Beckman Center for the History of Chemistry
2013–2014 Fellowships in the History of Science, Technology, Medicine, & Industry
The Beckman Center for the History of Chemistry at the Chemical Heritage Foundation (CHF), an independent research library in Philadelphia, invites applications for fellowships.
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. The research collections at CHF range chronologically from the fifteenth century to the present and include 6,000 rare books, significant archival holdings, thousands of images, and a large artifact and fine arts collection, supported by over 100,000 reference volumes and journals. Within the collections there are many areas of special strength, including: alchemy, mining & metallurgy, dyeing and bleaching, balneology, gunpowder and pyrotechnics, gas-lighting, books of secrets, inorganic and organic chemistry, biochemistry, food chemistry, and pharmaceuticals.
We support roughly 18 fellows each year, creating a vibrant community of scholars whose work is in some way tied to the history of chemistry and its related sciences and practices. Applications come from people in a wide range of disciplines across the humanities and social sciences.
9 Months in Residence
open to PhD scholars • $45,000
9 Months in Residence; open to graduate students at the dissertation stage • $26,000
1–4 Months in Residence; open to all scholars and researchers • $3,000 per month
Application Deadline: February 15, 2013
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2012 is the 25th Anniversary of the Beckman Center at CHF. We would like to thank the 195 fellows from 19 different countries who have made up our community over the last 25 years. We are proud to have had them join us.
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