Chemical Heritage Foundation BECKMAN CENTER FOR THE HISTORY OF CHEMISTRY
2005 — 2006 Fellowships
Applications must include a research proposal of no more than 1,000 words that addresses the relevance of CHF resources. The proposal should also explain how the work advances scholarship and how the outcome might be published. Include a c.v. and arrange for two letters of reference to be sent directly to CHF. Send applications to: Fellowship Coordinator, Chemical Heritage Foundation, 315 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2702 Ph: 215 925 2222 Fax: 215 925 1954 Email: [email protected]
Academic Year 2005-2006 Opportunities
Deadline: January 15, 2005
Gordon Cain Fellowship
The Cain Fellowship is open to Ph.D. scholars who plan to conduct historical research on the development of the chemical industries. The outcome of this research should further public understanding of the relationship between technology, policy, management, and entrepreneurship and shed light on the complex development of modern society and commerce. Working with Beckman Center staff, the Cain Fellow will also organize a one-day conference, inviting scholars to discuss the subject of the fellow’s research. Stipend: $43,000.
John C. Haas Fellowship (2)
The Haas Fellowship is open to Ph.D. scholars whose projects will enhance public understanding of the chemical industries in relation to societal, environmental, health, and safety issues. Stipend: $38,000. Two Fellowships offered.
Charles C. Price Fellowship
The Price Fellowship is open to scholars pursuing research on the history of the chemical sciences and technologies. Preference is given to applicants with projects on the history of polymers. Scholars interested in other fields are also encouraged to apply. The Charles C. Price Fellowship was created by friends and admirers of Professor Price. Stipend: $20,000.
Summer 2005 Opportunities
Deadline: February 15, 2005
Roy G. Neville Fellowship (2)
The Roy G. Neville Fellowship is open to historians of science, technology, and allied fields, as well as to historians of the book and of print culture, bibliographers, and librarians, who will make use of the Roy G. Neville Historical Chemical Library. The Neville collection contains approximately 5000 titles dating from the 15th to the 19th centuries and covering all aspects of the history of chemistry and of allied fields. Ph.D., Ph.D. candidates, or equivalent preferred but not required. Stipend: $6,000. Two Fellowships offered.
Société de Chimie Industrielle (American Section) Fellowship
The Société Fellowship is designed to stimulate public understanding of the chemical industries. Applications are encouraged from writers, journalists, educators, and historians of science, technology, or business. The fellow will spend three months in residence at CHF during the summer of 2005. Multi-media, popular book projects and web based projects are encouraged. Applicants must specify how the outcomes of their project will reach a broad audience. Stipend: $13,000.
Glenn E. and Barbara Hodsdon Ullyot Scholarship
The Ullyot Scholarship sponsors historical research that promotes public understanding of the chemical sciences. Applications are invited from scholars, graduate students, science writers, and journalists. The fellow will spend a minimum of two months in residence at CHF during the summer of 2005. Stipend: $4,600.
Research Travel Grants
The Beckman Center for the History of Chemistry offers travel grants for research in CHF’s Othmer Library of Chemical History and CHF’s historical archives and instrument and art collections. Applicants must submit a c.v., a one-page research project statement and the applicability of CHF’s resources, and have a letter of reference sent directly to CHF. Grants in the $500 range are for researchers within the U.S. Grants for those traveling internationally are in the $1,000 range. See our website or contact [email protected] for deadlines.
The Beckman Center is the historical unit of the Chemical Heritage Foundation (CHF). The Beckman Center supports independent research aimed at preserving and publishing the history of the chemical and molecular sciences and industries. Fellows have access to the Othmer Library of Chemical History and the Roy G. Neville Historical Chemical Library, also located at CHF, as well as CHF archives, and instrument and art collections.
Josh McIlvain Staff Researcher/Fellowship Coordinator Beckman Center for the History of Chemistry Chemical Heritage Foundation 315 Chestnut St. Philadelphia, PA 19106 215 925 2178 ext. 236
Please visit our new Web site: www.chemheritage.org