Information for current postgraduates

Academic prizes

Information about academic prizes.

The David Horn Prize

The History Graduates' Association disbanded and its accumulated funds were put into a prize fund in 2006 in memory of Professor David Horn (d. 1970). The prize - an amount in the region of £250 - will be awarded annually to the best History student going on to postgraduate study (taught or research) in History at the University of Edinburgh.   

The James V Compton Prize

The Compton Prize will be awarded to a student in any year of study judged by the Head of History and on the recommendation of the American History Head of Section, for an outstanding academic performance in the area of American History. Normally, this will go to a postgraduate student with the highest marks for an MSc dissertation in the field of American History. The value of the prize is £125.

Prizes are available for both on-programme PhD students and MSc students.

The Jeremiah Dalziel Prize

About the Prize 

  • Prizes are available for both on-programme PhD students and MSc students.
  • Applications are invited for these prizes which are awarded annually to the most meritorious student(s) registered at this University as a candidate for a postgraduate degree in the field of British History (in its widest sense and including the activities of the British overseas). This is judged on the basis of the submitted work and the supervisor’s supporting statement.
  • For PhD students, we expect that the prize-winning chapter could be published in a peer-reviewed journal.
  • The committee reserve the right to make no awards if applications are not of a suitable standard
  • Each prize will be paid in a single lump sum.
  • The School will usually advertise the winners’ names. Winners who wish their name to be withheld must notify the Graduate School office in writing at the time of submission.

Eligibility and Application Process