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Paul Ferguson

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 Posted: Wed Mar 2nd, 2016 08:04 pm
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Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry Award Scheme 2016

Opening date: 1 March 2016
Closing date for applications: 31 May 2016

The Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry invites applications for its Award Scheme for 2016. SHAC offers two types of award: 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. It is expected that applicants will be advised of the outcome of their application by 31 July 2016. The Awards are most suitable for activities to be undertaken in the academic year October 2016 – September 2017.

The New Scholars Award is open to post-graduate students (both masters and doctoral students) and those who have obtained a PhD since 1 January 2011. Awards of up to £500 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 does 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 does not pay conference registration fees.

Subject Development Awards of up to £500 may be made to support activities such as 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 activities covered by the Awards do not have to occur in the in the UK, and that the Awards are open to members of the Society resident both in the UK and elsewhere.

Applicants must be members of the Society in good standing at the time of making an application, and, if successful, throughout the period of an award. For more information and application forms, please contact Membership enquiries should be made to

An activity report must be submitted at the end of the Award. This will usually be publicised in SHAC’s Chemical Intelligence newsletter.

For further details on SHAC’s activities please see

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