We are offering 10 bursaries of up to £100 to assist those without a permanent paid role to continue researching. These funds are to enable applicants to purchase items required to carry out their research in the field of the social history of medicine, which they are currently unable to do, due to a loss of funds/work contracts, or lack of access to libraries. This may be, but not limited to, purchasing books, accessing vital online resources, attending online training, and obtaining vital technology and equipment.
To be eligible, you must be a current member of SSHM, without a permanent paid role. This includes scholars at all stages of their careers, but preference will be given to members with limited funds or time left for their PhD or contract, and whose contracts may have been impacted by the current pandemic.
Applications should be submitted by 5pm on Friday 20 November 2020 and applicants will be notified with a decision within 2 weeks of this deadline. For our records we will ask for scanned receipts to indicate how the money was spent in order to be able to claim expenses. We also ask that successful candidates supply a short entry for the SSHM Gazette, detailing how the bursary assisted with research.
Completed application forms should be sent electronically to the SSHM Office: email@example.com