Beckman Center for the History of Chemistry Research Travel Grants at the Chemical Heritage Foundation

The Chemical Heritage Foundation offers travel grants to enable interested individuals to use the research resources of the Beckman Center for the History of Chemistry and the Othmer Library of Chemical History. Applicants are also encouraged to explore other resources available in the Philadelphia area, including the University of Pennsylvania and the American Philosophical Society.

Grants may be used for travel, subsistence, and copying costs, and normally fall in the $500 range for researchers within the U.S. Individuals traveling internationally may be considered for grants in the $1000 range. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a one-page statement on the research proposed and the applicability of area resources, and a budget estimate. In addition, applicants should arrange for a letter of reference to be sent directly to CHF.


Send application materials to:

Travel Grants

Chemical Heritage Foundation

315 Chestnut Street

Philadelphia, PA 19106

Email: [email protected]

The Chemical Heritage Foundation was established in 1982 by joint action of the American Chemical Society and the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. Public education programs and academic initiatives are undertaken through the Beckman Center for the History of Chemistry. They include traveling exhibits, oral histories, high-school teacher workshops, publications, lectures and seminars, archival projects, and other appropriate endeavors to publicize the achievements of chemical scientists and the chemical process industries. Basic research in the history of the chemical sciences, scholarly publications, and the building of a strong chemical presence in the world of academic and public history are emphasized.

The Othmer Library of Chemical History houses a rapidly growing collection of primary published sources on chemistry in the last hundred years, maintains a wide array of reference books and other secondary literature, collects the archives of professional organizations and the personal papers of outstanding chemists and industrialists, and maintains an extensive pictorial collection. It serves as an information resource for the chemical community and the media and supports the programs of the Beckman Center.

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