New Researchers Conference

Research degree students and independent scholars are warmly encouraged to share their work at our annual New Researchers Conference.

Student and Research Prizes

Are you a student working on maritime history? Apply for our Undergraduate and Postgraduate prizes.

Masters Prizes

Please note revised deadline of 11 January 2021


The Masters Dissertation Prize is an annual prize of £100 awarded for an outstanding dissertation on maritime history. Subjects eligible for consideration reflect the Commission’s view of maritime history as a wide-ranging discipline. The dissertation must have been assessed as part of a Masters degree and awarded during the previous academic year (the degree must have been awarded during 2019-20). Dissertations awarded distinction marks of 70+ are eligible for consideration. Institutions may only submit one dissertation to the competition.  

Nominations must be made by Heads of Department or equivalent, and the closing date for entries is the first Friday of the following January (the next deadline is 11 January 2021).

For further information, please contact the Hon Secretary