Name: Taylor-Wei Dissertation Award in the History of Meteorology
Location: Norman, OK, USA
Application Deadline: May 01, 2019
Sponsoring Institution: University of Oklahoma, Department of the History of Science
Thanks to a generous gift, the Department of the History of Science of the University of Oklahoma is pleased to announce the creation of the Taylor-Wei Dissertation Award. This award, named in honor of the scientific achievements of Ronald C. Taylor and Ming-Ying Wei, consists of a $25,000 stipend for one year of dissertation research and writing on a topic related to the history of meteorology, broadly construed. Any ABD graduate student working in areas related to the history of atmospheric science and technology, including not only the technical but also the broader social and cultural aspects of those fields, is eligible to apply.
Recipients of the award will remain enrolled in their home institution but will be expected to be in residence at OU for a substantial portion of their award year, so as to take advantage of the remarkable resources at OU, such as the National Weather Center and its associated laboratories, the renowned History of Science Collections of the OU Libraries, and the Department of the History of Science. The applicant is also encouraged to take advantage of the historical and library resources of other archives in the U.S. and abroad, such as those of NOAA, the National Weather Service, and NCAR/UCAR.
Applicants should submit by May 1, 2019 a cv, a proposal of no more than 2000 words, including notes, that outlines the dissertation project and how it would benefit from the award, and a letter of recommendation (submitted separately) from the applicant’s doctoral committee chair. As the recipient must be ABD at the time of application, the chair’s letter should note when the student passed his/her general exams. Application materials should be submitted by email to Professor Hunter Heyck, Chair, Department of the History of Science: firstname.lastname@example.org. As this is a new award, we are more than happy to respond to questions from applicants or advisers.
Professor Hunter Heyck
Posted: March 18, 2019