The Consortium for History of Science, Technology and Medicine Fellowships

The Consortium for History of Science, Technology and Medicine

Job type: fellowship

Application deadline: June 16, 2018


The Consortium offers Research Fellowships, nine-month Dissertation FellowshipsNEH Postdoctoral Fellowships, and Fellowships-in-Residence for scholars in the history of science, technology or medicine who would like to use collections at two or more institutions in the Consortium. Dissertation and Postdoctoral Fellows use offices in the Consortium’s facility in Center City Philadelphia and have ready access to events and activities throughout Philadelphia’s vibrant academic and cultural communities.

See also How Fellows Are Selected.

The Consortium’s fellowships may be held sequentially with fellowships offered separately by Consortium member institutions but may not be held concurrently.

Fellowship Opportunities

Research Fellowships

Research Fellows will be awarded a stipend of $600 for use of each collection, $350 if the collection is less than 100 miles from another collection for which a stipend has already been awarded. Candidates who live 100 or more miles from the collections they will use will receive some preference. Fellows typically receive between $950 and $3,000 depending on number and locations of collections used.

Research Fellowships in Medical Humanities and History of Medicine for Scholars from Brazil, India and South Africa

Research Fellows will be awarded $2,000 in addition a stipend of $600 for use of each collection, $350 if the collection is less than 100 miles from another collection for which a stipend has already been awarded.

Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of, and residing in, Brazil, India or South Africa at the time of application. Applicants must be working on a project dealing with medical humanities or history of medicine.

Opportunities for Dissertation and Postdoctoral Fellowships will be available in late fall, 2018.

How to Apply

Applications for the current round must be submitted online by June 16, 2018. Late applications will not normally be accepted. All applicants must submit online:

  • an abstract limited to 150 words
  • a description of resources at two or more Consortium member institutions that the prospective fellow would like to use
  • and, as a single PDF file, single-spaced, in Times New Roman font, no smaller than 11 pt type with at least 1” margins:
    –  a Curriculum Vitae limited to 2 pages
    –  a project description limited to 4 pages explaining the research project and how it will advance scholarship in the history of science, technology or medicine
    –  a secondary literature bibliography up to 2 pages
  • In addition, each applicant must inform two recognized scholars that they will be asked to submit letters of recommendation by June 23, 2018. We will send instructions to these scholars upon receipt of an application, but applicants should let their recommenders know to have a letter ready for submission.

Applicants must list the specific collections they wish to use and are strongly encouraged to determine relevance of collections to their projects before applying by searching online catalogs and contacting librarians and archivists at member institutions.  Applicants can search most members’ collections through a single interface on the Consortium’s website. Candidates who demonstrate that they will make good use of collections at multiple Consortium institutions will receive strong preference.

Posted: May 09, 2018