The First Dibner Institute Fellowship for a Science Writer The Dibner Institute for the History of Science and Technology, located on the MIT campus, invites applications for its first Science Writing Fellowship position for the academic year 2004-2005. This is an opportunity for a senior science writer with a proven track record of writing and/or reporting for a general audience to pursue a substantial project of his or own choosing that bears on history of science or technology. In judging applications, the primary criterion will be the significance of the project. The Science Writing Fellow will have, in addition to time to pursue his or her project, the opportunity to interact and compare perspectives with the other Dibner Fellows and the community of scholars in history of science and technology in the Boston/Cambridge area. He or she will also have the opportunity to participate with faculty, students and fellows in the Graduate Program in Science Writing and the Knight Science Journalism Fellowship Program, both at MIT. Founded in 1992, the Dibner Institute’s primary mission is to support advanced research in the history of science and technology, across a wide variety of areas and a broad spectrum of topics and methodologies. Each year the Dibner Institute hosts an international academic community of 20-30 fellows – senior, postdoctoral and graduate student fellows who are generally historians of science or technology. The Dibner Institute draws on the resources of the Burndy Library, a major collection of both primary and secondary material in the history of science and technology, and enjoys the participation in its programs of faculty members and students from the universities that make up the Dibner Institute’s consortium: MIT, Boston University and Harvard University. Fellowships provide a stipend of $US 35,000 with added expenses negotiable, office space, support facilities and full privileges at the Burndy Library and at the libraries of the consortium universities. For further information about the Dibner Institute and Burndy Library, please see our website at All Dibner Institute Fellowships represent a full-time commitment. Fellows are expected to reside in the Cambridge/Boston area during the terms of their grants, to participate in the activities of the Dibner Institute community, and to present their work once during their fellowship appointments. Applications for the Science Writing Fellowship should include: a cover letter, a resume, a two-page project description, two letters of recommendation that should be sent directly to the Dibner Institute, and an example or two of your writing. Due by March 1, applications should be sent to: Trudy Kontoff Fellowship Coordinator Dibner Institute for the History of Science and Technology MIT E56-100 38 Memorial Drive Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139