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Beckman Center Fellowships

The Beckman Center at the Science History Institute offers fellowships on an annual cycle for scholars whose research would benefit from the use of our collections. While in residence, fellows are expected to participate in regular informal writing groups, give at least one lecture, and more generally contribute to the vitality of our fellowship community.

Deadline: 

Monday, January 31, 2022

Interests: 

Othmer Library Travel Grants

The Othmer Library offers travel grants for periods of up to two weeks for research using our primary research materials. Travel grants are $750 per week and are intended to help defray the costs of travel and accommodation. Applicants must currently reside more than 75 miles from Philadelphia in order to be eligible.

The Role of Tacit Knowledge in Scientific Experimentation

Experimental historian of science, Professor Pamela Smith will lead a team of international interdisciplinary experts and students in the reenactment of experiments that were conducted during the scientific revolution. In 2014-15, the focus will be metalworking and portrait medal casting; in 2015-16, on pigment making and painting; and in 2016-17, on varnish making. These laboratory seminars lay out a new model for collaboration between the humanities and sciences, demonstrating the reciprocal effects of bringing historical research to bear on laboratory activities and vice versa.

Library Short Term Resident Research Fellowship

To support a fellowship of one to two months at the American Philosophical Society in Philadelphia.

Deadline: 

Friday, March 4, 2022

Long-Term Pre-Doctoral Fellowships

To support doctoral research in Native American and Indigenous Research, Early American History, and the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine.

Deadline: 

Monday, February 14, 2022

Short-Term Fellowships

To support month long fellowships at the library, with access to the Historical Society of Pennsylvania as well.

Deadline: 

Tuesday, March 1, 2022

Albert M. Greenfield Foundation Dissertation Fellowship

To support a residential fellowship at the library for dissertation research. The fellowship may be for an academic year or a semester.

Deadline: 

Tuesday, March 1, 2022

Long-term fellowships

To support fellowships of nine to twelve months at the Huntington Library in California.

Deadline: 

Monday, November 15, 2021

Short Term Residential Fellowships

To support fellowships for the academic year at Huntington Library in Calfornia.

Deadline: 

Monday, November 15, 2021

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