BSHS Singer Prize 2020

Type: Prize

Name: Singer Prize

Location: n/a

Application Deadline: April 30, 2020

Sponsoring Institution: British Society for the History of Science


The British Society for the History of Science is delighted to invite submissions for the Singer Prize 2020.  The prize, of up to £500, is awarded every two years to the writer of an essay outstanding in research, novelty and expression, based on original research into any aspect of the history of science, technology or medicine. The prize is intended for recent entrants to the profession. Candidates must be registered for a postgraduate degree or have been awarded such in the five years prior to the closing date (30 April 2020).  All nationalities are welcome.

Essays must not exceed 8,000 words and should be submitted in English.  They should adhere to BJHS guidance to authors in all respects. The prize may be awarded to the writer of one outstanding essay, or may be awarded to two or more entrants. Publication in the British Journal for the History of Science will be at the discretion of the Editor. Essays under consideration elsewhere or in press are not eligible.

An announcement of the winning essay will be made in the BSHS President’s Newsletter (sent to all members) and then on the BSHS website. The author may well be asked to give a lecture based on its contents at the BSHS Annual Conference or on another mutually convenient occasion. Please send in your submissions here by the deadline of 30 April 2020.

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Posted: January 14, 2020