The Philadelphia Area Center for History of Science invites applications for a two-year Postdoctoral Fellowship 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 scholarly 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.


U.S. nationals who complete their Ph.D. after 2006 and before August

2012 are eligible for this postdoctoral fellowship.


Applications must be submitted online by April 30, 2012. Applicants must

submit: a Curriculum Vitae limited to three pages and a project proposal, limited to 2,500 words, describing their 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 May 14, 2012.


The Center’s postdoctoral fellowship program is being launched with the generous support of the Richard Lounsbery Foundation.