Notes and Records of the Royal Society Essay Award

This is open to young researchers in the history of science who have completed a postgraduate degree within the last five years.

The unpublished essay, based on original research, should relate to aspects of the history of science covered by the journal (see )

The winning entry will be chosen by the Notes and Records Editorial Board using the journal’s standard criteria for selection (i.e. excellence and interest to a wide audience) and will be published in the journal.

The award is to consist of:

*       A cash prize of £500

*       Publication of the winning entry in Notes and Records

*       A year’s subscription to Notes and Records

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Deadline for submission of essay is 31st March 2010

Terms and conditions

The essay should be no more than 8000 words in length, including references, and should reflect the style guidelines of the journal.

It should not be under consideration for publication elsewhere. It must be written in English.

The essay must be submitted electronically to [email protected]

The submission must be accompanied by a covering message confirming the postgraduate degree title and where and when it was awarded.

Entries will be subject to the normal standards of refereeing and editorial review.

There will be a single prize-winner and no runners-up. However, authors other than the winner may be invited to publish their work in Notes and Records, if the judges of the essay award and the editorial board consider such work to be of sufficient quality.

If no essay is deemed of a suitable standard, no award will be made. The judges’ decision will be final.