Call for Applications: 2016-17 Beckman Center Fellowships in the History of Science, Medicine, Technology, and Industry

January 15, 2016


The Beckman Center for the History of Chemistry at the Chemical Heritage Foundation (CHF), an independent research library in Philadelphia, PA, invites applications for short-term and long-term fellowships in the history of science, medicine, technology, and industry 

Short-term fellows are particularly meant to use the collections, while long-term fellows' work must help to support the mission of the institution and fit with collections more generally.

We support roughly 20 fellows each year, creating a vibrant international community of scholars whose work is in some way tied to the history of materials and materiality, chemistry, and all related sciences. Applications come from scholars in a wide range of disciplines across the humanities and social sciences.

Senior Fellowships

  • 1 or 2 Semesters in Residence
  • Available to those who received their PhD before July 2011
  • $30,000/Semester

Postdoctoral Fellowships

  • 9 Months in Residence
  • Available to those who received their PhD after July 2011
  • $45,000

Dissertation Fellowships

  • 9 Months in Residence
  • Open to graduate students at the dissertation stage
  • $26,000

Short-Term Fellowships

  • 1–4 Months in Residence
  • Open to all scholars and researchers
  • $3,000 per month


For more information, and to apply, please visit