The SHAC Award Scheme
SHAC offers two types of award: support for research into the history of chemistry or history of alchemy by New Scholars and support for Subject Development of either history of chemistry or history of alchemy. The deadline for either award is usually at the end of May.
The New Scholars Award is open to post-graduate students (both masters and doctoral students) and those who have obtained a PhD within five years of 1 January of the year in which the application is made. Awards of up to £1000 will be made to cover research expenses, including travel, accommodation, subsistence, the reproduction of documents, and library fees. Applications may also include the costs of reproducing images for publication. The scheme will not fund the purchase of equipment or course fees.
In addition, post-graduate students only may apply for the costs of travel to conferences and accommodation, but only in order to give a paper. The scheme will not pay conference registration fees.
An activity report needs to be submitted at the end of the Award. This will be publicised in the Chemical Intelligence newsletter.
Subject Development Awards of up to £1000 will be made to support activities including, but not limited to, seminars, workshops, colloquia, lecture series, conference sessions, conferences, exhibitions and outreach activities that support either the history of chemistry or history of alchemy as academic subjects.
Please note that awards do not have to be held in the UK.
Only members of the Society, both those in the UK and those overseas, may apply. Members must be in good standing at the time of making an application, and, if successful, throughout the period of an award. For more information, and an application form, please contact the Hon. Secretary, Dr A. M. Roos, email@example.com. Membership enquiries should be made to the Hon. Treasurer, John Perkins, firstname.lastname@example.org.
SHAC Award Scheme 2012 Recipients
The SHAC Award Scheme for 2012 funded five applicants:
Miss Katherine Allen of Wolfson College, Oxford.
Dr Ignacio Miguel Pascual Valderrama of the Spanish Council for Scientific Research.
Mr. John Stewart of the University of Oklahoma.
Mr. Vangelis Koutalis of the University of Ioannina.
Subject Development Awards: Professor Hasok Chang, AD-HOC
SHAC Award Scheme 2011 Recipients
The successful applicants for the SHAC Award Scheme 2011 were:
Dr Malika Basu – (New Scholars Award) – Support for research trip Read the Report
Mr Samir Boumediene (New Scholars Award) – Support for research trip “Appropriating the Remedies of the Spanish New World 1570-1750″
Ms Julia Bursten (New Scholars Award) – Support for attendance at conference and research trip
Ms Victoria Cambranes (New Scholars Award) – Support for conference attendance “Reinterpreting the Aurora Consurgens: The Hieros Gamos Theme in Early Medieval Alchemy” Read the Report
Miss Georgiana Hedesan (New Scholars Award) – Support for research trip
Dr Vangelis Koutalis (New Scholars Award) – Support for research trip
Ms Elena Serrano (New Scholars Award) – Support for research trip
Professor Hasok Chang (Subject Development Award) – Continued support of Ad Hoc Cambridge and London
Dr Lauren Kassell (Subject Development Award) – Support for Conference – “Alchemy and Medicine from Antiquity to the Enlightenment”.
SHAC Award Scheme 2010 Recipients
The successful applicants for the SHAC Award Scheme 2010 were:
Dr Leslie Tomory (New Scholars Award) – Support for production of monograph – Progressive Enlightenment: the origins of the gaslight inustry 1780–1820 Read the Report
Dr Peter Forshaw (Subject Development Award) – Alchemy – Between Science and Religion: A Thesis Workshop Read the Report
Professor Hasok Chang (Subject Development Award) – Development and Support of Ad Hoc Cambridge.
SHAC Award Scheme 2009 Recipients
The successful applicants for the SHAC Award Scheme 2009 were:
Dr Danielle Fauque (Subject Development Award) of GHDSC, Paris – The Historical Printed Collections of the Maison de la Chimie at Orsay.
Arjan Linthorst (New Scholars Award) of Maastricht University – The History and Scientific Development of Green Chemistry. Linthorst Report
Dr Ximi Guillem-Llobat (New Scholars Award) of University of Valencia – New Sites for a New Concept of Pure Food: Municipal Laboratories in France and Spain (1878-1910). Guillem-Llobat report
Miss Jennifer Rampling (New Scholars Award) of Cambridge University – Alchemical Manuscripts in Viennese Archives.Rampling report
M Ronei Mocellin (New Scholars Award) of Universite Paris Ouest – The Development of the Course of Chemistry of Guyton de Morveau in Dijon. Mocellin report
Ms Efthymia Priki (New Scholars Award) of University of Glasgow – The Archives of Bibliotheca Philosophica Hermetica in Amsterdam. Priki report