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Brooke Hindle Postdoctoral Fellowship in the History of Technology Fellowship

///Brooke Hindle Postdoctoral Fellowship in the History of Technology Fellowship

Brooke Hindle Postdoctoral Fellowship in the History of Technology Fellowship

Brooke Hindle Postdoctoral Fellowship in the History of Technology Fellowship Deadline: 2009-04-15

The Brooke Hindle Postdoctoral Fellowship in the History of Technology honors the contribution of Brooke Hindle to the work of the Society for the History of Technology and is made possible thanks to the generosity of his family.
The fellowship is for $10,000 and may be used, as further detailed below, for any purpose connected with research or writing in the history of technology for a period of not less than four months during the year following the award.

Applicants must hold a doctorate in the history of technology or a related field, normally awarded within the preceding four years, or expect to have graduated by the time of the award. (Those who graduated earlier and can demonstrate good reason why they should be considered as being at an early stage in their postdoctoral career—e.g., because of family commitments—may apply at the discretion of the committee chair.) Other awards may be held in conjunction with the Fellowship.

The proposal must be in a field related to the history of technology. Applicants should be intending either to prepare a dissertation for publication as articles or as a monograph, whether or not this involves fresh primary research, or to develop a new project based on primary research.

Applications must be in English. Please send a copy to each of the members of the committee, preferably by email, by April 15, 2009.

For those expecting to graduate, the application must include:
1. A 2500–word (maximum) summary of the dissertation and a sample chapter (no more than 50 pages)
2. A plan of work (1000–1500 words) for the period of the fellowship
3. Two letters of recommendation, one from a scholar not on the applicant’s dissertation committee or thesis advisory panel, and one as appropriate from the chair of the dissertation committee or the thesis supervisor, certifying that the applicant will complete the dissertation by the deadline and explaining the dissertation’s strengths.

For those holding the doctoral degree and intending to publish their dissertation as articles or a book, the application should include:
1. A 2500–word (maximum) summary of the dissertation and a sample chapter (no more than 50 pages)
2. A plan of work (1000–1500 words) for the period of the fellowship
3. Two letters of recommendation. For applicants in full-time employment, one letter must include confirmation that an appropriate period of release will be granted. Ideally, the second letter should come from a colleague outside the employing institution.

Applicants are strongly urged to also submit copies of letters of interest from potential publishers or similar supporting material.

For those holding the doctoral degree and working towards a new project beyond the dissertation, the application should include:
1. A 2500–word (maximum) summary of the dissertation and a statement concerning published work derived from it
2. An outline (2500–5000 words) of the new project’s focus, relevant literature, source material, and a plan of work for the period of the fellowship
3. Two letters of recommendation. For applicants in full-time employment, one letter must include confirmation that an appropriate period of release will be granted. Ideally, the second letter should come from a colleague outside the employing institution.

2009 Hindle Fellowship Committee:

Daniel Holbrook (chair)
Department of History
Marshall University
One John Marshall Drive
Huntington WV 25755
304-696-2417
[email protected]

Eric Schatzberg
7129 Sewell Social Sciences Bldg.
1180 Observatory Drive
Madison, WI 53706-1393
[email protected]

Ann Johnson
Department of History
University of South Carolina
Columbia, South Carolina 29208
[email protected]

For more information, please contact the committee chair or Amy Bix, SHOT Secretary, 515.294.8469, [email protected].

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