Today, The Western Front Association Masters Grant Scheme is launched for 2024.

The aim of this scheme is to provide students undertaking a research dissertation on a First World War topic the opportunity to enrich their research. 

The Western Front Association wishes to support masters research by offering grants of £300 and an additional award of one year’s membership to the Western Front Association (or equivalent reimbursement for those already holding valid membership).

"As one of the recipients of the WFA Masters Grant I’d urge any MA student studying the First World War to apply. £300 is a big help (books and travel costs) and  WFA membership gets access to The [Western Front] Association’s archive of material" said 2022 recipient Jon Williams.

Previous successful entries have included: several divisional or battalion assessments, a study of cathedral memorial tablets, British soldier’s cartoons, military service tribunals and lots more besides. Nothing is off limits.

If your dissertation relates to the First World War, The WFA wants to hear from you!

The deadline for submissions is Sunday 31st March 2024. 

Any queries should be directed to Dr Adam Prime (

An application form along giving full entry requirements can be downloaded from this page using the 'download PDF icon' in the top left-hand corner. 

The Salonika Campaign Society Philip Barnes Bursary (2024)

Postgraduate researchers may also be interested to learn that our colleagues at The Salonika Campaign Society have announced the Philip Barnes Bursary intended to subsidise a place on the Society’s 2024 battlefield tour.

For more information see The Salonika Campaign Society Philip Barnes Bursary (2024)