Guidance for partners

We welcome the opportunity to work with other organisations on research projects that they are leading and for which they are seeking external funding. Please contact the research team at to discuss your ideas.

How to submit a proposal

To submit an idea for a potential research partnership with The National Archives, please complete the proposal form below. The application form should be written in collaboration with the member of staff at The National Archives working with you. Please email completed proposals to the research address above.

Grant proposal form (DOC, 0.07 MB)

How we assess proposals

Our Grants and Academic Support Panel meets twice per month to assess proposals. A member of staff at The National Archives will need to bring the proposal to the panel and provide detailed information and answer questions on behalf of the project. We will then let you know in principle whether we are able to support your application. Please give us sufficient time to process your application.