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The Chemical Heritage Foundation (History of Science, Chemistry especially)


Through the Beckman Center, CHF offers long-term fellowships for periods of up to 9 months to support scholars in residence for the 2008-2009 academic year. To be eligible applicants must either have a Ph.D. (or equivalent) or be a doctoral candidate at the dissertation stage. Research projects must be in an area of the chemical and molecular sciences, technologies, and industries, broadly construed in terms of subject and time period. Named fellowships within this group include the following: Robert W. Allington Fellowship, for general research in the history of chemical & molecular sciences, technologies, and industries ($43,000); Gordon Cain Fellowship in Technology, Policy, and Entrepreneurship, for historical research on the development of the chemical industries ($43,000); Sydney M. Edelstein Fellowship, for general research in the history of chemical & molecular sciences, technologies, and industries ($43,000); Robert W. Gore Fellowship in Materials Innovation, open to advanced Ph.D. candidates who possess the skills to conduct historical case studies of materials innovations of the past thirty years and to communicate findings to academic, policy, and industrial audiences ($35,000 plus small research allowance); John C. Haas Fellowships, for research that will enhance public understanding of the chemical industries in relation to environmental, societal, health, and safety issues ($43,000,two fellowships offered); Charles C. Price Fellowship in Polymer History, for research on the history of the chemical sciences and technologies ($20,000).  Short term fellowships and travel grants are also available for similar research topics. 

There is no specific application form to apply for CHF fellowships. Also please note that, unlike past procedures, you do not have to apply for a specific fellowship (apart from the Gore, Société, and Ullyot fellowships) but simply for a long-term or short-term fellowship. The deadline is usually in February.  Visit the Chemical Heritage Foundation webpage for more information on any of the awards.

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