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.
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:
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
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.
The closing date is Wednesday, 18 January 2017
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or to submit your application.
The BSHS is very pleased to announce a competition for up to 4 bursaries of £4,000 each to support students taking a master’s degree in the history of science, technology or medicine. This round of awards will be available to those who have been accepted on a master’s programme for the academic year 2015-16.
- Applicants must have a confirmed place on a master’s programme in the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland.
- Those studying for research-based master’s degrees are eligible to apply, but not PhD students nominally registered for MPhil (or similar) provisionally pending upgrade to PhD registration.
- There is no nationality requirement for applicants. There is no age limit.
- Non-members of the Society are welcome to apply.
Applications should be made using the form provided (see below), and should include a financial statement indicating what other funding has been sought or received. Those who have been given full studentships from other funding sources will not be eligible for these bursaries. All application materials should be sent as either word or PDF files by e-mail to the Executive Secretary at email@example.com with the subject ‘master’s bursaries’. The deadline is 30 June 2015. The applicant should ask two referees to send their supporting statements directly to the Executive Secretary, using the forms provided, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications will be considered by members of the Society’s Grants Committee, and other experts as appropriate. No interviews will be held. Applicants will be notified by the end of July. Details of successful applicants may be published in the Society’s newsletter Viewpoint where appropriate.
In addition to the bursary, the successful applicants will receive a year’s free membership of the BSHS and a free registration at the BSHS postgraduate conference in January. Grants will be paid by cheque or bank transfer at the start of the agreed award period. Grants not taken up within six months will be cancelled. Bursary recipients must notify the Society if their situation changes; a portion of the bursary may be reclaimed if the course is not completed. Bursary recipients must submit a brief report at the end of their award period. They should acknowledge the support of the Society in any publications or conference presentations which may arise from their work for the master’s degree.
See the application form below
Click on the link for the British Society for the History of Science website