Consortium for History of Science, Technology and Medicine Fellowships for 2016-17

The Consortium for History of Science, Technology and Medicine invites applications for fellowships in the history of science, technology and medicine, broadly construed. Opportunities include:

  • short-term Research Fellowships;
  • nine-month Dissertation Writing Fellowships; and
  • a nine-month NEH Postdoctoral Fellowship.

The Consortium comprises 24 educational and cultural institutions using their exceptional resources to promote academic and public understanding of the history of science, technology and medicine.

The Consortium offers rich opportunities for research. Taken together, its collections of rare books, manuscripts and artifacts are unparalleled in historical depth as well as breadth. The Consortium also provides a vibrant, challenging and collegial community. Fellows participate in public and scholarly events, as well as informal reading and writing groups, held at the Consortium’s offices in downtown Philadelphia.

Look on our website at for further information, including an online application form and a list of current and past fellows. The website also features: information about the fellowship programs of member institutions; descriptions of the exceptional collections in the museums, archives, and libraries of the Consortium; and a Consortium-wide search hub for rare books and manuscripts.

Applications for 2016-2017 must be submitted online by January 5, 2016. Applicants must submit: a Curriculum Vitae limited to three pages; an abstract limited to 150 words; a project proposal, limited to 2,000 words, describing the research project and how it will advance scholarship in the history of science, technology or medicine; and an indication of which collections in Consortium member institutions will be used in the research. In addition, each applicant must ask two recognized scholars to prepare letters of recommendation. Upon receipt of an application, we will send instructions to these scholars for submitting their letters by January 12, 2016.

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