The British Society for the History of Science operates the following grants schemes:

  • Master’s Degree Bursariesup to 3 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 following academic year. The deadline is 12 June annually. 
  • Research Grants: small grants for specific research purposes, from £50 to £500. There are two cycles per year. Only members of the Society are eligible. Deadlines: 30 September and 31 March each year.
  • Butler-Eyles Travel Grants: grants of up to £250 to assist with the travel costs of attending a BSHS conference. This grant is open to independent scholars and student members of the Society only. There are multiple cycles: candidates should apply by the registration deadline for the relevant conference.
  • Care Grants: grants of up to £100 towards delegates’ care arrangements during the BSHS Annual Conference.
  • Conference Grants: The Society also supports the organisation of conferences, workshops and other events on any aspect of the history of science broadly conceived but not through these grants schemes. For more details of the support available to conference organisers see BSHS Support for Events and also our main Conferences and Outreach pages.
  • Engagement Fellowships: 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 undertake.
  • OEC Project Grants: grants of up to £200 to those organising activities or events that take research on the history of science, technology and medicine to new audiences. 
  • Undergraduate Dissertation Archive Grants: grants of up to £250 to support undergraduates carrying out archival research on a topic related to history of science, technology or medicine for their dissertation.  

Please note that grant income is usually treated as taxable income. It is your responsibility, as the recipient, to make any necessary declarations to HMRC or the relevant authorities