Lisa Jardine ECR History of Science Grants

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 Lisa Jardine Grant Scheme is named in memory of the eminent British historian Professor Lisa Jardine CBE FRS. The scheme encourages 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.

  • Extended research trips for UK and overseas-based researchers to use the Royal Society’s own rich historical collections and related London collections (up to £8,000 available for travel and subsistence costs depending on destination and length of research, 1 – 3 months. Up to £2,000 international travel and £2,000/month subsistence).
  • International travel and expenses for UK-based scholars to carry out short, exploratory archival research trips (up to £2,000 available for trips up to 1 month)
  • International travel and expenses for UK-based scholars to attend conferences and networking or training events (up to £2,000 available for trips up to 1 month)

The deadline for applications is 3pm 28 September 2023. (Please allow time for completion of references and approval by this deadline). This round, funding is available for research taking place between Jan – Dec 2024. The award panel will meet in November and applicants will be notified of their decision by the end of the month. A further round will open at the end of the year accepting applications for research to take place in summer 2024 onwards. The grant is open to researchers based in cultural organisations such as museums and archives as well as universities.

Full details, eligibility conditions and application information are available on the Royal Society website