Emma Sabzalieva has been awarded a newer researcher prize by the United Kingdon’s Society for Research into Higher Education. In this study, Emma will investigate how certain types of knowledge have been recognized and thus how merit has been determined and rewarded over time. This will be examined by using the University of London archives on scholarships from 1903 to 1993. This project will track shifts in the recognition of knowledge during a seminal period in the institutionalization of scholarships and in higher education in the UK.