2017–2018 Predoctoral Long-term Fellowships in the History of Science, American Philosophical Society

Job type: fellowship

Application deadline: January 15, 2017


The American Philosophical Society Library in Philadelphia seeks applicants for a one-year, residential fellowship to assist in the completion of doctoral dissertation research. Research projects must pertain to topics in the history of science, technology, or medicine.

This 12-month fellowship is intended for an advanced Ph.D. student working toward the completion of the dissertation. The caliber of the project, and evidence that the project will be completed in a timely manner, are the two most important criteria for selection. The selection committee will also take into consideration the need to be at the APS Library and other research institutions in the Philadelphia area.

A stipend of $25,000 for twelve months will be awarded to the successful applicant, who will also have an affiliation with the APS Library and the Consortium for History of Science, Technology, and Medicine (www.pachs.net). The Consortium comprises 24 cultural, educational, and scientific organizations promoting public and academic understanding of the history of science, technology and medicine. Society fellows will be welcome to participate in Consortium activities and events alongside Consortium fellows, including ten topical working groups discussing works-in-progress and important publications.

Applicants will submit:

  • A C.V.,
  • Dissertation proposal,
  • A sample chapter from their dissertation not to exceed 25 double-space pages,
  • A cover letter that discusses the current status of the dissertation and description of the work proposed to be completed on the fellowship, and
  • Contact information for three people who will submit confidential letters of reference.

Full details are available at the application webpage. All application materials will be submitted online.

Deadline: January 15, 2017. Notifications will be sent in April 2017. Visit the application webpage for all details pertaining to the fellowship and its conditions.

Long-term fellowships are also available in Native American studies and Early American history. Applicants to the long-term fellowship whose work may overlap in these fields are encouraged to apply to these programs as well. Please visitAPS Library Fellowships for information on all programs.

One- to three-month, short-term resident fellowships are also offered for scholars at all stages of their careers within any field of study which can be supported by the collections of the APS Library. Please visitwww.amphilsoc.org/grants/resident for an explanation of the short-term program and its conditions.

Posted: October 03, 2016