The Falconer 150 research grant offers up to £1500 to support academic research that focuses upon the life and work of Hugh Falconer (1808-1865), botanist and palaeontologist. It is offered by the Friends of the Falconer Museum to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Falconer Museum in Forres, Moray. The museum is named after two brothers born in Forres: Alexander Falconer and Hugh Falconer FRS.
The Falconer 150 research grant will be awarded in 2022 to an academic researcher working in a field of study that sheds light on Hugh Falconer’s life and scientific work. Eligible research strands include Botany, Geology, Palaeontology, Palaeoanthropology, Evolutionary science, History of science and the philosophy of Victorian science, History and historical biography, India and Colonialism.
Eligible candidates are scholars at a UK university conducting original research for Undergraduate dissertation, Master’s dissertation, PhD thesis including at least one substantial chapter focused upon Hugh Falconer (the grant to be awarded to a student engaged in the second or third year of research). Applications may also be considered by post-doctoral researchers or members of academic staff conducting relevant research for publication as a monograph, substantial article, or chapter.
The closing date is 31 October 2022. For further details, including the application form, see the Friends' website at: http://falconermuseum.co.uk/falconer-150-research-grant/
The Friends of the Falconer Museum is an independent group (OSCR registered charity: SC023649) set up to support and promote the museum, which is owned and run by Moray Council. The museum closed in late 2019 for winter, and has not reopened since, as funding has been cut. Further details on the museum and the 150th anniversary activities organised by the Friends are on the Friends' website.