The Singer Prize, of up to £300, is awarded by the BSHS every two years to the writer of an unpublished essay based in original research into any aspect of the history of science, technology or medicine. The Prize is intended for younger scholars or recent entrants into the profession. The Prize may be awarded to the writer of one outstanding essay, or may be awarded to two or more entrants. The Prize will usually be presented at the BSHS annual conference and the Society will contribute towards the winner's travel expenses for attending the meeting.
The Singer Prize for 2004 was awarded to Dr Claire Brock, who has recently taken up a post at the University of Leicester, for her essay "The Public Worth of Mary Somerville."