Category Archives: Fellowship




The IEEE History Center offers two programs of support annually for scholars pursuing the history of electrical engineering and computing: An internship for an advanced undergraduate, graduate student, or recent Ph.D., and a dissertation fellowship for an advanced graduate student or recent Ph.D. The internship and the dissertation fellowship are funded by the IEEE Life Members Committee. The internship requires residence at the IEEE History Center, on the Rutgers University Campus in New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA; there is no residency requirement for the dissertation fellowship.

Note that students at Canadian universities are eligible for both, although the Internship requires residence at the History Center and there have been Canadian interns in the past.

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SITUSCI WORKS IN PROGRESS MEETING: 7:00-9:00PM, THURSDAY APRIL 28. Frazee Room, University of King’s College. Presenter: Ryan Kerney, Department of Biology, Dalhousie University. “Do larval traits re-evolve? Evidence from the embryogenesis of a direct-developing salamander, Plethodon cinereus.” Abstract to follow. See our website for schedule of upcoming talks.

THE FIRST SPIRITUAL DIVERSITY CONFERENCE & FAIR WILL GET UNDERWAY ON JUNE 2 – 4. This event will bring together people of all of the major faith traditions as well as presenters who will address the challenges and opportunities that religious diversity brings to our nation. The speakers include professors of religion and sociology, Islamic scholars and Imams, Christian theologians, Buddhist and Hindu priests, Baha’i scholars, and Jewish rabbis. Speakers from across Canada are scheduled to present. June 2 and 3: CONFERENCE at Saint Mary’s University. June 4: SPIRITUAL FAIR at Victoria Park across from the Public  Gardens, Spring Garden Road. REGISTRATION IS OPEN: Regular $50. Students: $35. This includes breakfast and lunch on June 2 and 3. If you would like to purchase tickets in person, please contact Moeza Merchant:, 902-404-9878. See attached poster for details. For further information:


REVISITING EVOLUTIONARY NATURALISM: NEW PERSPECTIVES ON VICTORIAN SCIENCE AND CULTURE. MAY 6 ? 7TH, 2011. 320 BETHUNE COLLEGE, YORK UNIVERSITY, TORONTO, CANADA. Ever since the 1970’s, when Robert Young and Frank Turner treated T. H. Huxley, John Tyndall, and their allies as posing an effective challenge to the authority of the Anglican clergy, scholars have found the term “scientific naturalism,” or “evolutionary naturalism,” to be a useful shorthand for referring to an influential group of like-minded elite intellectuals.  But over the years, questions have been raised about the cohesiveness and the cultural status of scientific naturalism.  Is the term elastic enough to include both the idealist and romantic Karl Pearson as well as the hard-nosed materialist Charles Bastian?  Just how powerful were the scientific naturalists if they disagreed amongst themselves on key issues, and if, as many recent studies have suggested, they were confronted by a host of effective opponents in addition to Anglican clergymen, including North British physicists, Oxbridge trained gentlemen of science, self-trained popularizers of science, philosophical idealists, spiritualists, feminists, anti-vivisectionists, and socialists?  Indeed, how far were the practices and writings of scientific naturalists actually shaped by their interchanges with such myriad opponents? In this workshop we hope to explore new perspectives on the British scientific naturalists, re-examining their interactions with each other and with other groups within the larger culture.  Speakers include Ruth Barton, Peter J. Bowler, Gowan Dawson, James Elwick, Jim Endersby, George Levine, Bernard Lightman, Ted Porter, Evelleen Richards, Joan Richards, Michael Reidy, Jonathan Smith, Robert Smith, Matthew Stanley, Michael Taylor, and Paul White.  See website for details:

READING ARTIFACTS SUMMER INSTITUTE. AUGUST 15-19, 2011. Presented by: Canada Science and Technology Museum (CSTM) Collection & Research Division and Conservation Services. The READING ARTIFACTS SUMMER INSTITUTE is for Graduate Students, Post-docs, Faculty interested in teaching history through artifacts, Scholars seeking to expand their research methods. Participants will investigate artifacts, trade literature and photographic collections as resources for research, teaching, and the public presentation of history, work with leading collection scholars in a national museum setting to explore material culture methodologies and approaches, use artifacts as the centre of discussion and hands-on group examinations, learn the basics of conservation, cataloguing and developing collections in local environments ? a growing resource in liberal arts programs. For further information contact David Pantalony at: Register here (deadline:  June 17th, 2011). Join our Google Group at:

APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN FOR THE BANFF SCIENCE COMMUNICATIONS PROGRAM FOR 2011. August 13- 28, 2011. The Science Communications program is a two-week residency fostering excellence and creativity for science communicators in Canada and around the world. Participants return to their professional practices in science, media, research, or other realms transformed by ideas and confident to provide leadership in the advancement of science communications. Deadline is April 15, 2011. Scholarship money available. More information:


THE DEPARTMENT OF PHILOSOPHY AT THE UNIVERSITY  OF CALGARY INVITES APPLICATIONS FOR A ONE-YEAR POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP STARTING ON SEPTEMBER 1, 2011. The area of specialization is logic or the philosophy of science. The fellow will be expected to have a well-defined research project, teach one course in the area of specialization, and participate in the research activities of the Department. All requirements for the PhD must have been completed by the starting date and no earlier than September 2007. The stipend is $50,000 Canadian per year. Specific inquiries about this position may be directed to: Ali Kazmi, Head, Department of Philosophy, University of Calgary Complete dossiers, including a cv, at least three letters of reference, postgraduate transcripts, a recent sample of writing, and a detailed research proposal may be sent to: Merlette Schnell, Manager // Department of Philosophy // University of Calgary // 2500 University Drive NW // Calgary, Alberta T2N 1N4 // CANADA Applications will be accepted until April 15, 2011 or until the position is filled.

LECTURESHIP FOR HISTORY OF SCIENCE/HOPOS AT PENN (1 YEAR RENEWABLE):  The Integrated Studies Program at Penn invites applications for a full-time one-year lectureship in the history of science, with the possibility of renewal. We especially encourage applications from those with an expertise in the history of biology or physics or both. Applications are encouraged by April 18, 2011. Eligibility is limited to applicants who will have received their Ph.D. within five years prior to the time they begin their fellowship at Penn (May 2006 or later). See website for details:

PhD Research studentship: The Nature of Kodak Research

The following may be of interest to a history of science applicant, particularly with an interest in chemistry or the history of commercialising scientific research, although there are many potential topics:   De Montfort University, Leicester, is offering a  PhD research studentship within its Photographic History Research Centre (PHRC), an international leading multi-disciplinary research institute, to suitably qualified UK or EU students. The researcher will investigate an aspect of his or her own choosing that will address ‘The Nature of Kodak Research’. S/he will have access to De Montfort University’s partner institutions with substantial Kodak holdings.
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Dr Michael Pritchard

Post-doctoral fellowship: Oregon State University for the Humanities

The Oregon State University Center for the Humanities and the Horning Endowment in the Humanities invite applications for a post-doctoral fellowship in the history and philosophy of science.  Scholars not currently employed by OSU who have completed doctorates since January 2006 are eligible for a year-long fellowship in 2011-2012 with a stipend of $40,000.

Postdoctoral fellows will be in residence at the Center for Humanities along with other fellows in a variety of humanities disciplines. Applications are welcome from all fields of the history of science, including medicine and technology, as well as the philosophy of science and intellectual history.

Deadline for applications must be postmarked by January 31, 2011. See the Center’s website for further information and application forms:

MIT History of Modern Physical Sciences Postdoctoral Fellowship

MIT Postdoctoral Fellowship in the History of Modern Physical Sciences Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cambridge, Massachusetts Posted (October 2010) MIT’s Program in Science, Technology, and Society expects to fill a post-doctoral fellowship for the 2011-2012 academic year. The purpose of this fellowship is to foster research on the history of modern physical sciences by a recent recipient of the Ph.D. degree.

The physical sciences may be interpreted broadly to encompass such disciplines as physics, astronomy, chemistry, mathematics, and earth sciences, as well as border fields between these disciplines. Projects should focus on topics dating since the beginning of the nineteenth century. Although projects may focus on any geographical region, comparative studies or projects that focus on non-European and non-American topics are particularly encouraged. The fellowship is open to all candidates regardless of citizenship, who have earned a Ph.D. in the history of science or cognate field. The candidate must be eligible for visa sponsorship.   To apply for the fellowship, the candidate must have the Ph.D. in hand by the time the fellowship would begin, and must have obtained the Ph.D. no more than three years prior to beginning the fellowship.

Primary responsibilities include (1) residence in the Boston / Cambridge area during the term of the appointment; (2) presentation of research in a colloquium or seminar in MIT’s Program in Science, Technology, and Society; (3) participation in area workshops on the history of physical sciences; and (4) participation in the teaching of a one-semester undergraduate course.

The fellowship provides a salary of $44,304 plus health insurance. The one-year, 12-month position begins July 2011. There is a possibility for an additional one-year renewal.

For more information, contact Prof. David Kaiser at     In addition to a c.v. and two recommendation letters, applicants should submit a proposal for research to be conducted during the fellowship year; a writing sample (a published article or section from the dissertation); and a proposed course syllabus. Please do not send electronic copies.

Application materials should be sent by 1 February 2011 to: Paree Pinkney Program in Science, Technology, and Society Massachusetts Institute of Technology77 Massachusetts AvenueE51-185Cambridge, MA 02139 USAMIT is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and strongly encourages applications from women and minority candidates.

Max Planck Institute for the History of Science Research Fellowships

The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin, Independent Research Group III (Veronika Lipphardt), announces Research Fellowships 2011.

(1) short-term scholarships for senior fellows (2 to 8 weeks)
(2) short-term postdoctoral scholarships with a duration (4 weeks to 3 months)
(3) short-term scholarships for doctoral students (3 months to 6 months)

Sarting date in 2011. Deadline for submission is July 25th 2010.

The fellowship is awarded in conjunction with the research project “Historicizing Knowledge about Human Biological Diversity in the 20th Century”.

For further information about the group see for a long version of this announcement see

The Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry: Research Funds and Fellowships

Research Funds and Fellowships

The Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry would like to invite applications for its new award scheme for 2010.  Two types of award are available: support for research into the history of chemistry or history of alchemy by New Scholars and support for Subject Development of either history of chemistry or history of alchemy.

The New Scholars Award is open to post-graduate students (both masters and doctoral students) and those who have obtained a PhD within five years of 1 January of the year in which the application is made. Awards of up to £500 will be made to cover research expenses, including travel, accommodation, subsistence, the reproduction of documents, and library fees.  Applications may also include the costs of reproducing images for publication.  The scheme will not fund the purchase of equipment or course fees.

In addition, post-graduate students only may apply for the costs of travel to conferences and accommodation, but only in order to give a paper.  The scheme will not pay conference registration fees.

Subject Development awards of up to £1000 will be made to support activities including, but not limited to, seminars, workshops, colloquia, lecture series, conference sessions, conferences, exhibitions and outreach activities that support either the history of chemistry or history of alchemy as academic subjects.

Only members of the Society, both those in the UK and those overseas, may apply.  Members must be in good standing at the time of making an application, and, if successful, throughout the period of an award. For more information, and an application form, please contact the Hon Secretary to the Society, Dr Georgette Taylor, at Membership Enquiries to the Hon Treasurer of the Society, John Perkins at

Closing date for applications: 31 May 2010

The Partington Prize 2011

The Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry has established the Partington Prize in memory of Professor James Riddick Partington, the Society’s first Chairman. It is awarded every three years for an original and unpublished essay on any aspect of the history of alchemy or chemistry. The prize consists of five hundred pounds (£500).

The competition is open to anyone with a scholarly interest in the history of alchemy or chemistry who, by the closing date of 31 December 2010 has not reached 35 years of age, or if older has completed a doctoral thesis in the history of science within the previous three years. Scholars from any country may enter the competition, but entries must be submitted in English and must not have been previously submitted to another journal. The prize-winning essay will be published in the Society’s journal, Ambix. One hard copy of the entry, word processed on one side of the paper, should be submitted, along with a copy of the entry on disc. We prefer files to be in Microsoft Word XP, if possible. Essays must be fully documented using the conventions used in the current issue of Ambix. Essays must not exceed 10,000 words in length, including references and footnotes. All entries must be submitted with a word count.

All entries should be sent to John Perkins, Hon Treasurer, Centre for Health, Medicine and Society, Oxford Brookes University, Gipsy Lane, Headington, Oxford OX3 0BP, with the words “Partington Prize” Written clearly on the envelope. Each entry should contain a separate title page giving the author’s name, institution, postal address, email address and date of birth (and if relevant the date of completion of their thesis). The author’s name and contact details must not appear on the pages of the essay as the identity of the author will not be made available to the judges. Essays (no more than one from each competitor) must be received no later than 31 December 2010.

The decision of the judges appointed by the Council will be final. The Society reserves the right to divide the prize between two or more entries of equal merit, or not to award a prize should no essay be deemed of suitable standard.

The name of the winner will be announced by 30 April 2011, and all essays will be returned to competitors soon after that date.

History of Science Society Fellowship in the History of Space Science

History of Science Society Fellowship in the History of Space Science

The History of Science Society Fellowship in the History of Space Science, supported by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) History Division, funds a nine-month research project that is related to any aspect of the history of space science, from the earliest human interest in space to the present. The program is broadly conceived and includes the social, cultural, institutional and personal context of space-science history.

Applicants must possess a doctorate degree in history of science or in a closely related field, or be enrolled as a student in a doctoral degree-granting program and have completed all requirements for the Ph.D., except the dissertation, in history of science or a related field. Eligibility is not limited to U.S. citizens or residents.

The Fellowship term is for a period of nine months. The Fellow will be expected to devote the term largely to the proposed research project. The stipend is $17,000 for a nine-month fellowship during the period 1 July 2010 to 30 June 2011. The starting and ending dates within that period are flexible. Funds may not be used to support tuition or fees. Sources of anticipated support must be listed in the application form.

Applications must be received by 3 March 2010.

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Visiting Researcher: Science Museum, London

Openings for Visiting Researchers at the Science Museum, London

Visiting Research Fellowships, 2010-2011

This is an exciting opportunity to carry out research on the unparalleled collections of the Science Museum, London. To mark the centenary of its founding as an independent museum in 1909, the Science Museum is offering Visiting Research Fellowships for advanced research on its scientific, technological and medical collections and the Science Museum Library. These research fellowships will be particularly valuable for academics on sabbatical leave or independent scholars with other sources of income.

The Science Museum has the largest and most significant collections relating to science, technology and medicine. With over 300,000 objects in its care, the Science Museum has particular strengths in the history of western science, technology and medicine since 1700.

This collection is supported by the books, journals and archives which are available in the Science Museum Library.

The Science Museum’s research programme has the aim of promoting scholarly research which furthers our understanding of the development of science, technology and medicine. The museum is not constrained by disciplinary boundaries and will welcome applications from scholars across the whole spectrum of academic endeavour. Applicants are at liberty to propose any topic which makes good use of the Science Museum’s collections.

If you have any queries (or need any additional information) please contact Peter Morris at

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Science Museum Visiting Research Fellowship

Stipend £16,000 for eight months

The award for this Fellowship is for eight months to cover accommodation and subsistence. Reasonable travel costs and research expenses will be refunded up to a maximum of £2,000.

The exact timing of the fellowship will be by arrangement, but will take place between May 2010 and March 2011.

Two Junior Research Fellowships, Science Museum, London

Bursary £1,000 a month

This is an exciting opportunity to carry out research on the unparalleled collections of the Science Museum, London. To mark the centenary of its founding as an independent museum in 1909, the Science Museum is offering two (2) junior research fellowships to enable postgraduate students explore the riches of its scientific, technological and medical collections and the Science Museum Library.

The Science Museum has the largest and most significant collections relating to science, technology and medicine. With over 300,000 objects in its care, the Science Museum has particular strengths in the history of western science, technology and medicine since 1700.

This collection is supported by the books, journals and archives which are available in the Science Museum Library.

The Science Museum?s research programme has the aim of promoting scholarly research which furthers our understanding of the development of science and technology. The museum is not constrained by disciplinary boundaries and welcomes applications from students from any appropriate subject areas. Applicants are at liberty to propose any theme which sheds light on the Science Museum?s collections. The precise topic will be chosen by the Science Museum in order to make the best use of the Science Museum?s collections while taking into account the successful candidate?s educational background, interests and strengths.

The bursary for this Junior Research Fellowship is £1,000 per month for up to three months and is intended to cover travel to and from the museum and living expenses. There will be very limited funds available to cover exceptional research costs, agreed in advance.

The exact timing of the fellowship will be by arrangement, but will take place between July 2010 and March 2011.

Applicants should send their curriculum vitae, which should show the candidate?s education, qualifications and any publications, with a covering letter, which should give a brief explanation of how this fellowship would advance your academic development and why you wish to carry out research on the Science Museum?s collections, preferably by email. Please supply the names and addresses of two academic referees.

Applicants should send a copy of their application to their chosen referees before submission, asking their referees to comment on their suitability for this Junior Research Fellowship. They should ask their referees to send their references in confidence directly to the address below ? preferably by email ? by Friday 19th March 2010. As there will not be a formal interview, applicants should ensure that they provide all the information needed to make a decision.

The deadline for applications is Friday 12th March 2010. They should be sent to or to:

Dr Peter J T Morris
Head of Research
Science Museum
London SW7 2DD

All candidates will be informed by email if they have been successful by the end of April 2010. Please ensure you include a current email address with your application.

If you have any queries (or need any additional information) please contact Peter Morris at

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