Dibner Library Resident Scholar Program

Smithsonian Libraries

Job Type: Fellowship

Application Deadline: January 15, 2015


The Smithsonian Libraries, situated at the center of the world’s largest museum complex, is a vital part of the research, exhibition, and educational enterprise of the Institution. The Libraries offers exceptional research resources ranging from 13th-century manuscripts to electronic journals.

The Dibner Library Resident Scholar Program is for $3,500 per month for up to six months to support scholarly research in the Special Collections of the Dibner Library of the History of Science and Technology in Washington, D.C. Doctoral students and post-doctoral scholars are welcome to apply.

The Dibner Library has manuscripts and rare books dating primarily from the 15th to the 19th centuries. Collection strengths are in the fields of mathematics, astronomy, classical natural philosophy, theoretical physics (up to the early 20th century), experimental physics (especially electricity and magnetism), engineering technology (from the Renaissance to the late nineteenth century), and scientific apparatus and instruments.

The deadline for all programs is January 15, 2015 (please note new deadline), for appointments between September 1, 2015 and August 31,2016. Fellowship recipients are expected to be in residence during their appointments. For further information about the Smithsonian Libraries’ Resident Scholar Programs listed above, please visit our web site: http://library.si.edu/fellowships.

For more information about the fellowship, please visit http://library.si.edu/fellowships/dibner-library-resident-scholar-program.

Posted: October 24, 2014