Call for Applications: Beckman Center for the History of Chemistry Nine Month Dissertation Fellowship

January 2, 2019


Applicants for dissertation fellowships must be graduate students whose PhD dissertation proposals have been accepted by their respective university departments. 


Dissertation fellowship stipends are $26,000, paid in monthly installments.


The Beckman Center at the Science History Institute offers fellowships on an annual cycle for scholars doing research in the history and social studies of chemistry and related sciences, technologies, and industries. Fellows are expected to participate in biweekly informal writing groups and give at least one lunchtime lecture. They also have the opportunity to take part in a variety of outreach activities while in residence at the Institute. Fellows are in residence at the Institute for the entire academic year (September–May).


To apply for a Beckman Center fellowship, fill out the online application.

Applicants for the nine-month dissertation fellowship will also need to submit

  • a research proposal of less than 1,500 words
  • a curriculum vitae of three pages or less
  • contact information for two people submitting reference letters on your behalf