Prizes & Grants



Coleman Prize - Named in honour of the British Business Historian Donald Coleman, this prize is awarded annually by the Association of Business Historians to the best PhD dissertation in British Business History or by a British based business history PhD student. The value of the prize is £500. Read more...Also, shortlisted finalists will be entitled to apply for a Francesca Carnevali grant up to a maximum of £200 towards their expenses.

Francesca Carnevali Grant

Named after one of the key members of the Association of Business Historians and was amongst the most talented of her generation of business and economic historians, who died on 18 May 2013. The aim of the Francesca Carnevali Grant is to further the future growth and development of the discipline of business history by supporting postgraduate students to attend and present their work at the Association’s Annual Conference. A total of £2,000 will be made available each year and will be divided by the number of students attending and presenting at the conference up to a maximum of £200. These grants are intended to contribute towards travel, accommodation and/or registration costs. Read more...

Tony Slaven Doctoral Workshop - Named after one of the key founders of the Association of Business Historians and a distinguished international business historian, the aim of the Tony Slaven Doctoral Workshop is to further the future growth and development of the discipline of business history by supporting doctoral scholars to attend and present their work at the Association’s Tony Slaven Doctoral Workshop. Each year £2,00 will be made available through the Francesca Carnevali grant and all Tony Slaven Doctoral Workshop presenters will be entitled to apply for this grant up to a maximum of £200 towards their expenses. The grants are designed to help these emerging scholars meet their travel, accommodation and registration costs of attending the workshop.