The Philadelphia Area Center for History of Science invites applications for short-term Research Fellowships and nine-month Dissertation Writing Fellowships in the history of science, technology and medicine, broadly construed. The Center offers a vibrant, challenging and collegial community. Our fellows participate in many public and scholarly events, as well as informal reading and writing groups, held at the Center and throughout the region.

The Center is a consortium of educational and cultural institutions promoting academic and public understanding of the history of science, technology and medicine. Consortium institutions offer rich opportunities for research, with a combined total of more than 17 million scientific specimens, 20 million manuscript items, 2.5 million images, and rare books dating back to the 15th century.

Look on our website at for further information, an online application form and a list of current and past fellows. The website also features: information about the fellowship programs of member institutions; descriptions of the distinctive collections in the museums, archives, and libraries of the consortium; and a consortium-wide search hub for rare books and manuscripts.

Applications for 2014-2015 must be submitted online by January 8, 2014. Applicants must submit: a Curriculum Vitae limited to two pages; an abstract limited to 150 words; and a project proposal, limited to 1,500 words, describing the research project and how it will advance scholarship in the history of science, technology or medicine. In addition, each applicant must ask two recognized scholars to submit letters of support through the same web site by January 15, 2014.

The Center’s consortium includes Johns Hopkins University, Princeton University, the University of Pennsylvania, Drexel University, the American Philosophical Society, the Chemical Heritage Foundation, the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, the Franklin Institute, the Hagley Museum and Library, the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, the Library Company of Philadelphia, and the Wagner Free Institute of Science. For descriptions and links to consortium members’ collections, see