Call for Applications: Sydney Brenner Research Fellowship, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

January 31, 2020
11:59 PM


The fellowship is open to scholars (at any career stage), journalists, writers, filmmakers, and creative artists undertaking substantial research into the history of the life sciences.


The Sydney Brenner Research Fellowship awards up to $5,000 to each recipient to support direct costs of completing the proposed project, which should include a period in residence at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL).

Brenner Fellows will have a workspace in the Carnegie Library, complete access to our collections, and support from our team of archivists, librarians, and historians. If space permits, Brenner Fellows will have the opportunity to rent accommodation on campus during their stay. 

Brenner Fellowship funds must be used during the academic year following notification of the award (July 1 to June 30).


The Sydney Brenner Research Fellowship, endowed by the Francis Goelet Charitable Trust in 2006, is offered by the CSHL Center for Humanities & History of Modern Biology. It supports work on a significant research project in the history of the life sciences. Ideal projects will be advanced and broad in scope, with at least some relevance to collections in the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Archives. The CSHL collections themselves are very broad in scope, encompassing activity around the world as well as at CSHL and several precursor institutions.


Please visit the application posting page for full requirements. Please contact [email protected]