The American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS) seeks to partner with a postdoctoral fellow to apply for funding in February 2004 from the National Science Foundation’s Science and Technology Studies program. If funded, the grant will allow the creation by mid-2004 of a 2.5-year postdoctoral fellowship at AIBS headquarters in Washington, DC. The fellow will survey and document AIBS research materials and archives, develop means to make AIBS historical materials more accessible to staff and outside esearchers, conduct primary research on the history of AIBS and its role in the development of modern biology, and publish the results of that research in the appropriate print and online venues. The fellow will assist AIBS in initiating a longer term history and archives component to the Institute’s educational and administrative activities. Additional details, including the draft project plan, are online the Classifieds section of the AIBS website at .

Dr. Richard O’Grady, Executive Director of AIBS, and Dr. Amy Crumpton, Research Archivist with the American Association for the Advancement of Science, will be Co-PIs on the grant and will act as mentors and resources for the postdoctoral fellow–O’Grady providing knowledge of the Institute’s organization, staff and officers; and Crumpton offering advice on maintaining archives and developing public access to historical records.

If grant application is successful, as per the NSF STS program specifics the postdoctoral fellowship stipend would be $36,000/yr (including fringe benefits), plus $3,000/yr travel funds, for 2.5 years. AIBS would pay the final 0.5 year, given that STS postdoctoral fellowships are funded for 2.0 years.

Contact: Richard T. O’Grady, Executive Director, American Institute of Biological Sciences, 1444 Eye St. NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20005, V 202-628-1500 x 258, F 202-628-1509, [email protected],