Deadline: Smithsonian Resident Scholar Programs

The Smithsonian has extended its deadline for its Resident Scholar Programs; some of you might be interested in applying (our very own Bertrum received a Dibner Fellowship a few years back and found the experience quite rewarding). The information is included below.

Smithsonian Resident Scholar Programs

We are at the advertising phase of our Resident Scholar Programs and would like to ask for your help. Please send the announcement below to colleagues! We need more scholars to fill the spots in our programs. Thank you very much.

Smithsonian Libraries Opportunities for Research 2013<http://www.sil.si.edu/Galaxy.cfm?id=3.3>

Situated at the center of the world’s largest museum complex, the Smithsonian Libraries is a vital part of the research, exhibition, and educational enterprise of the Institution. Each Smithsonian scholar engages in an individual voyage of discovery using the artifacts and specimens of the Smithsonian Institution in conjunction with the Libraries’ written and illustrated record of the past. The Libraries is uniquely positioned to help scholars understand the continuing vitality of this relationship, via exceptional research resources ranging from 15th-century manuscripts to electronic journals.

* The Spencer Baird Society Resident Scholar Program<http://www.sil.si.edu/Galaxy.cfm?id=3.32>: Stipends of $3,500 per month for up to six months are available to support scholarly research in the Special Collections of the Smithsonian Institution Libraries in Washington, DC and New York, NY, in an extensive range of subject areas. Historians, librarians, doctoral students, and postdoctoral fellows are welcome to apply. For more information, click here<http://www.sil.si.edu/Galaxy.cfm?id=3.32>.

*  The Dibner Library Resident Scholar Program:<http://www.sil.si.edu/Galaxy.cfm?id=3.31> Stipends of $3,500 per month for up to six months are available to support scholarly research using the history of science and technology rare books and manuscripts at the Dibner Library of the History of Science and Technology at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.  Historians, librarians, doctoral students, and postdoctoral fellows are welcome to apply. For more information, click here<http://www.sil.si.edu/Galaxy.cfm?id=3.31>.

*  The Margaret Henry Dabney Penick Resident Scholar Program: The stipend for this long-term fellowship is $45,000 for nine consecutive months. Senior scholars are particularly encouraged to apply, however, applicants in their post-doctoral phase or, with outstanding achievements in their pre-doctoral phase may be also considered for the fellowship. This fellowship supports scholarly research into the legacy of Patrick Henry and his political circle, the early political history of Virginia, the history of the American Revolution, founding era ideas and policy-making, as well as science, technology, and culture in colonial America and the Early National Period. For more information, click here<http://www.sil.si.edu/Galaxy.cfm?id=3.34>.

Wishing you all the best,

Lilla Vekerdy
Head of Special Collections
Smithsonian Institution Libraries
The Dibner Library of the History of Science and Technology
NMAH Room 1041, MRC 672
PO Box 37012
Washington DC 20013-7012
202-633-3870

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