The Moran Award for History of Science Research is aimed at postgraduate students and early career researchers with expertise in the history of Australian science. The award is AU$5000 (increased from $2,500 last year) that can be used towards the researcher’s travel and accommodation costs for accessing archives that record the history of science in Australia.
Note: While the awardee will still be requested to undertake their research and travels by the end of 2021, this may be extended depending on the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic travel restrictions.
Applications can be made through the Academy website via the link: https://www.science.org.au/moran-history-science-research-award.
Below is a summary of the award. Further information can be found at the website link above or through our Frequently Asked Questions. For any other questions or concerns, please contact Farhana Raman firstname.lastname@example.org or the awards team at email@example.com. A story on the 2019 awardee Dr Ruth Morgan can be found here.
- The 2020 award is open to candidates from all genders; applications from female researchers are highly encouraged by the Academy
- Award amount: AUD5,000 towards travel and accommodation costs to access archives that record the history of Australian science
- normally available to undertake their research and travels by the end of 2021 – this may be extended, depending on the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic travel restrictions
The candidate must:
- have expertise in the history of Australian science
- provide evidence of qualifications, a summary of professional/research experience and publications/presentations in the field along with two referee reports
- provide a brief outline of the proposed project and the archives to be consulted
- Applicants can only receive funding from the same research or travelling research award once in a three-calendar year period
- Applicants may apply for more than one award but can only receive one Academy travelling or research award per calendar year.
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