The Grattan-Guinness Archival Research Travel Grant

The Grattan-Guinness Archival Research Travel Grant

Sunday 2 October 2016

The estate of the late Professor Ivor Grattan-Guinness has established a limited number of career development grants to assist scholars in the early stages of their research careers in the fields of the history and philosophy of mathematics and logic as well as in the history of mathematics education and its bearing on contemporary problems.

Grattan-Guinness Archival Research Travel Grants are open to doctoral students or scholars with no more than six years of post-doctoral research in the history and/or philosophy of mathematics and/or logic and/or mathematics education. Grants will be made specifically to enable travel for research at an archive of the recipient’s choice. Grants are expected to contribute to, but not fully cover, the total cost of the proposed research project. Indeed, additional funding from other sources is highly recommended, as this grant is intended to assist with travel expenses, rather than to subsidize a research project in its entirety. Therefore submission of research proposals to other funding agencies does not affect their eligibility for a Grattan-Guinness Grant.

Further details:

1. All grants will be made on the basis of the merit of the proposal, with no regard to nationality, institutional affiliation, etc.

2. No grant will exceed 3,000 US dollars.

3. No grant will be made to support work carried out by undergraduates, master’s students, or scholars with more than six years of post-doctoral experience.

4. Publications, presentations, exhibits, or subsequent external funding resulting from work undertaken using this grant must acknowledge its support.

5. A final report summarizing the work undertaken with the support of the grant must be submitted to the administrators within sixty days of the proposed date of the project’s completion.

6. No grant will be made if no proposal received is deemed sufficiently meritorious.

7. Proposals must adhere to the following format:

  • Title Page: This should include the title of project, name of applicant, institution, country, date, and archive(s) to be visited.
  • Abstract: A concise summary of the main features of the proposal including the beginning and ending dates.
  • Background: A brief review of recent and/or current work on the proposed topic.
  • Objectives: Goals to be achieved by the research project.
  • Significance: How the archival visit will enhance or further the project.
  • Justification: How the project will contribute to the discipline of the history of mathematics, the philosophy of mathematics, the history of logic, the philosophy of logic, or the history of mathematics education.
  • Budget: A brief outline of proposed expenditure during the archival visit.
  • Previous Work: A brief summary of any prior research undertaken by the applicant.
  • Other Support: A statement of all current and pending financial support for the project.
  • References/Bibliography.

Applicants should also attach a Curriculum Vitae as a separate document and arrange for a confidential letter of recommendation from their research supervisor to be sent electronically to the e-mail address below.

8. Proposals must be limited to 3,000 words, excluding Title page and References/Bibliography. The proposal must be double-spaced and prepared with a 12-point font. Proposals that do not conform to these requirements will not be considered.

9. Proposals must be submitted electronically to the administrators at by 31 December 2016.

10. Applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application by 15 February 2017.