The Lisa Jardine Grant Scheme

The Lisa Jardine Grant Scheme 2019/2020

Do you want to complete a research study in the field of intellectual history? If so, you can apply for the Lisa Jardine Grant Scheme funded by the Royal Society.

The award is designed to the UK and international applicants and offers the opportunity for early-career scholars. The scheme encourages junior researchers in the humanities and arts and provides financial support for the session 2019/20

This scheme will provide an amount of Up to £2,000 per month to a maximum of 3 months for travel and living expenses while attending the Royal Society collections.


Applicants must be either:

  • Researchers holding PhDs awarded within the last ten years, in early research positions at universities and other eligible organisations (e.g. museums, galleries). The applicant must hold a permanent or fixed-term contract for the duration of the award in an eligible organisation
  • Doctoral candidates with at least one year’s experience towards thesis stage
  • PhD students are encouraged to apply but are advised to begin with smaller, exploratory visit travel grants (see below), before submitting a larger proposal especially if their research is at an early stage of development.
  • All activities must be on a subject combining the humanities and the natural sciences. This includes, but is not limited to intellectual history, cultural history, history of science, philosophy of science, history of art, and historical geography. The scheme places special emphasis on Early Modern science and European networks of the period.
  • The UK and international applications are welcomed. Scholars based in non-UK organizations are required to incorporate research at The Royal Society as part of any proposal.
  • Both the UK and international applicants applying for subsistence grants for extended research trips (1-3 months) must incorporate research at the Royal Society collections as part of their proposal.

How to Apply

Applications should be made through the Royal Society’s grant management system Flexi-Grant. Please read the full terms and conditions before applying for or accepting a grant. Applicants must complete the application form through an online portal.

This scheme is open to applications until 3 pm on August 29, 2019.

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