We were delighted that in our second year we received so many strong applications from postgraduate students, early career researchers and independent scholars from across the country.
After much deliberation and discussion, the steering committee decided to grant two awards this year given the strength of the submissions.
Many congratulations to Mara Dougall and Dr Alison Mayne. Mara, a PhD student at the University of Strathclyde, will undertake an archive trip to Inverness to further her research on the history of family planning services and contraception before the pill in rural Scotland. Alison, an early career researcher at the Edinburgh School of Art, will undertake an archive trip to Oban to further her research on the often devalued or invisible labour of women’s textile handcraft in rural Scotland.
The WHS Bursary will be offered again in 2020 and we would like to encourage postgraduates, early career researchers and independent scholars working in Scotland or working on Scottish themes to apply.
Further details can be found on the WHS website or by contacting: firstname.lastname@example.org.