Homan Small Grant Scheme
In memory of Peter Homan, past BSHP President, pharmacist and pharmacy
historian, the British Society for the History of Pharmacy has
established a small grants programme intended to support a wide range of
pharmacy history activities. BSHP will award grants totalling £500 twice
- research including travel to
archives/museums, photography, buying books
- events and activities such as
providing speaker expenses for a pharmacy history lecturer to give a
talk at a school of pharmacy, or to pay for a group to visit a
pharmacy history collection
- engagement including funding towards
a pharmacy history display, the production of a podcast, or to
create a schools’ activity
- networking such as attendance at a
conference or lecture.
We expect applicants to use the grants
efficiently, for example making their best effort to travel in the most
economical way within reason.
Applications for funding must be made in advance of any activity. Grants
may not be used to cover expenditure that has already been incurred.
Grants are available to all UK residents -current BSHP committee members
are not eligible to apply. If the applicant is applying
on behalf of a team or institution, please ensure that contact details
of a named individual are provided. Re- applications may not be made for
the same project.
How to apply
We welcome applications for grants at any time.
Your proposal should be made using our
standard application form, with
requires the following information:
- Proposed activity requiring funding
including details of any key dates, intended outcomes and what the
grant would enable the applicant to achieve.
- Mention of any other application for
- Breakdown of proposed expenditure.
- Applicants also need to organise
that a short statement of support for your application to be
submitted by a referee.
The completed form should be emailed to
The decision-making process
The Grants Panel will meet every six
months, in June and December, to consider applications received during the preceding six-month
On receipt of an application, the applicant will be informed of the date
of the meeting at which their application will be considered.
All applicants will be notified of the result of their application
within 2 weeks of the Grants Panel meeting.
Successful applicants will be contacted and payment of the grant will be
Grants should be spent within 12 months, unless permission for an
extension is obtained from the grants panel.
A brief report is required within 3 months of the activity/project
completion. Details of activities funded by the grants will be included
BSHP’s Gazette, and where appropriate, submissions for the
Pharmaceutical Historian arising from grant-funded work would be
welcomed. Any publications or outputs that result from the grant should
include an acknowledgement of funding received from the British Society
for the History of Pharmacy.
- Emma-Leigh Crawshaw in support of
the Apothecary Expansion Project at the National Emergency Services
- Verity Smith in support of
pharmaceutical aspects of the development of a Creativity Gallery at
the National Civil War Centre, Newark Museum