This scheme is now closed. The information below is for reference only. This will be updated when the new call is announced.
The Royal Society Research Grants scheme aims to increase the availability of specialised equipment and essential consumable materials, and to support essential field research. It also provides support for research in the history of science or to assist with publication of scholarly works in the history of science.
All applicants must hold a PhD or be of equivalent standing in their profession and be within the first 5 years of the start date of their first permanent or limited-tenured academic position. Non-tenured researchers and retired scientists may apply for research support and publication support grants if the application is in the history of science field and the applicant works in association with an eligible institution.
The scheme covers all areas of the life and physical sciences, including engineering, but excluding clinical medicine. Applications within the history of science field will also be accepted.
The scheme provides a grant of up to £15,000 (incl. VAT) for the purchase of specialised equipment, essential consumable materials and services, and travel and subsistence for essential field research. The grant is for a maximum period of 12 months. Applicants in the History of Science category can also apply for up to £5,000 to assist with publication of scholarly works.
Applications must be submitted via e-GAP.
Closing date: WAS 12 June 2012