CityLIS Study Awards: Hyams Bursary

A bursary of £3,500 is available for one MSc Information Science student. This bursary is given in memory of Montagu Hyams, a pioneer of scientific publishing and the online industry, and founder of Derwent Publications Ltd., now part of Thomson Reuter. Montagu (‘Monty’) Hyams was a research chemist who in the early 1950s began a service summarising new inventions. The business he founded grew into a leader in scientific information provision, best known for the database Derwent World Patents Index. A lifelong Londoner (1918-2013), his archive of correspondence and technical papers is also held by City, University of London.


  • The bursary will be awarded each year to one applicant for the MSc course in Information Science, and will be used to reduce the candidate’s fees.
  • Preference will be given to applicants with scientific qualifications or experience, particularly in the chemical or pharmaceutical sciences, and/or specific interests in scientific information handling.
  • Preference will also be given to applicants who are self-funding their studies. Home and overseas applicants are equally eligible, as are applicants for full-time and part-time study.

Eligible Courses

How to Apply

Applications for the bursary should be made at the same time as an application for a place on the course. Applicants can apply for the bursary by submitting a covering letter expressing their wish to be considered for the bursary.

Deadlines to Apply

Those wishing to be considered must apply by 31st July. Contact us by phone on +44 (0)20 7040 0248 or email if you would like to speak to us about the programme you have applied for.