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The Association of Dress Historians supports and promotes the study and professional practice of the history of dress, textiles, and accessories of all cultures and regions of the world, from before classical antiquity to the present day.

Fellowships, Awards & Grants

The constitution of The Association of Dress Historians (ADH) stipulates that the objective of our charity is to support and promote the study and professional practice of dress and textile history. To support that objective, a programme has been established that includes monetary fellowships, awards, and grants.

ADH members are encouraged to apply. Non–members must become a member of The Association of Dress Historians before submitting an awards application as only applications from current ADH members will be considered. ADH memberships are £10 per year and can be obtained here.

All applications are due by 11:59pm GMT, Friday, 1 November 2019 to awards@dresshistorians.org.

The Association of Dress Historians Student Fellowships

Every year, Student Fellowships are awarded to those studying dress history. The fellowship recipients will each receive a monetary gift of £300 and free entry to the ADH conferences at which they assist. This fellowship requires that the winning recipients commit to a one–year ADH Student Fellowship, during which time the Student Fellow will assist with various positions within the ADH, depending on the Fellows’ interests and abilities. The fellowship is open to currently enrolled part–time or full–time Undergraduate, Master’s, and PhD students, or those who have graduated within the 12 months prior to the application deadline. To apply for this fellowship, simply submit a letter that includes your name, postal address, email address, university affiliation with proof of enrollment status and/or graduation date, list of dress history research interests, and why you feel you are suited for this fellowship.

The Association of Dress Historians Award

This annual award was established to support those studying or working in the field of dress history. To submit an application for The Association of Dress Historians Award and its maximum £500 prize, please send a letter that explains why you are applying for the award. You must also submit an academic paper (of a topic of your own choosing). Papers must be between 4000 words (minimum) and 6000 words (maximum), which includes footnotes but excludes the required 120–word (maximum) abstract, five (minimum) images with references, the tiered bibliography (that separates Primary Sources, Secondary Sources, Internet Sources, et cetera), and 120–word (maximum) author’s biography. This award requires that all winning papers are published in The Journal of Dress History. Academic papers submitted for The Association of Dress Historians Award cannot have been previously published.

The Madeleine Ginsburg Grant

In 1957, The Victoria and Albert Museum appointed its first curator of dress, Madeleine Ginsburg, who is a longstanding member of The Association of Dress Historians. This grant was established in her honour. This grant is specifically designed for a student who is undergoing an unpaid, voluntary role in a museum or archive that specifically focuses on dress or textiles. The student’s voluntary work must not form part of their study, ie, is not supported by their university. To submit an application for this £300 grant to support a student’s curatorial or archival internship, send a letter that explains why you are applying for the grant and where you have been accepted for an internship. Also, include a reference letter from an academic supervisor or professor.

The Aileen Ribeiro Grant

Professor Emeritus Aileen Ribeiro was Head of The Department of Dress History at The Courtauld Institute of Art from 1975 to 2009. She is also the Patron of The Association of Dress Historians. This grant was established in her honour and supports the purchase of book images. As part of the application process, please provide proof that your book has been accepted for publication and that the publisher has indicated a monetary requirement in order to publish the ideal number of images. The applicant must indicate in their application exactly which images need to be purchased, from which institution, and at what cost. To submit an application for The Aileen Ribeiro Grant and its maximum £500 prize, please also send an academic paper (based on the book for which you are applying). Academic papers must be between 4000 words (minimum) and 6000 words (maximum), which includes footnotes but excludes the required 120–word (maximum) abstract, five (minimum) images with references, the tiered bibliography (that separates Primary Sources, Secondary Sources, Internet Sources, et cetera), and 120–word (maximum) author’s biography. This grant requires that all winning papers are published in The Journal of Dress History. As authors published in The Journal of Dress History maintain the copyright to their journal article, there is no conflict between that which is published in The Journal of Dress History and that which is published as part of the book for which this grant is awarded.

The ADH Awards Sub–Committee has granted the following monetary accolades.

ADH Student Fellowships
2019:
Irene Calvi, University of Turin
Olga Dritsopoulou, V&A/Royal College of Art
Amy–Louise Holton, University of Brighton
Katharine Lawden, University of Oxford
Milly Westbrook, University of Brighton

2018:
Mariza Galindo, Parsons School of Design
Emmy Sale, University of Brighton
Stefan Zaric, University of Belgrade

The Madeleine Ginsburg Grant
2018:
Madeleine Luckel, New York University

The Association of Dress Historians Award
2018:
Erica Munkwitz, with the article, “Wearing the Breeches:Riding Clothes and Women’s Work during the First World War,” published in the Winter 2018 issue of The Journal of Dress History.

2017:
Sarah Magill, with the article, “Standardised or Simplified? The Effect of Government–Imposed Restrictions on Women’s Clothing Manufacture and Design during the Second World War,” published in the Summer 2018 issue of The Journal of Dress History.

The Stella Mary Newton Prize
2018:
Lucie Whitmore, with the article, “‘Chic Rag–and–Tatter Modes:’ Remnant Fashions during the First World War,” published in the Winter 2018 issue of The Journal of Dress History.

2017:
Nora Ellen Carleson, with the article, “Harry Collins and the Birth of American Fashion, 1910–1950,” published in the Summer 2018 issue of The Journal of Dress History.

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