RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS AT THE WORTH LIBRARY, DUBLIN

The Edward Worth Library, Dublin, is offering two research fellowships (duration one month each), to be held in 2017, to encourage research relevant to its collections.

The collection is particularly strong in three areas: early modern medicine, early modern history of science and, given that Worth was a connoisseur book collector interested in fine bindings and rare printing, the History of the Book. Research does not, however, have to be restricted to these three key areas.

The closing date is Monday 3 April 2017

 

Scientific Instrument Society Grants

March 1st deadline for next round of SIS grants.

The Scientific Instrument Society awards small research grants up to £500.  The grants are intended to support new research into the history of scientific instruments based on archival materials and/or museum collections. Grants may be used to cover any reasonable costs of research including travel and photography.

Crowdfunding Project Cityscapes & Earth Debates

As part of a Cartography and Mapping Grants Challenge, HSTM Network Ireland member Tanya O’Sullivan has launched a crowdfunding project to raise 500 dollars in 30 days to help start a research project on:

Cityscapes and Earth Debates: Fashioning the Geosphere in Nineteenth-Century Ireland.

This project maps the course of scientific ideas as they navigate the cultural landscape of nineteenth-century Ireland. It is primarily concerned with the relationship between scientific knowledge and urban space and takes as its theme the mid nineteenth-century discourse on earth sciences in Ireland. It assesses the crucial significance of city-lives, space and place on contemporary discussions around the age, structure and evolution of the earth.

We hope that this exposure as part of the Cartography and Mapping Grant Challenge on experiment.com will help to promote the history of science  within science and bring Irish HSTM research to a wider audience. There is a facility to provide ‘lab notes’ or updates on the project as the work progresses, and backers can discuss and become involved in the research as well as being acknowledged in the final article.

Please share this link to the project page with HSTM people or anyone who might be interested, and feel free to donate, even $5 will help!

Click on this link for more information and to donate! https://experiment.com/projects/cityscapes-and-earth-debates-fashioning-the-geosphere-in-nineteenth-century-ireland

 

RDS Library & Archives Research Bursary Award

The RDS Library & Archives awards a research bursary annually to conduct a research project in the RDS Archives. In 2017 the bursary will focus on the RDS Science archive.
The RDS Library & Archives seeks expressions of interest from postgraduate researchers to complete a research study on a topic of interest within the RDS Science Archive. The successful candidate will be awarded a research bursary of €10,000. As part of the bursary the recipient must complete a research paper for presentation at a conference on the history of science in Ireland to be held at the RDS in 2017. The research paper must also be submitted for publication in an appropriate academic journal.
Full details are available on www.rds.ie/librarybursary and any queries can be directed to  senan.healy@rds.ie or Natasha Serne, Collections Librarian, Natasha.serne@rds.ie
The closing date is Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Wellcome Seed awards in humanities and social science

 

Seed Awards help researchers develop compelling and innovative ideas that may go on to form part of larger grant applications.

Level of funding:

£25,000 to £50,000

Duration of funding:

6 to 12 months

Eligibility

You can apply for a Seed Award as an individual or as part of a group. You must have a PhD or the equivalent professional experience.

You must be based at an eligible host organisation in the UK, Republic of Ireland or a low- or middle-income country (although collaborators can be based elsewhere).

Go to the World Bank website to see a list of low- and middle-income countries.

Who can’t apply

You can’t apply if you:

  • currently hold a Seed Award (although you can apply for more in the future)
  • have another Wellcome Trust award, with two or more years remaining, or 18 months if it’s a fellowship
  • are currently undertaking a Master’s or a PhD
  • want support for an existing, rather than a new, research project
  • have a discrete project, with no follow-on plans.

What we’re looking for

We’re looking for proposals that aim to develop new approaches or collaborations in the humanities and social sciences and enrich our understanding of human and animal health. Activities can include:

  • pilot and scoping studies
  • planning sessions
  • meetings of collaborative networks.

We encourage applications for interdisciplinary research across our Humanities and Social Science, Science, and Innovations funding.

 Full application deadline

  • 27 September 2016 (was 5 August 2016)

For More Information Please visit the Wellcome Trust Seed Awards Website

 

RCPI Kirkpatrick Award for history of medicine

RCPI Kirkpatrick Award for history of medicine research The Royal College of Physicians of Ireland are delighted to launch the sixth annual Kirkpatrick Award for history of medicine research. The award will be made as part of the Heritage Centre Lectures at the annual St Luke’s Symposium on Thursday 20 October 2016. The Kirkpatrick Award aims to encourage and promote the study of the history of medicine in Ireland. The award prize is €500.

The Kirkpatrick Award is open to all researchers in the field of the history of medicine in Ireland, as well as related social and cultural history fields. The purpose of the award is to support and develop the study of the history of medicine in Ireland and to promote the use of the library, archive and heritage item collections held by RCPI.

Applicants are asked to submit an abstract based on their research (maximum 800 words) with a copy of their CV, by Friday 9 September 2016. Research must be unpublished and must have been undertaken in the last three years. Research that has been submitted for publication will be considered, but details should be given of when and where it has been submitted, and if it has been accepted for publication.

A judging process will commence in September which will conclude with finalists presenting their 15 minute research papers on Thursday 20 October 2016. Please contact heritagecentre@rcpi.ie with any questions or to submit your application.