Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry Award Scheme 2017

Event Date: 
31 May 2017

 

Opening date: 1 March 2017

Closing date for applications: 31 May 2017

The Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry invites applications for its Award Scheme for 2017. SHAC offers two types of award: support for research into the history of chemistry or history of alchemy by New Scholars and support for Subject Development of either history of chemistry or history of alchemy. It is expected that applicants will be advised of the outcome of their application by 31 July 2017. The Awards are most suitable for activities to be undertaken in the academic year October 2017–September 2018.

New Scholars Awards are open to post-graduate students (both masters and doctoral students) and those who have obtained a PhD since 1 January 2012. Awards of up to £750 will be made to cover research expenses, including travel, accommodation, subsistence, the reproduction of documents, and library fees. Applications may also include the costs of reproducing images for publication. The Scheme does not fund the purchase of equipment or course fees.

In addition, post-graduate students only may apply for the costs of travel to conferences and accommodation, but only in order to give a paper. The Scheme does not pay conference registration fees.

Subject Development Awards of up to £750 may be made to support activities such as seminars, workshops, colloquia, lecture series, conference sessions, conferences, exhibitions and outreach activities that support either the history of chemistry or history of alchemy as academic subjects.

Please note that activities covered by the Awards do not have to occur in the UK, and that the Awards are open to members of the Society resident both in the UK and elsewhere.  Members who have applied to the Scheme in previous years, whether successfully or not, are entitled to make an application in 2017.

Applicants must be members of the Society in good standing at the time of making an application, and, if successful, throughout the period of an award. For more information and application forms, please contact grants[AT] ambix.org. Membership enquiries should be made to membership[AT] ambix.org.

An activity report must be submitted at the end of the Award. This will usually be published in SHAC’s Chemical Intelligence newsletter.

For more information please visit http://www.ambix.org/grants/

Submission date for papers: 
31 May 2017