The Lisa Jardine Grant Scheme For International Researchers by The Royal Society, UK

The Lisa Jardine Grant Scheme is designed to offer the opportunity for early-career scholars to exploit the history of science collections, including the Royal Society’s own, in support of their research in the field of intellectual history. 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.

Subject of Study:

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.

Duration of the Scholarship: Awards provide a maximum of 3 months financial support which must be used within a 12 month period.


Selected candidates for The Lisa Jardine Grant Scheme are provided with,

  1. Research subsistence grants up to £2,000 per month to a maximum of 3 months, for travel and living expenses while attending the Royal Society collections and other, nearby scholarly collections.
  2. Travel Grants Up to £2,000 for international travel to any relevant research destination, for short exploratory research trips (no more than 1 month) or one-off event attendance.


Eligibility Requirements:

To be eligible to apply for The Lisa Jardine Grant Scheme offered by The Royal Society London, applicants must be

  1. Doctoral candidates with at least one year’s experience towards thesis stage.
  2. Researchers holding PhDs awarded within the last ten years, in early research positions at universities and other eligible organizations (e.g. museums, galleries).
  3. Applicants from all countries outside of the UK in addition to applications from UK-based scholars can apply for the grant.

How to apply:

Here is the application process to apply for The Lisa Jardine Grant Scheme offered by The Royal Society, London.

  1. Applicants must register in the online portal and submit the applications via the Royal Society’s Grants and Awards management system (Flexi-Grant®)
  2. Applications require two references and submission approval from your organisation which must be completed before the closing deadline.
  3. 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
  4. Applicants are not permitted to submit more than one application per round but can apply for both international travel and research visit subsistence costs in the same application.

Assessment Process:

Eligible applications will be considered by a panel of independent experts and applicants will be notified of the outcome 6-8 weeks after the round closes.


Email: [email protected]


Visit the official website for more information about The Lisa Jardine Grant Scheme.

Applicants must check the eligibility criteria before submitting the online application form.

It is important to refer to the scheme notes to know in detail about the eligibility requirements, application process and grants provided.


The Royal Society is a Fellowship of the world's most eminent scientists and is the oldest scientific academy in continuous existence.. We are the independent scientific academy of the UK, dedicated to promoting excellence in science for the benefit of humanity. The Society’s fundamental purpose, reflected in its founding Charters of the 1660s, is to recognize, promote, and support excellence in science and to encourage the development and use of science for the benefit of humanity. The Royal Society provides grants and fellowships for outstanding researchers in the UK and internationally.

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