IEEE FELLOWSHIP IN HISTORY OF TECHNOLOGY, 2014-2015
The IEEE Life Members Fellowship in the History of Electrical and Computing Technology supports one year of full-time graduate work in the history of electrical and informational sciences and technologies at a college or university of recognized standing, or up to one year of post-doctoral research for a scholar in this field who has received his or her Ph.D. within the past four years. The stipend is $17,000, with a research budget of up to $3,000. This fellowship is funded by the IEEE Life Members’ Committee and supports historical research in any area covered by an IEEE technical society or council. IEEE has thirty-eight separate societies and seven technical councils covering a broad range of electrical and computing engineering. For a complete list, see: www.ieee.org/membership_services/membership/societies/index.html).
Reimbursable research expenses include economy class travel to visit archives, libraries, historical sites, or academic conferences, either to hear papers or to present one’s own work. Hotel stay, meals while travelling, copying costs, reprints of scholarly articles, and books directly pertaining to research are reimbursable. Any research trip expected to cost more than $1000 must be approved in advance by IEEE History Center Staff. Examples of non-reimbursable expenses include, but are not limited to: licensing fees for images for book version of thesis, computers or computer peripherals, digital cameras, clothing, and office supplies. Recipients are normally expected to take up the Fellowship in the July of the year that it is awarded. Fellowship checks are normally mailed to the Fellow quarterly in July, October, January, and April. For Fellows in the southern hemisphere who follow the southern hemisphere academic year, arrangements can be made to mail the checks in December (two quarters worth), March, and June.
Candidates with undergraduate degrees in engineering, the sciences, or the humanities are eligible for the fellowship. For pre-doctoral applicants, however, the award is conditional upon the candidate’s good standing in an appropriate in an appropriate PhD granting graduate program. In addition, pre-doctoral recipients may not concurrently hold other fellowships, but they may earn up to $10,000 for work that is directly related to their graduate studies. Pre-doctoral fellows must pursue full-time graduate work and evidence of satisfactory academic performance is required. These restrictions do not apply to post-doctoral applicants. Post-doctoral applicants must be no more than four years from the award of their PhD on the date the application is due. The Fellow is selected on the basis of the candidate's potential for pursuing research in, and contributing to, electrical, engineering and/or computing history. Applicants pursuing technical topics should demonstrate they possess the necessary skills, for example: knowledge of programming languages or mathematical discipline. Such knowledge can be demonstrated through course work or experience.
Application forms are available on-line at http://www.ieee.org/web/aboutus/history_center/about/fellowship.html. The deadline for completed applications is 1 February 2014. Applicants will be notified of the results by 1 June 2014.
Robert D. Colburn, Research Coordinator
IEEE History Center, Rutgers University
39 Union Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
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