Hi All

Please see the below announcement from the Royal Society Library and Archive for a new History of Science grant we have set up this year. It is intended to help fund early career academics to do archival research and build connections with historical collections. If you have readers or staff using your collections who you think this might benefit please do pass the information to them. The grant is currently open for applications and we will be running further rounds in 2019. 

Announcement of funding opportunity from the Royal Society: The Lisa Jardine History of Science Grant Scheme

The Lisa Jardine Grant Scheme is designed to offer the opportunity for early career scholars to exploit history of science collections, including the Royal Society’s own, in support of their research in the field of intellectual history.

The Scheme is named in memory of the eminent British historian Professor Lisa Jardine CBE FRS. It is intended to encourage junior researchers in the humanities and arts to seek to expand their interests in history of science and related interdisciplinary studies by travelling in order to use archival resources and to build relationships with the Royal Society and other institutions. Grants are intended to encourage the free movement of researchers across disciplines and countries and to stimulate academics studying intellectual history to consider science in their research.

Funds for a contribution towards subsistence can be requested to allow overseas and UK scholars to make lengthy research visits to the Royal Society Library in London; for travel expenses to London in order to conduct this research; and for international travel expenses to allow UK scholars to travel overseas for short visits (for example to attend conferences or other networking events or to make short exploratory research trips). 

The second round has now opened and will close at 3pm on Thursday 3 January 2019.

Potential applicants are referred to further information on the Royal Society’s website: 

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Virginia Mills
Archivist (Early Records)

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The Royal Society
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