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Call for Applications: 2018 Precision Medicine Research Fellowship, Columbia University

The Precision Medicine fellowship aims to create the next generation of leaders in the development and application of Precision Medicine science and methods to improve public health. This new research fellowship in precision medicine will train physicians/researchers as Postdoctoral Research Scientists to use genomics and complex clinical data to improve clinical care and clinical outcomes by tailoring prevention, screening, and medical interventions based upon individual patient characteristics. The two-year program will include required didactic lectures in precision medicine as well as coursework in systems biology, genomics, statistics, ethics, and/or medical informatics according to the applicant’s background and future career goals.

The award amount is $200,000 ($100,000 per year). To be eligible, applicants must have a PhD, MD, DDS, or comparable doctoral degree from an accredited domestic or foreign institution. Eligible doctoral degrees include, but are not limited to, the following: DMD, DC, DO, DVM, OD, DPM, ScD, EngD, DrPH, DNSc, DPT, PharmD, ND (Doctor of Naturopathy), DSW, PsyD, as well as a doctoral degree in nursing research. Two years of full-time participation are required. Applicants with prior research experience and background in genomics or informatics are especially encouraged to apply. The Fellowship is open to eligible applicants regardless of citizenship status.

The deadline is May 18th, 2018. For more information and to apply, please visit the application website.

Job Opportunity: Director of Administration and Lecturer, Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments (CHSI), Harvard University

The Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments at Harvard University is seeking a Director of Administration and Lecturer in the History of Science Department.

Working closely with the Faculty Director of the CHSI and other faculty, this person will develop courses in the history of science and technology relating to scientific instruments, material culture, museology, and/or digital humanities. As part of the Department of History of Science, the Collection is at the cross-roads of new forms of scholarship in the study of material culture and is an exciting potential site for significant interdisciplinary work connecting instruments to scholarly research in the sciences and humanities.

Candidates should have a PhD degree in History of Science, STS, History of Technology, or equivalent; seven plus years of experience including supervisory experience, at least three years of progressively responsible collections management and administrative management experience, and project management experience in an academic or research environment; and must also possess teaching experience.

For more information and to apply, please visit the job listing.

Job Opportunity: University Lecturer, Psychology and the Science, Technology, and Society (STS) Program, New Jersey Institute of Technology

The Psychology and the Science, Technology, and Society (STS) Program in the Department of Humanities at the New Jersey Institute of Technology seeks a University Lecturer. Applicants should have a background in Psychology or Social Psychology, with a particular interest and expertise in the psychological and social psychological dimensions of technological innovation. Especially useful will be an understanding of issues pertaining to social media, pervasive computing, surveillance, artificial intelligence, digitization, and robotics.

The start date is September 1, 2018. 

The University Lecturer position at NJIT is a full-time non-tenure track position with the primary responsibility of teaching four courses (12 hours) or the equivalent each semester. One-year renewable contract. The primary teaching responsibility will be to teach one or more sections of the introductory course in Psychology, as well as electives in the STS program that focus on the psychological and social psychological dimensions of technological innovation. The lecturer reports to the Chair of Humanities.

Requirements: A Master’s degree in a relevant field is required; Ph.D. preferred. Minimum of one year teaching experience at college or university level. Publication record a plus. An ability to teach courses in the psychological and social psychological dimensions of technological innovation is preferred.

Applications are due April 15th, 2018. For more information and to apply, visit the official job listing.

Call for Applications – Student Travel Grants for Yale conference, New Approaches to Preindustrial Technology: Bodies, Minds, and Machines

This international workshop will be held at Yale University, 20-21 April 2018. The workshop is organized by Paola Bertucci with the support of The Edward J. and Dorothy Clarke Kempf Memorial Fund, the Program in the History of Science and Medicine, the Department of History, and the Humanities Program.

Three travel grants (up to $300 each) available to graduate students who are working on related topics and would like to attend. Please email Professor Paola Bertucci ( a short note with your motivations for attending the workshop and your advisor’s contact details.

Deadline: March 30, 2018.

Please refer to the conference schedule for program details.

Call for Submissions: Richard Sussman Prize at the Goethe Society

The Goethe Society of North America invites the submission of essays on Goethe’s contribution to the history of science and on Goethe in the history of science. The Richard Sussman Prize is awarded annually for the best essay published in 2017 in an academic journal on Goethe’s contributions to the history of science and on Goethe in the history of science. The prize carries a $500 award.

Besides his literary accomplishments, which inaugurated a new era in modern German culture, scientific studies also played a significant role in the life of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832).  Goethe’s research coincided with the emergence of modern scientific disciplines and their institutional establishment within the university system, thereby supplanting earlier scientific practices and methods. As rector of the scientific institutes at the University of Jena, Goethe stood in close contact and corresponded with scientists in Germany and beyond. The completion of the Leopoldina edition of his scientific writings allows the opportunity for a new assessment of Goethe within the context of science as it was emerging during his lifetime and within the history of science in general.  This award seeks to foster scholarship in this area.

The following articles are eligible: articles written by a North American scholar (defined by institutional affiliation at the time of publication); articles written by a current member of the GSNA; or articles published in the Goethe Yearbook. Articles by current GSNA board members are not eligible. GSNA members are encouraged to submit their own articles for consideration.

The deadline is May 1, 2018. For more details and application materials, please visit the Goethe Society website.

Call for Applications: Carl B. Boyer Memorial Prize in the History of Science

The Carl B. Boyer Memorial Prize in the History of Science may be awarded annually to the Columbia University undergraduate who writes the best essay on any topic in the history of science or mathematics as judged by a faculty committee.

Eligibility: All undergraduates in Columbia College, Barnard College, the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and the School of General Studies are eligible.

Format: Prize essays should normally be no more than 12,000 words (approximately 40 pages of double-spaced typescript) in length and must be typed in standard double-spaced format, properly paginated and each page clearly marked with the candidate’s name. Essays should contain appropriate references to original sources and a bibliography of all major works consulted.

Topics: There are no particular restrictions as to subject, period, or style. “Science or mathematics” may be taken to include medical sciences and technology where related to scientific development.

Prize essays must be submitted by 10:00 am, Monday, April 23 2018. Applicants should complete the application form and upload their essays on the Boyer Memorial Fund website. Please e-mail Dean Ariella Lang,, with any questions.


Call for Applications: The Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy at Columbia University – Seed Grant and Start-Up Center Funding

Call for Seed Grant Proposals: The Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy announces an opportunity for one-year research Seed Grant Awards of up to $30,000. The main goal of this project is to offer social science researchers the chance to undertake major research programs that may require initial results or proof of concept to attract external funding. The ISERP seed grant program places a priority on high-risk, high-return research, including work that develops new theories, identifies new areas of methodological innovation, or that bridges different substantive domains. Projects may be domestic, international, or comparative. Applicants must be full-time faculty members in the social sciences in the Faculty of Arts & Sciences or SIPA. Deadline: March 30, 2018. For more information, visit the website.

Call for Start-up Center Proposals: The Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy seeks proposals for “Start-Up Centers” for FY2019. The goal is to bring together one or more teams to work together for one or more months in a common space toward a common goal. The funding is intended to support a project that cannot be accomplished in a conference and that could lead to a larger, longer-term initiative, such as a new center, a research program or laboratory, or a degree-granting program. The Start-Up Center is intended to demonstrate both the need and the feasibility, whether through submitted research papers, applications for large-scale external funding, a model curriculum and syllabi, or the creation of shared resources (such as datasets, software, or a public-facing website). In keeping with ISERP’s mandate, applications should show both intellectual merit and policy relevance. Up to $40,000 will be awarded. Deadline: April 13 2018. For more information, visit the website.


Call for Applications: The Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy at Columbia University – Workshops and Conferences Funding

Call for Conference Proposals: The Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy is pleased to issue a request for conference proposals for the FY19 academic year. Up to two conferences will be funded. Proposals will be evaluated on their intellectual merit and coherence, and their judicious use of funding. These conferences must take place at Columbia University. Conferences can focus on a single substantive or methodological topic or problem, on an event or policy, or on a set of intellectually-related issues. Conferences that are collaborative and involve faculty from more than one discipline will be given special consideration. Faculty, research scholars, and research scientists within the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Columbia University and SIPA are eligible to apply for ISERP conference funding. Up tot $25,000 will be awarded. Deadline: March 30, 2018. For more information, visit the website.

Call for Workshop and Seminar Proposals: The Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy is pleased to issue its annual request for workshop and seminar proposals. The goal of ISERP workshop and seminar support is to bring together scholars from within and across disciplines to focus on matters of common interest. ISERP-sponsored workshops and seminars take myriad forms: some focus on scholars’ works in progress, others serve as speaker series for innovative work. All ISERP workshops and seminars are free and open to the public. We invite proposals for new workshops or seminars for the FY19 academic year. Faculty, research scholars, and research scientists at Columbia University in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences are eligible to apply for ISERP funding for workshops and seminars. Up to $10,000 will be awarded. Deadline: March 30, 2018. For more information, please visit the website.

Call for Applications: 2018 Collaboratory Fellows Fund at Columbia University

The goal of the Collaboratory Fellows Fund is to support innovative curriculum development that meets the data and computational literacy needs of a given discipline, set of disciplines and/or cohort of students at Columbia University. The program will award grants to pairs of instructors, one with disciplinary/area expertise and one with data-science/computational expertise, to collaborate on the development and teaching of new material that embeds data or computational science into a more traditional domain or the reverse, embeds business, policy, cultural and ethical topics into the context of a data or computer science curriculum.

Example curricula offerings might include classes, workshops, studios, out-of-semester offerings and “boot-camps.” Student cohorts can be undergraduate students, PhD students or graduate students undergoing professional training. The goal is to create diverse course offerings that are accessible to student at all levels, including those who have no previous data science exposure. In addition to the subject areas suggested above, this year we are encouraging proposals that: create curricula aimed at undergraduates; integrates Genomics and data science; and tailors entrepreneurship and/or business literacy curricula for STEM students.

Eligibility: Full-time officers of instruction, professors of practice, lecturers within discipline and/or adjunct professors of Columbia University. At least one member of the instructional team must be appointed full-time. All full-time members on the team must hold primary appointments at Columbia University.

The deadline for applications is April 20, 2018. For more information and to apply, please visit the Columbia Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Design website.


Marieke Hendriksen Awarded Visiting Fellowship Grant to the Center for Science and Society

Marieke Hendriksen was awarded an Aspasia talent development grant from Utrecht University to pursue a visiting fellowship with the Center for Science and Society in May/June 2018. Her fellowship centers around archival work at the New York Academy for Medicine for a book project. The book will focus on the “development and transmission of techniques, knowledge and skills between visual artists and anatomists with the purpose of making anatomical preparations and models in Europe and North America between 1700 and 1850” (as per Hendricksen).

Marieke Hendriksen is a historian of science and medicine, specialized in the material culture of eighteenth-century medicine and chemistry. She received her PhD from Leiden University in 2012 and has held fellowships at the National Maritime Museum in London, Groningen University, and the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin. The topics of her publications range from historical anatomical collections and medicine chests to anatomical preparation methods and the production of coloured glass. At Utrecht University she works as a postdoctoral researcher within the ERC-funded project Artechne.

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