Fellowship Program from Beckman Center for the History of Chemistry 2019-2020, USA


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January 02, 2019

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Beckman Center for the History of Chemistry

The Beckman Center offers fellowships on an annual cycle for scholars doing research in the history and social studies of chemistry and related sciences, technologies, and industries. Fellows are expected to participate in biweekly informal writing groups and give at least one lunchtime lecture. They also have the opportunity to take part in a variety of outreach activities while in residence at the Institute. About 20 fellowships are given out annually, making the Beckman Center the largest private fellowship program in the history of science in the United States.

The Beckman Center offers a number of fellowship types:

Two-Year 80/20 Postdoctoral Fellowships
The Institute is pleased to announce its 80/20 postdoctoral fellowship, launched in the 2018–2019 academic year. These new fellowships reflect the Beckman Center’s commitment to providing career-building fellowships for recent PhDs and its support for the career diversity initiatives of the American Historical Association and affiliated scholarly societies. The 80/20 postdoctoral fellowship program will allow the Beckman Center’s postdoctoral fellows to build skills that enhance their opportunities outside the academy or their work within it. Fellows will spend one day a week (20% of their time) working closely with an Institute staff member from the library, museum, publications, Center for Applied History, outreach, Center for Oral History, archives, or digital collections team on developing skills in one of two areas: collections and curation, or outreach and exhibitions. The other four days each week (80% of their time), postdoctoral fellows will have access to the Institute’s considerable resources and ample time to develop and publish their own research. Applicants for postdoctoral fellowships must have their PhD in hand before the July prior to the start of the fellowship and must have earned that degree within the last five years. Postdoctoral fellowship stipends are $45,000 per year, paid in monthly installments.

Nine-Month Dissertation Fellowships

Applicants for dissertation fellowships must be graduate students whose PhD dissertation proposals have been accepted by their respective university departments. Fellows are in residence at the Institute for the entire academic year (September–May). Dissertation fellowship stipends are $26,000, paid in monthly installments.

Short-Term Fellowships

Short-term fellowships are available to researchers whose work requires use of collections housed at the Institute. Stipends are $3,000 per month. Short-term fellowships can last from 1 to 4 months.

How to Apply

Applicants for the nine-month dissertation fellowship and short-term fellowship will also need to submit

  • a research proposal of less than 1,500 words
  • a curriculum vitae of three pages or less
  • contact information for two people submitting reference letters on your behalf

Applicants for the two-year 80/20 fellowship will also need to submit

  • a research proposal of less than 1,500 words
  • a curriculum vitae of three pages or less
  • contact information for two people submitting reference letters on your behalf
  • answers to the following two questions, which will be included on your application form (250 words or less for each):
    • What sorts of skills are you interested in developing during your fellowship? Why?
    • What kinds of work, service, and organizational experience do you have (inside or outside an academic setting) that don’t show up on your CV?
  • a piece of work written for a broad or public audience (optional)

Keep in mind

  • you may not apply for multiple kinds of fellowships at the same time; the online form will allow you to note which type of fellowship you are applying for.
  • if applying for a short-term fellowship, you must indicate how many months you wish to be in residence at the Science History Institute (1–4 months).
  • you will receive a confirmation email upon submitting your application; your references will be semt an email asking them to upload a letter of reference within two weeks of the deadline.
  • after the deadline all complete applications will be assessed by a committee from outside the Science History Institute; all applicants will be notified of the outcome of the review by the end of the spring.

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This opportunity has expired. It was originally published here:

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November 08, 2018




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