British Society for the History of Science: Butler-Eyles Travel Grants

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Grant amount: Up to £250

Deadline: Rolling

Applicant type: Graduate Student Unaffiliated Researcher

Funding uses: Conference

Membership: Applicants must be a member of this organization to apply. Become a member.

Location of project: United Kingdom

Location of residency: Anywhere in the world

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The Butler-Eyles Fund provides support for students or independent scholars attending conferences organised or sponsored by the British Society for the History of Science. It makes grants (up to £250) towards travel costs, where those costs would not be covered by another institution or funding body. It does not make grants towards accommodation costs, as subsidies for accommodation are already built into the BSHS conference rates.

Francis H.C. Butler and Joan and Victor Eyles were founding members of the British Society for the History of Science in 1947. They all served on Council at various stages in the 1950s and 1960s, and F.H.C. Butler was the first secretary of the Society. The Butler-Eyles Fund derives from their bequests, and subsequent donations by members of the Society.

There are multiple cycles: candidates should apply by the registration deadline for the relevant conference.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Applicants must be currently registered for a postgraduate degree or be independent scholars.
  • Applicants must be members of the Society.
  • Applicants should make their best effort to travel in the most economical way within reason (booking trains and flights well in advance, for example)

You must be a member of this organization to apply for this award - become a member.


  • Preference will be given to those who are delivering papers at the conference