Dibner Library Resident Scholar Program for 2005

Smithsonian Institution Libraries

Deadline for applications is March 1, 2004.

The Smithsonian Institution Libraries (SIL) is offering awards to do research in the Dibner Library of the History of Science & Technology for the calendar year 2005. The program awards stipends of $2,500 per month for periods from one month to six months in length. Scholars must be in residence at the Dibner Library during the period of their fellowship. The Dibner Library is one of the 20 Smithsonian Libraries and is located in the National Museum of American History, Behring Center, on the National Mall in Washington, DC.

Dibner Library Resident Scholars conduct research in the Dibner Library of the History of Science and Technology. The Dibner Library specializes in early natural philosophy, the physical sciences, mathematics, and technology, and contains books and manuscripts from the 15th to the 20th centuries. Subject areas include mathematics, astronomy, classical to Early Modern natural philosophy, theoretical physics (up to the early 20th century), experimental physics (especially electricity and magnetism), engineering technology (from the Renaissance to the late 19th century), and scientific apparatus and instruments. This award is supported by The Dibner Fund.

For application materials either go to the website at http://www.sil.si.edu/researchintern/index.htm, write to the address below, or inquire via e-mail. For further information about the Dibner Library, visit our website at http://www.sil.si.edu/libraries/Dibner/. The holdings of the Smithsonian Libraries are available online at www.siris.si.edu.

Contact information: Smithsonian Libraries Resident Scholar Programs P.O. Box 30712 NMAH 1041 MRC 672 Washington, DC 20013-7012 Phone: 202-633-3872 Fax: 202-633-9102 email: [email protected]