CSHL Sydney Brenner Scholarship in the History of Molecular Biology, Genetics and Biotechnology

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Job Type: Fellowship

Application Deadline: September 1, 2014

The Genentech Center for the History of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) is accepting applications for the 2014 Sydney Brenner Research Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded annually to an independent scholar, historian, writer, or educator whose work will advance knowledge in the history of molecular biology, genetics, or biotechnology. A stipend of up to $10,000 is available to fund travel and other associated expenses to use our extensive archival collections for research. The deadline to apply is September 1, 2014. Applications may be found at http://library.cshl.edu/sydney-brenner-scholarship

The recipient of the scholarship will have access to the extensive archival collections held in the Genentech Center for the History of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology. The Center was established in 2006, in the historic Carnegie Building at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, where genetics research began in 1904. It currently houses the archival collections of luminaries from the earliest years of molecular biology, including James D. Watson, Sydney Brenner, Barbara McClintock and Hermann Muller. The scholarship is endowed by the Francis Goelet Charitable Trust, initiated by Dr. Philip Goelet to pay tribute to his mentor, Sydney Brenner. The research and results are expected to be presented by the Brenner scholar in a talk, meeting, website presentation, or other educational endeavor, and culminate in a scholarly book, article, or other project.

Ludmila Pollock

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Library & Archives

1 Bungtown Road

Cold Spring Harbor, NY 11724



Posted: June 13, 2014