The John Blair Trust Application form

The John Blair Trust
Charity No SC 026541

The Trust is a registered charity established in 1995 by the British Society for the History of Medicine and the Scottish Society of the History of Medicine. John Blair had been President of both Societies and had played a major role in organising meetings whose financial success led to the formation of the Trust.
The purpose of the Trust is “The promotion of the study of the history of medicine by undergraduate students of medicine and allied sciences”.
The Trustees invite applications from undergraduates in medicine and allied sciences throughout the UK, for grants-in-aid, up to £150, to enable them to pursue their studies in the history of medicine. Such applications might include funding for necessary photocopying, research fees and any other incidental or enabling expenses.
When considering applications the Trustees wish to see evidence that appropriate preparatory work has been done on the project. This should include a summary of the proposed project. Applicants should provide detailed costings of anticipated expenses (eg ‘Photocopying x pages @ y pence per page). Research fees should be accompanied by a note of the fees charged by the relevant archive.
As projects with locally available sources are favoured, applications for travel to other centres must be accompanied by confirmation that the material to be studied is not available locally or online. These applications should specify the journeys and the relevant standard class railfare or road mileage.

Application form for funding
Part 1



Email address

University/Medical School

Course of study (eg Medicine, History of medicine)

Name, position, address and email of supervisor of project

Application form for funding
Part 2

Title of Project

Summary of project (less than 250 words)

Project dates (ie when research will be undertaken, submission date)

Sources to be used (eg libraries, archives)

Funding applied for

Nature of expenses Anticipated cost (£)

Total funding applied for……………………………………………..£________

Date of application

Completed forms should be sent, either by post, or by email to:
Sue Weir, Chairman of Trustees, The John Blair Trust,
Greensand Cottage, Seale, Farnham, Surrey, GU10 1HP.