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 2014-15.
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, or an age limit. Non-members of the Society are welcome to apply.
Applications should be made using the form provided (download from http://www.bshs.org.uk/grants/masters-degree-bursaries), 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 protected] with the subject ‘master’s bursaries’. The deadline is 30 June 2014 (there will not be a September round this year). The applicant should ask two referees to send their supporting statements directly to the Executive Secretary, using the forms provided, to [email protected].
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.