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Openings for Visiting Researcher

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Openings for Visiting Researcher

Openings for Visiting Researchers at the Science Museum, London

Visiting Research Fellowships, 2010-2011

This is an exciting opportunity to carry out research on the unparalleled collections of the Science Museum, London. To mark the centenary of its founding as an independent museum in 1909, the Science Museum is offering Visiting Research Fellowships for advanced research on its scientific, technological and medical collections and the Science Museum Library. These research fellowships will be particularly valuable for academics on sabbatical leave or independent scholars with other sources of income.

The Science Museum has the largest and most significant collections relating to science, technology and medicine. With over 300,000 objects in its care, the Science Museum has particular strengths in the history of western science, technology and medicine since 1700. This collection is supported by the books, journals and archives which are available in the Science Museum Library.

The Science Museum’s research programme has the aim of promoting scholarly research which furthers our understanding of the development of science, technology and medicine. The museum is not constrained by disciplinary boundaries and will welcome applications from scholars across the whole spectrum of academic endeavour. Applicants are at liberty to propose any topic which makes good use of the Science Museum’s collections.

If you have any queries (or need any additional information) please contact Peter Morris at [email protected].

For further details, visit the webpage:

http://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/about_us/about_the_museum/research/sm_re…

And for the answers to frequently asked questions see

http://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/about_us/about_the_museum/research/Fello…

Science Museum Visiting Research Fellowship

Stipend £16,000 for eight months

The award for this Fellowship is for eight months to cover accommodation and subsistence. Reasonable travel costs and research expenses will be refunded up to a maximum of £2,000.

The exact timing of the fellowship will be by arrangement, but will take place between May 2010 and March 2011.

Applicants should send the museum their curriculum vitae, which should show their educational background, qualifications and major publications, with a covering letter, which should give the title of the proposed research, a brief explanation of why this research is appropriate for this Fellowship, and the names and addresses of two academic referees, preferably by email. Applicants should send a copy of their application to their chosen referees before submission, asking their referees to comment on the professional knowledge of the applicant and the contribution the proposed research would make to scholarship. They should tell their referees to send their references, preferably by email, to the address below by Friday 5th March 2010. Applicants should also send an outline of the proposed research, not to exceed three pages of A4, with a timetable for its completion and proposals for the dissemination of the research. As there will not be a formal interview, applicants should ensure that they provide all the information needed to make a decision. A reprint of a recent scholarly publication would be helpful but is not essential.

The deadline for applications is Friday 26th February 2010. They should be sent to [email protected] or to:

Dr Peter J T Morris

NMSI Head of Research

Science Museum

London SW7 2DD

All candidates will be informed by email if they have been successful by the beginning of April 2010. Please ensure you include a current email address with your application if you wish to be informed.

Science Museum Short-Term Research Fellowship

Stipend £2,000 per month for a maximum of three months

The award for this Fellowship is £2,000 per month for a maximum of three months to cover travel, accommodation and subsistence. The exact timing of the fellowship will be by arrangement, but will take place between May 2010 and March 2011.

Applicants should send the museum their curriculum vitae, which should show their educational background, qualifications and major publications, with a covering letter, which should give the title of the proposed research, a brief explanation of why this research is appropriate for this Fellowship, and the names and addresses of two academic referees. Applicants should send a copy of their application to their chosen referees before submission, asking their referees to comment on the professional knowledge of the applicant and the contribution the proposed research would make to scholarship. They should tell their referees to send their references to the address below by Friday 5th March 2010. Applicants should also send an outline of the proposed research, not to exceed three pages of A4, with a timetable for its completion and proposals for the dissemination of the research. As there will not be a formal interview, applicants should ensure that they provide all the information needed to make a decision. A reprint of a recent scholarly publication would be helpful but is not essential.

The deadline for applications is Friday 26th February 2010. They should be sent to [email protected] or to:

Dr Peter J T Morris

NMSI Head of Research

Science Museum

London SW7 2DD

All successful candidates will be informed by email by the beginning of April 2010. Please ensure you include a current email address with your application.

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