The Chemical Heritage Foundation (CHF) have pre- and postdoctoral fellowships available for research on the history of chemistry

After this year’s successful expansion of its extensive fellowship program, the Chemical Heritage Foundation (CHF) is happy to announce the start of the 2009-10 competition. Generous pre- and postdoctoral fellowships are available for research on the history of chemistry, broadly construed. Fellowships are available for periods of 1 to 9 months, and will be spent in residence at CHF in Philadelphia; there are travel grants available for shorter research projects.

Projects funded in the past range from the history of Arabic alchemy and agricultural improvement to nanotechnology, pharmaceutical industry and trans fats. Research proposals detailing the importance of CHF’s wide-ranging collections for the proposed project will be considered with particular care. During the fellowship tenure, CHF fellows form a vital part of CHF’s intellectual life, with opportunities to publish in the ‘Chemical Heritage Magazine’, and to join conferences, talks, seminars and social events.

Details about the fellowships and the present fellow community at CHF and the application process, the online application form and fellowship FAQs may be found on our new, improved fellowship webpage: **

. Our collections and other areas of CHF can be explored via our general webpage,

. The application deadline is 15 February 2009.

Further questions? Please contact Mr Ronald Brashear, Ms Ashley Augustyniak and Dr Anke Timmermann at [email protected]