The British Society for the History of Science Outreach and Engagement Committee offers Engagement Fellowships.
The scheme supports small and local museums, archives, galleries and libraries whose collections connect to themes in the history of science, technology, engineering and medicine. This scheme will fund the placement of Master’s or PhD students with heritage organisations and museums for the equivalent of a month’s work (timescales can be arranged between the partner museum and student) as an Engagement Fellow and contribute £1000 towards the costs of public engagement outputs related to the research undertaken. Examples could include:
- Updating displays and content
- Blog posts
- Museum trails
- Informal learning sheets
- Events for schools, families or adults
The scheme supports the ambitions of museums and archives to deliver engaging histories and stories to their visitors. This scheme requires the heritage partner to provide training and mentorship for the appointed student during the placement. The student will develop valuable skills and experiences while producing outputs of high research quality.
The scheme is open to museums and heritage organisations based in the UK.