31 August 2018 (3 pm UK time) ( For Round 1).

31 December 2018 (3 pm UK time) ( For Round 2 which will open in 1 October 2018 ).


London, UK.

(Paid Opportunity)


The Lisa Jardine Grant Scheme.

The Lisa Jardine Grant Scheme is designed to offer the opportunity for early career scholars to exploit history of science collections, including the Royal Society’s own, in support of their research in the field of intellectual history.The scheme encourages junior researchers in the humanities and arts to seek to expand their interests in history of science and related interdisciplinary studies by travelling in order to use archival resources and to build relationships with the Royal Society and other institutions.

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Grants are intended to encourage the free movement of researchers across disciplines and countries and to stimulate academics studying intellectual history to consider science in their research. Applicants are encouraged to look at the Royal Society’s strategic objectives, in order to be able to demonstrate how their research might further these general goals, but applications will be judged on the strength of their academic content in intellectual history, history of science and related disciplines. Special consideration will be given to topics that were of interest to Professor Jardine, notably in seventeenth century studies.

Successful applicants will be informed about 4 weeks after the application closing date. Research can commence immediately after applicants have been notified of success.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

Humanities & Natural sciences.

  • Intellectual history.
  • Cultural history.
  • History of science.
  • Philosophy of science.
  • History of art.
  • Historical geography.
  • Early Modern science.
  • European networks of the period.

Required Languages


Eligible Countries


Program Period

Maximum 3 months.

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

-Applicants must be either:

  • Doctoral candidates with at least one year’s experience towards thesis stage.
  • 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 be within ten years of completing a PhD at a recognised academic institution, or, if still studying, have completed a minimum of one year of their doctoral placement.
  • The applicant must hold a permanent or fixed term contract for the duration of the award in an eligible organisation, usually a University department, a library, museum, gallery or other non-profit heritage organisation. Ineligible organisations include industrial, private and commercial organisations, university spin-out companies, and governmental bodies.
  • The applicant should provide proof that any institution they intend to travel to for research under the grant approves of the proposed study visit, usually by an official letter from the Head of Department. This is not necessary for applicants intending to conduct their research at the Royal Society.
  • Applications must be completed by the applicant using the Royal Society Flexi-Grant® application portal.
  • Applicants are not permitted to submit more than one application per round.

For further details about the Eligibility Requirements click here.

Opportunity Cost

(Paid Opportunity)

The standard programme is available in two parts: firstly for travel and subsistence within the UK in order to study at length within the Royal Society’s collections and other related institutions; secondly for short study visits travelling to/from all countries outside the UK for the purpose of conference attendance, workshop, research or other academic visits in order to strengthen applicant’s knowledge and academic networks. The funding available is dependent upon the length of the visit. Applicants may request one or both of the following:

  • Up to £2,000 per month to a maximum of 3 months, for travel and living expenses while attending the Royal Society Library and nearby scholarly collections.
  • Up to £2,000 for international travel to any relevant research destination.

If applying for both the panel may decide to award one or both.

How to Apply

First Step: Register from here.

  • Enter your mail and press Continue.
  • Fill the following (Title, First name, 
  • Agree with Privacy and fair collection policy.
  • Press start “Lisa Jardine History of Science Award 2018”.
  • Check that you read and understood The Lisa Jardine Grant Scheme instructions.
  • Fill Contact Information & Diversity Monitoring Questions.

Second Step: Fill the following pages:

  • Eligibility Criteria.
  • Contact Details.
  • Career Summary.
  • Research Proposal.
  • Financial Details.

Third Step: Make invitation for two individuals (including your Head of Department and nominated referee) to provide supporting statements .

Note: All applicants applying to the Royal Society will be required to submit an ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) identifier before their application will be accepted for submission. ORCID maintains a registry of unique researcher identifiers and a transparent method of linking research funding, research publications, research data and any other research outputs to these unique identifiers. This is a mandatory requirement at the application submission stage only. You can register for an ORCID identifier from Here

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This Scholarship Published by:
Hussein Ahmed/ Egypt 

Reviewed by” Alaa Faramawy/ Egypt

And ” Salma Merhabi/ Lebanon
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