Martin Lynn Scholarship

Royal Historical Society


The RHS makes an annual Martin Lynn Scholarship award of up to £1,500 to assist a postgraduate researcher of African history, thanks to the generosity of the family of the late Martin Lynn, the RHS has established an annual award in his memory.

Martin Lynn was Professor of African History in the Queen’s University, Belfast, the first scholar to hold a chair in African history in Ireland. His scholarly career was devoted to the history of West Africa and he published most extensively and importantly on the 19th and 20th century history of Nigeria. His scholarly achievements were matched by the reputation he enjoyed as an exciting and concerned teacher and a delightful, generous colleague and friend. This award reflects the interests of the man it commemorates.

In 2015 the Martin Lynn Scholarship was awarded to Lucy Taylor (University of Leeds) for her research on masculinities and violence in Acholiland, 1860 to the present day. In 2014 the Scholarship was awarded to George Roberts (University of Warwick) for his research on the Cold War in Dar es Salaam c.1964-1979

Funding information


Up to £1,500

Number of awards per year:


Funding applies to:
Open to applicants from a range of countries
Funding duration:

1 year

Contacts and how to apply

Administrative contact and how to apply:

To apply for the Martin Lynn Scholarship please complete the Application Form at

University College London, Gower Street, LONDON, WC1E 6BT
020 7387 7532

All enquiries about research support applications should be addressed to the Administrative Secretary, Melanie Ransom, at: