The Royal Society of Edinburgh's Auber Bequest (Potential Funding Opportunity)
Reference Number: R114
As a result of a generous Bequest from the widow of a former Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, Dr Lewis Auber, the Council is pleased to be able to offer assistance for the furtherance of academic research, in any of its branches, through the "Auber Bequest" award.
The Awards will be for a period of not more than two years and will not normally exceed £3000 in total. In exceptional circumstances applicants who have recently arrived in the United Kingdom may be considered for an Award of greater value to assist them in re-establishing their research activities. Depending on the actual level and period of the Award, this may be paid on a quarterly or half-yearly basis.
The number of awards offered varies, but awards are only given every 2 years.
Academic Criteria: Applicants should be bona fide scholars engaged in academic research (but not industrial research). Applications can be from any subject area.
Residency: Applicants should:
(a) be naturalised British citizens or desire to acquire British nationality;
(b) be over sixty years of age;
(c) reside in Scotland or England;
The Awards are open to all nationalities provided applicants had to apply for British citizenship. Applicants from the Commonwealth must not at birth have had dual nationality.
How to Apply
Application form: Available upon request from and should be returned to;
The Research Awards Manager
Royal Society of Edinburgh
22-26 George Street
A statement, not exceeding one page of A4, expanding on the synopsis of the proposed research may be submitted with the application form.
The Auber Bequest Award is operated on a biennial basis.
Additional Information can be found at the Royal Society of Edinburgh's website.