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Lisa Jardine Grants allow researchers valuable access to Royal Society and nearby collections

Six years on from its creation, the Royal Society’s Lisa Jardine Grants scheme returns for another competition. The aim is the same as for previous rounds: to help humanities and arts researchers, especially those at the start of their careers, expand their interests in history of science and related fields through access to archival resources and relationship building with the Royal Society and nearby scholarly institutions. The current round’s deadline is 5 March and there will be a further round this year, with a deadline on 10 October.

Two kinds of grants are on offer and applicants can apply for both. Research subsistence grants are worth up to £2,000 per month for a maximum of three months, for travel and living expenses while visiting the collections. Travel Grants are also worth up to £2,000 and cover international travel to any relevant research destination, for exploratory research trips of less than one month, or one-off event attendance. UK-based applicants can use Travel Grants to travel abroad while those linked to non-UK organisations may only apply to travel to the UK. They are also required to incorporate research at the Royal Society as part of their Travel Grant proposal.

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