*This opportunity is only available to University of Brighton staff*
We are pleased to announce that this year’s call for the CDH Summer Research Support Fund is now open for applications.

APPLY NOW by emailing this form to Centrefordesignhistory@brighton.ac.uk by 5pm Friday 14 June 2024

The Centre for Design History’s Summer Research Support Fund is open to applications from members seeking to cover small-scale research costs that contribute to the development of their own research activity and add value to CDH’s research and enterprise profile. Awards may be made up to £500 maximum but applications for smaller amounts are also encouraged, and partial awards may be offered depending on demand. All awarded funds must be committed by CDH before 30 June 2024, although the actual activities may be undertaken after this date (e.g. travel on a ticket booked in advance) but before the start of the 2024-25 term.


Staff members of CDH are eligible to apply, including staff on fixed-term contracts, part-time members of staff (minimum 0.2FTE), and postdoctoral researchers who are members of the University. Early Career Researchers are encouraged to apply. PhD research student members are normally expected to apply for funding available to them from the Doctoral College or through scholarship awards, but may be eligible in exceptional circumstances.

Eligible costs

Awards may be used to cover a range of research costs including, for example, archive access fees; travel and subsistence incurred in visiting archives, digitisation fees or research proxy fees, conducting fieldwork, attending workshops or meetings to develop external research and enterprise partnerships; hospitality incurred in hosting meetings with external partners; costs towards publications (e.g. indexing, picture copyright); advertising. Funding for conference attendance is not an eligible cost under this scheme. Applicants should consult the University’s Staff Expenses Policy when preparing the budget.