The British Society for the History of Science Outreach and Education Committee offers grants of up to £200 to support education and outreach projects in the history of science.  These are currently awarded on a quarterly basis. The next upcoming deadline is November 15th, which is the final round for 2018.

These ‘project’ grants are intended to generate engagement with the history of science, technology and medicine by non-academic audiences. This might include, for example, supporting the costs of holding a public event, the creation of small public display, or the translation of research into educational resources. We are particularly keen to encourage projects that reach audiences that might be new to HoSTEM and those that take innovative formats.
So far in 2018 these grants have supported:
  • the creation of an interactive exhibit about the history of entomology that complemented a display on insects in fiction at the Story Museum, Oxford
  • research for a series of innovative unofficial tours of the Science Museum investigating queer histories of science
  • a classroom activity that will take research from the Darwin Correspondence Project to school children in Key Stages 2/3

If you are interested in applying for a grant then you will find the application form available at:

Please send your completed application form to Dr Elizabeth Haines – [email protected]. Please do get in touch if you have any queries about the scheme or would like to discuss a project proposal in advance of submitting an application. NB it isn’t necessary to complete funded activities in 2018, the funds can be carried over to support activities in early 2019.