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Application for EITHER the Emslie Horniman Fund OR the Ruggles-Gates Fund


  • The information requested below is required for applications to both of the above Funds.
  • Read the relevant notes for applicants prior to completing this form, paying particular attention to the section headed “Eligibility”.
  • Applications can be made prior to obtaining visas and relevant research permits, but no monies will be paid out until all necessary permissions have been granted.
  • Please submit your application as a PDF to Please indicate if you are re-applying for an award.
  • Applications that do not follow the format will not be considered.


The cover-sheet must contain only the following information:

  1. Name of fund to which you are applying
  2. Your name
  3. Title of your research project
  4. Name(s) of your Supervisor(s)
  5. Your age and date of birth
  6. Your nationality [please also give country of residence if different]
  7. Contact information.  Please supply both a permanent and a correspondence address, giving the full postal addresses, telephone numbers and e-mail address.  Please state the dates that you can be contacted at these addresses.


This must include the following sections in order:

  1. Summary.  This should provide the reader with a clear understanding of the objectives of the research, how the objectives will be achieved and their relevance.  The summary should be written in language suitable for a lay reader and should be no more than 200 words in length.
  2. Aims and specific research questions.
  3. Background information.  This section should include a brief review of the relevant literature and a short bibliography.
  4. Research methods.  This section should outline explicitly your proposed methods and include a project timeline.
  5. Ethics and research permits.  Please discuss ethical considerations relevant to your project and provide details regarding the status of any ethical approval and research permits for which you have applied.

Successful applications are those that establish and convey the fundamental intellectual importance of the scholarship to the research.

Parts 2-5 of Section B should be no longer than 1000 words in total (excluding bibliography).  Please note that the bibliography will/may be the subject of questions from the selection panel at the interview.

C. SHORT CURRICULUM VITAE (2 pages maximum)

This should include university education, degrees awarded, present status, any awards, and names of three people who will act as a referee on your behalf.


1. Proposed dates of field work  
2. Specific purpose of grant requested  
3. Summary of costs  
4. Travel [both international and local] Sub-Total A _________
5. Subsistence Costs (fully itemised) Sub-Total B _________
6. Other costs (fully itemised)* Sub-Total C _________
    Total Costs _________

Other grants/support
[Give details of all other applications and awards that have been made, whether or not they have been successful, and when you expect to be informed of these outstanding applications. Please inform the Trustees immediately on the outcome of these outstanding applications].

Sub-Total D _________
Subtract awards granted in Sub-total D from Total Costs to reach this total

*We do not normally pay for toiletries and clothing unless specifically required for the field.
**Monies will not be forthcoming until you have the required permits.
***Gifts to informants can not be included (UK Bribery Act 2010).

Please tick the appropriate box to indicate where you heard about the Emslie Horniman or Ruggles-Gates Funds:

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