Historical Society operates a programme of awards for work including:
Research on topics relating to the history of printing
Publishable reports on archives relating to the history of printing
Grants are limited to supporting historical research in printing technology, the printing and related industries, printed materials and artefacts, type and typefounding, print culture, and printing processes and design. Applications for research funding may be for up to £1,000; applications for publishable reports on archives, up to £500. In both cases grants may be used to cover material or other expenses, including travel, accommodation, photography, etc. Training and employment (such as research assistance or salary replacement) costs will not be eligible for funding. Applications should specify the amount requested and offer a budget for the use of the funds envisaged; applications for projects that are deemed to be primarily bibliographical, or for conference funding, are unlikely to be successful. Students, academics and independent researchers may apply; some preference will be given to independent researchers. All applicants are strongly encouraged to consider submitting the outcome of their research for publication in the Journal of the Printing Historical Society.
An announcement is generally made in Printing History News, but the Society also advertises its grants programme through a variety of public channels, including on this page of the Society’s website.