The Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry invites applications for its award scheme for 2012.  Two types of award are

available: 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.


The New Scholars Award is open to post-graduate students (both masters and doctoral students) and those who have obtained a PhD within five years of 1 January of the year in which the application is made.

Awards of up to £1000 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 will 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 will not pay conference registration fees.


Subject Development awards of up to £1000 will be made to support activities including, but not limited to, 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 awards do not have to be held in the UK.


Only members of the Society, both those in the UK and those overseas, may apply.  Members must be in good standing at the time of making an application, and, if successful, throughout the period of an award.

For more information, and an application form, please contact the Hon Secretary to the Society, Dr A.M. Roos at [email protected]


Membership enquiries to the Hon Treasurer of the Society, John Perkins at [email protected]


Closing date for applications: 31 May 2012


For further information on the Society and its activities, including a list of previous holders of awards and their research topics, visit our website,