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Fellowships & Postdocs

Fully-funded 4-year Ph.D. position on Fearful Technologies, TU Eindhoven

Deadline: January 01 2017

Fully-funded 4-year Ph.D. position on "Fearful Technologies: Historical and ethical perspectives on the role of fear in pro-technology discourses"

The PhD position is interdisciplinary with a shared advisory team from the Technology, Innovation and Society Group (dr. Kalmbach, prof.dr. v.d. ...

IEEE History Center Life Member Internship for 2017

Deadline: March 01 2017

Scholars near the beginning of their career studying the history of electrical technology and computing and related fields are invited to contact the Center to be considered for a paid Internship at the Center's offices on the campus of Stevens Institute of technology in Hoboken, New Jersey, USA. ...

IEEE Life Member Fellowship in History of Electrical and Computing Technology for 2017–2018

Deadline: February 01 2017

The Fellowship supports one year of full-time graduate work in the history of electrical science and technology or closely related field 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. ...

ESRC Funded PhD studentships, Cardiff School of Social Sciences

Deadline: February 01 2017

The Cardiff School of Social Sciences has a number of ESRC funded PhD studentships, including opportunities in Science and Technology Studies. Details of the awards, eligibility and how to apply are available from:

2017-2018 Lemelson Center Fellowships and Travel Grants

Deadline: December 01 2016

Through its fellowships and travel grants, the Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation supports research projects that present creative approaches to the study of invention and innovation in American society. Projects may include (but are not limited to) historical research and ...

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Advanced Biomedical Ethics, University of Pennsylvania

Deadline: December 05 2016

The Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine invites applications for the postdoctoral Fellowship in Advanced Biomedical Ethics. This 2-year Fellowship seeks to train scholars and future leaders in academic biomedical ethics. ...

Linda Hall Library Seeks Fellows Among Science, Technology Historians

Deadline: January 16 2017

The Linda Hall Library is pleased to announce its fellowship program for the academic year 2017/18. Fellowships, lasting anywhere from one week to a full academic year, are awarded to outstanding projects in history of science and related science and technology studies fields that make use of the ...

Postdocs in Society and Neuroscience Program, Columbia University

Deadline: November 28 2016

The Center for Science and Society at Columbia University invites applications for a postdoctoral research scholar/scientist or associate research scholar/scientist position to begin July 1, 2017.


Columbia University is pleased to announce three interdisciplinary postdoctoral ...

Postdoctoral Fellowships, Science in Human Culture Program Northwestern University

Deadline: January 09 2017

The Science in Human Culture Program (SHC) at Northwestern University invites applications for two-year postdoctoral fellowships in the contextual study of science, technology, or medicine, to run September 1, 2017 – August 31, 2019. Two Fellows will be selected. Applications are welcome from ...

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in Team Science, Department of Philosophy, Michigan State University

The Toolbox Project (, an NSF-funded initiative based at Michigan State University that focuses on enhancing the quality of interdisciplinary team science, seeks candidates to fill a 12-month postdoctoral Research Fellow position beginning as soon as August 2016 but no ...

Postdoctoral Research Associate (Social Scientist), Washington State University

Deadline: October 03 2016

Position Summary:

Commercial specialty crop (vegetable and fruit) growers use plastic mulches to conserve water, suppress weeds, optimize soil temperature, and improve plant growth. However, plastic mulches need to be disposed of at the end of the growing season, resulting in significant ...

Postdoc for ethnographer of data science, University of Washington

Deadline: October 01 2016

The Department of Human Centered Design and Engineering (HCDE) at the University of Washington (UW) Seattle seeks an ethnographer of data science for a 36 month (2.5yrs) postdoctoral research scientist position, starting January 2017.

The hired candidate will work with Prof. David Ribes in ...

Society of Fellows postdoc awards for 2017-2020, Princeton University

Deadline: September 15 2016

The Princeton Society of Fellows, an interdisciplinary group of scholars in the humanities, social sciences, and selected natural sciences, invites applications for the 2017-2020 fellowship competition.

Four fellowships will be awarded:

Open Fellowship in any discipline represented in the ...

Postdoc on NASA’s organizational and fiscal history with Janet Vertesi, Princeton University

The Sociology Department at Princeton University is seeking a posdoctoral or more senior researcher to work with Assistant Professor Janet Vertesi on a project related to NASA's organizational and fiscal history. The goal of the research is to characterize how tough economic times affect ...

2017 Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program

Deadline: September 06 2016

The Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program, now in its 19th year, provides early career individuals with the opportunity to spend 12 weeks at the Academies in Washington, DC learning about science and technology policy and the role that scientists and engineers ...

PostDoc position - Army Research Laboratory, US MD

The United States Army Research Laboratory (ARL) is seeking applications for one postdoctoral position in the areas of social computing and social sciences. ARL is a basic and applied science and technology laboratory. This position is with Social Information Exploitation team in the ...

Research Fellow, Wiki Education Foundation

The Wiki Education Foundation is seeking a Research Fellow between July 2016 and March 2017 to lead a project to determine the effectiveness of Wikipedia classroom assignments in meeting learning objectives at the higher education level. In collaboration with existing Wiki Education Foundation ...