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Fellowships & Postdocs

Last updated 10/21/2014 by Jay Burlingham.

Linda Hall Library Fellowships for 2015

Deadline: January 05 2015

http://www.lindahall.org/fellowships/

Updated: October 21 2014

Linda Hall Library is pleased to announce that resident fellowships for 2015 are now available. Though the Library is open to anyone who wishes to use the collections, fellowships up to $3,500 per month will assist scholars in financing a research visit.

Resident fellowships are offered for the duration of 1 to 9 months in support of research projects in science, engineering, and technology; in the history of science, engineering, and technology; or in interdisciplinary topics that link science or technology to the broader culture. Applications from U.S. and international scholars are welcome.

Recipients of fellowships are expected to work full time on their research projects while at the Library, to engage with other resident scholars, and to offer a presentation on their work to the general public.

Eligibility:
Doctorate-seeking scholars, scholars with a PhD or equivalent, and independent scholars who can demonstrate similar professional or academic experience are eligible to apply.

Application Information:
The application deadline for 2015 fellowships is January 5, 2015. Recipients will be notified in early spring 2015. Please see the Linda Hall Library Fellowships webpage for more information and application instructions: http://www.lindahall.org/fellowships/

If you have questions, please contact fellowships@lindahall.org.

IEEE History Center Life Member Internship, 2015

Deadline: March 16 2015

http://www.ieee.org/about/history_center/index.html

Updated: October 12 2014

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

The intern program seeks to provide research experience for graduate students in the history of electrical and computer technologies, while enlisting the help of promising young scholars for the Center's projects. The Intern generally works full-time for two months at the History Center on a Center project that is connected to his or her own area of interest. This time is usually during the summer, but other arrangements will be considered. Interns are also encouraged to consult with the Center's staff and its associates, and guided to research resources in the area. The internship is designed for those near the beginning or middle of their graduate careers, but advanced undergraduates, advanced graduates, and, on rare occasions, recent Ph.D.s will also be considered. Special consideration is often given to scholars from outside the United States who might not otherwise have an opportunity to visit historical resources in this country.

The stipend paid to the intern is US$3,500, but additional funds may be available to defray travel costs, depending on the intern’s circumstances. This internship is supported by the IEEE Life Members Committee.

There is no formal application form. To apply, please mail curriculum vitae showing your studies in electrical history along with a cover letter describing the sort of project you would be interested in doing (see contact information below). The deadline for contacting the IEEE History Center is 16 March 2015.

IEEE and Rutgers are AA/EO employers. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply for all positions. The IEEE History Center is cosponsored by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)—the world’s largest professional technical society—and Stevens Institute of Technology. The mission of the Center is to preserve, research, and promote the legacy of electrical engineering and computing. The Center can be contacted at: IEEE History Center, Stevens Institute of Technology, Castle Point on Hudson, Hoboken, NJ 07030-5991, +1 732 562 5450, ieee-history@ieee.org

IEEE Life Member Fellowship in Electrical History, 2015-2016

Deadline: February 01 2015

http://www.ieee.org/about/history_center/fellowship.html

Updated: October 12 2014

The IEEE Fellowship in Electrical History supports either one year of full-time graduate work in the history of electrical science and technology 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 three years. This award is supported by the IEEE Life Members Committee. The stipend is $17,000, with a research budget of up to $3,000.

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 (book publisher should pay for those), computers or computer peripherals, digital cameras, clothing, and office supplies (paper, pens, printer cartridges, CDs, memory sticks, etc.).

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 acceptance of the candidate into an appropriate graduate program in history at a school of recognized standing. In addition, pre-doctoral recipients may not hold or subsequently receive other fellowships, but they may earn up to $5,000 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.

The Fellow is selected on the basis of the candidate's potential for pursuing research in, and contributing to, electrical history. Application forms are available on-line at http://www.ieee.org/about/history_center/fellowship.html. The deadline for completed applications is 1 February 2015. This completed application packet should be sent to the Chair, IEEE Fellowship in Electrical History Committee, IEEE History Center at Stevens Institute of Technology, Castle Point on Hudson, Hoboken, NJ 07030-5991. Applicants will be notified of the results by 1 June 2015.

The IEEE Fellowship in Electrical Engineering History is administered by the IEEE History Committee and supported by the IEEE Life Members Committee.

2015-16 AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships

Deadline: November 01 2014

http://aaas.org/policy-fellowships/blue

Updated: September 12 2014

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is the world’s largest general scientific society, and publisher of the journals Science, Science Translational Medicine and Science Signaling. AAAS fulfills its mission to “advance science and serve society” through initiatives in science policy; international programs; science education; and more.

AAAS is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the 2015-16 AAAS S&T Policy Fellowships® year.

The AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships provide sociologists a public service and professional development opportunity to apply your knowledge and skills to national and international issues in the federal realm. Fellows share an interest and commitment to public service, a desire to learn about science and technology policy, and a willingness to apply their social science backgrounds in new arenas.

Fellows serve yearlong assignments in the executive, legislative and judicial branches of the federal government in Washington, DC.
Social and behavioral scientists who demonstrate solid scientific and technical credential, a commitment to public service, strong communication skills, problem-solving ability, good judgment, flexibility, and leadership qualities, are encouraged to apply.

For over 40 years, scientists, social scientists, and engineers have applied their knowledge and technical expertise to policy-making while developing valuable career enhancing skills. Join a network of more than 2,800 current and alumni fellows impacting policy, contributing to public service, and forging new careers.

Qualifications:
-Doctoral-level degree (PhD) in any scientific, social science or engineering discipline OR Master’s in engineering with 3 years of professional experience.
-US citizenship.

Stipend & Benefits:
- $75,000–$100,000.
- Health insurance, travel/training and relocation allowances.

Online Applications Due: November 1, 2014
Fellowship Year: September 1, 2015- August 31, 2016

For more information and to apply visit: http://aaas.org/policy-fellowships/blue
Contact:Barry Williams
Email: fellowships@aaas.org
Phone: 202-326-6700
Address: 1200 New York Ave. NW, Washington DC, 20005

Postdoctoral Fellow Position in Sociotechnical Resilience, Nanyang Technological University

Deadline: November 01 2014

http://www.eth-gethired.ch/jobs/postdoctoral_fellow_position_sociotechnical_resilience/28983

Updated: September 12 2014

The Post-doctoral Fellowship aims to conduct research on sociotechnical resilience. The main job is specifically focused on modelling the sociotechnical system, taking into account both organizational- institutional structures as well as technical-physical configuration of critical infrastructures. The Postdoctoral Fellow is expected to analyse and develop a framework for sociotechnical resilience in which both qualitative and quantitative aspects of the sociotechnical system are translated into a network-based model. The research project will be conducted in Singapore as part of Programme of Future Resilient Systems at Singapore-ETH Center (SEC).

The Postdoctoral Fellow duties include collecting and managing data and information, conducting ethnographic observation and analysis, and writing reports and publications. In addition, s/he is also responsible for coordinating research activities carried out by a small group of doctoral students. A PhD in sociology, anthropology, science and technology studies (STS), or system engineering is required. Having deep knowledge of risk, vulnerability, and resilience is preferable. For those with a PhD in social sciences, a background in engineering is a plus. The Postdoctoral Fellow is expected to be familiar with, or willing to develop skills, in computational modeling/social network analysis, and able to work with a high interdisciplinary research team consisting of engineers, economists, sociologists, and psychologists.

For further information please contact Dr. Sulfikar Amir by e-mail sulfikar@ntu.edu.sg (no applications).

Postdoctoral Research Fellow Position, Nanyang Technological University

Deadline: November 15 2014

Updated: September 12 2014

Tentative starting time: Jan 2015

One postdoctoral research fellow position is available in School of Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS), Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore. The research fellow will be working on a 2-year research project focusing on the social impact of underground construction in Singapore. The research fellow will be part of a highly interdisciplinary research team consisting of civil engineers, environmental engineers, sociologists, and psychologists.

• The applicant should have a PhD degree (in social sciences, urban planning, or environmental studies) from a reputed university or institute.
• Research experience in urban/environmental issues is highly desirable. Research skills in both quantitative and qualitative methods will be a plus.
• The applicant shall be self-motivated and must be able to work independently and as part of an interdisciplinary team.
• The salary and benefit are competitive and will be based on candidate’s qualification and experience. Applications must be submitted by 15 November 2014. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

If interested, please send a cover letter, 2 letters of recommendation, and a detailed CV to Asst. Prof. Sulfikar Amir (email: sulfikar@ntu.edu.sg) and Asst. Prof. Premchand Dommaraju (email: premchand@ntu.edu.sg).

About NTU
Young and research-intensive, Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University (NTU) is the fastest-rising Asian university in the world’s top 50. Ranked 41st in the world and 2nd among young elite universities, NTU offers engineering, science, business, humanities, arts, social sciences. Its new medical school, the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, is set up jointly with Imperial College London. Placed 14th in the world for Engineering and Technology, NTU is home to one of the world’s largest engineering colleges which has a research output among the top four universities globally and is 4th most cited in the world. It has one of the best business schools in Asia with MBA programme ranked top in Singapore by The Economist. Partnering with top academic institutions like Imperial College London and MIT, as well as industry leaders such as BMW and Rolls-Royce, NTU offers a well-rounded curriculum, with real-world relevance and is ranked 1st globally in industry income and innovation. NTU provides a high-quality global education to about 33,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students. The student body includes top scholars and international olympiad medallists from the region and beyond. Hailing from more than 70 countries, the university's 3,800-strong teaching and research staff brings dynamic international perspectives and years of solid industry experience.

IAS-STS Fellowship Programme 2015-2016 in Graz, Austria

Deadline: December 31 2014

http://www.ias-sts.aau.at

Updated: August 28 2014

The IAS-STS in Graz, Austria, promotes the interdisciplinary investigation of the links and interactions between science, technology and society, as well as technology assessment and research into the development and implementation of socially and environmentally sound technologies. Broadly speaking, the IAS-STS is an institute for the enhancement of science, technology and society studies.

The IAS-STS invites researchers to apply for a stay between 1 October 2015 and 30 June 2016 as a

- Research Fellow (up to nine months); or,
- Visiting Scholar (shorter period, e.g. a month).

The IAS-STS offers excellent research infrastructure. Close co-operation with researchers at the IFZ (Inter-University Research Centre for Technology, Work and Culture; see: www.ifz.aau.at), guest lectures, colloquia, workshops, and conferences provide an atmosphere of creativity and scholarly discussion.

Furthermore, we can offer five grants, worth EUR 940 per month, for long-term Research Fellows at the IAS-STS.

The Fellowship Programme 2015-2016 is dedicated to projects investigating the following issues:

1. Gender – Technology – Environment
This area of research particularly focuses on gender and queer dimensions in science and technology. On the one hand, individual perspectives of actors in the technological field are taken into account; on the other hand, educational, organisational, societal, environmental, and political issues are gaining more and more relevance. Queer perspectives on STS are of special interest, including analyses of the reproduction of sexual binaries or reproductions of marginalized/hegemonic positions and normalizations in and through science and technologies.

2. Life Sciences/Biotechnology
Applications are sought in two thematic areas:
First, following some 20 years of public debate, agricultural biotechnology continues to be a deeply controversial issue in the EU, partly fueled by progress in science and technology innovation such as GM industrial and energy crops, or novel breeding techniques. Research should contribute to a better understanding of the regulatory, broader policy and governance challenges of agricultural biotechnology, and/or explore strategies to manage these challenges.
Second, in recent years, social studies of the life sciences were bound to large scale research programmes. In many countries, these funding schemes have now come to an end. This is an opportunity to review these previous programmes via collaborative engagement with the life sciences, as well as to explore new ways of inquiry. Applicants are encouraged to address these issues when analysing the life sciences as a social process.

3. Sustainable and Innovative Public Procurement & Ecodesign
The supply side policy “Ecodesign”, and the demand side policy “Public Procurement” are used to support the transition towards green, socially responsible and innovative markets. Nonetheless, scientific research in these respective fields is still limited. Researchers investigating the following areas are encouraged to apply:
The environmental impact or the innovation potential of green public procurement and ‘Ecodesign’; the impact of socially responsible public procurement; the hurdles, success factors, efficacy, and wider implications of European or national policies for sustainable and innovative public procurement and ‘Ecodesign’.

4. Towards Low-Carbon Energy Systems
Based on analyses of social, technological and organisational frameworks of energy use, projects should contribute to the shaping of sustainable energy, climate and technology policies. They should focus on socio-economic aspects of energy technologies or on strategies of environmental technology policy. They should develop measures and strategies for the promotion of renewable energy sources; for the transition to a sustainable energy system; or, contribute to the field of sustainable construction. Regional governance, climate policy strategies, innovation policy and the role of users are important themes. In addition, the Manfred Heindler grant is awarded to research projects concerning the increased use of renewable energies and the more efficient use of energy.

5. Sustainable Food Systems
Food security, nutrition, food quality and safety, resource scarcity, carbon foot prints and other challenges faced in urban or rural areas are currently dominating the industrialized and globalized food systems. Research applications exploring different forms of sustainable food systems, as well as related social practices and socioeconomic/technical processes in the production, distribution, marketing, and consumption of food are encouraged. A particular focus lies on governance mechanisms, policies, and their (potential) contribution to a wider transformation towards more sustainable cities, regions and societies.


Applications must be submitted to the IAS-STS by 31 December 2014.

For application forms and further information:
Please visit our website: http://www.ias-sts.aau.at

Institute for Advanced Studies on Science, Technology and Society (IAS-STS)
Attn. Günter Getzinger
Kopernikusgasse 9
8010 Graz – Austria
E-mail: ias-sts@aau.at

Postdoctoral Fellowships, Science in Human Culture Program, Northwestern University

Deadline: December 01 2014

http://www.shc.northwestern.edu/post-doctoral/

Updated: August 15 2014

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, 2015 – August 31, 2017. Two Fellows will be selected. Applications are welcome from scholars who study science, technology, or medicine in any region of the world and from any of a range of historical, philosophical, sociological, anthropological, or literary perspectives. Each Fellow will be affiliated with both the SHC program and an appropriate disciplinary department in Weinberg College (History, Sociology, Philosophy, Anthropology, etc.). Fellows will pursue a program of independent scholarship and teach two one-quarter undergraduate classes (typically one seminar and one lecture) over the course of the three-quarter-long teaching year. Fellows will also help organize and run the SHC visiting lecturer series. They are expected to be active participants in intellectual activities in both SHC and their affiliated departments and to deliver one public lecture each year.

In order to ensure full consideration, all application materials must be received by December 1, 2014. Important additional information including salary, prerequisites, FAQs, and detailed submission instructions appears on our website at:
http://www.shc.northwestern.edu/post-doctoral/.

Administrative questions not addressed on the webpage should be directed to Natasha Dennison at shc-program@northwestern.edu. Substantive questions may be addressed to the program director at shc-dir@northwestern.edu. For more information about departments or programs in the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences at Northwestern, see http://www.weinberg.northwestern.edu/departments/index.html.

AA/EOE: Applications from women and minorities are especially encouraged. We also value demonstrated experience in working with diverse populations.

Postdocs, Sawyer Seminar and Spatial Humanities, Humanities Research Center, Rice University

Deadline: December 01 2014

Updated: July 23 2014

Rice University’s Humanities Research Center seeks postdoctoral fellows for two programs: the John E. Sawyer Seminar on “Platforms of Knowledge in a Wide Web of Worlds: Production, Participation, and Politics,” and Spatial Humanities.

The Sawyer Seminar Postdoctoral Fellow will explore research on digital knowledge platforms (e-learning, publishing, collaborative research, crowdsourced, etc.), teach an undergraduate course, give research presentations, and actively participate in the Seminar. For details and to apply: http://hrc.rice.edu/sawyerseminars.

The Spatial Humanities Postdoctoral Fellow will consult and collaborate on spatial humanities projects underway at Rice, offering technical and intellectual expertise in geospatial or 3D modeling technologies, give research presentations and teach two semester-long courses. For details and to apply: http://hrc.rice.edu/spatialpostdocapp.

Each program awards one 1-year fellow $50,000 salary, benefits eligibility, and a research/relocation allowance. Deadline for both fellowships: December 1, 2014.

2015 Dow Postdoctoral Fellowships in Sustainability, University of Michigan

Deadline: November 17 2014

http://sustainability.umich.edu/education/dow/postdoctoral

Updated: July 23 2014

The Graham Sustainability Institute is now accepting applications for the 2015 cohort of the Dow Postdoctoral Fellows in Sustainability. Please forward this announcement to colleagues and/or prospective postdoctoral fellows.

These fellowships are designed to support a new generation of sustainability scholars who understand the necessity of collaborating across disciplines and sectors to address and solve complex sustainability challenges, with a strong focus on the interface of the social sciences/humanities and the natural/physical/ engineering sciences. We are particularly eager to receive more applications from candidates whose backgrounds are in the social sciences, humanities, or the arts so we can develop a balanced cohort that covers a truly broad range of disciplines that coalesce around issues of sustainability. Applications are being solicited from a national and international pool and are due on November 17, 2014.

Each Dow Postdoctoral Fellow has a two-year appointment in a U-M School/College, Department, or Center and a concurrent two-year appointment as a program fellow, with appointments following traditional academic cycles. The next cohort of postdoctoral fellows will begin their term in September, 2015. Information on the program and application requirements/process is available here: http://sustainability.umich.edu/education/dow/postdoctoral. The request for proposals and a one-page flier suitable for posting are attached.

Questions about the program and/or application process should be directed to: dow-postdoc@umich.edu.

2015-2016 Fellowships, Institute for Advanced Study School of Social Science

Deadline: November 01 2014

http://www.sss.ias.edu/applications

Updated: April 10 2014

Each year, the School of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, NJ, invites about twenty scholars to be in residence for the full academic year to pursue their own research. The School welcomes applications in economics, political science, law, psychology, sociology and anthropology. It encourages social scientific work with an historical and humanistic bent and also entertains applications in history, philosophy, literary criticism, literature and linguistics. Applicants must have a Ph.D. at time of application, and must commit to the full academic year. Each year there is a general thematic focus that provides common ground for roughly half the scholars; for 2015-2016 the focus will be Borders and Boundaries. The application deadline is November 1, 2014. Applications must be submitted through the Institute?s online application system, which can be found, along with more information about the theme, at: http://www.sss.ias.edu/applications

The Strong Research Fellowships in Rochester, New York

http://www.thestrong.org/press/releases/2012/06/4337-strong-announces-play-research-fellowships

Updated: June 16 2012

The Strong is pleased to announce The Strong Research Fellowships to provide financial support for scholarly play research in The Strong’s incomparable collections of toys, games, board games, electronic games, and a wide breadth of play-related records and historical archives that document the importance of play in people’s lives.

The Strong invites applications from academic professionals, independent scholars, museum scholars, and advanced graduate students at the Masters or PhD level living outside a 50-mile radius of The Strong. Fellowships are awarded three times a year and granted for periods ranging from one week to three months in the following amounts: a $400 stipend per week for a maximum of three weeks and a $1,500 stipend per month for a maximum of three months.

More information about the fellowships: http://www.thestrong.org/press/releases/2012/06/4337-strong-announces-play-research-fellowships

For questions, please contact Shane Rhinewald at 585-410-6365 or SRhinewald@thestrong.org

2 PhD positions, “Ways of Writing: How Physicians Know, 1550-1950,” Inst for History of Medicine

Updated: March 16 2012

Applications are invited for 2 doctoral positions (65% E13) to be held for up to five years from 1 October 2012 at the Institute for the History of Medicine, Charité Berlin, for the research project “Ways of Writing: How Physicians Know, 1550-1950” funded by the European Research Council.

Observation in the clinic, testing in the laboratory, curve-tracing machines: we may think we know how physicians know. We don’t. That is because we have, until recently, ignored the primary medium in which medical knowledge occurs, namely, writing and its organisation and reorganisation on paper. Written patient records are almost as old as medicine itself and still central to its practice. Remarkably unexamined is how these have generated knowledge. The project aims to address a question of interest for understanding science, technology and medicine in the broadest sense: How are generalizations drawn from particulars? Key techniques appear to be those of mastering on paper. These are shared across clinical, natural historical, pedagogical, forensic, accounting, administrative and other activity. To learn how paper technology works and how this has shaped knowledge over time, to show how human beings know and deal with the physical world through operations of pen and paper: the project aims to contribute to this wider goal through its focus on medicine.

Successful applicants will join Volker Hess, Andrew Mendelsohn, and Ruth Schilling to complete a seven-person research group by focusing on one of the following areas:
1. Physici and Protophysici. Physicians in administration in early modern northern Italy and the Spanish court. Writing practices at intersections of government, university, and natural history. Languages: Latin, Italian and/or Spanish required.
2. Republic of letters, medicine in the 17th and 18th centuries. Natural historical practices at work in medical practice and the learned world. Languages: German, French, and English required; Latin preferred.
3. Birth of the clinic revisited. Knowledge practices from bedside to handbook at Montpellier, Leiden, Edinburgh, Vienna, 1700-1800. Languages: Latin, English, and French required; reading knowledge of Dutch preferred.
4. The Laboratory in the Clinic, 1850-1950. Role of modern experimental sciences in observation and understanding of disease(s). Languages: English and German required.
5. Constructing clinical cases, 1900-1950. Medical knowing from clinical recording to scientific publication. Languages: English and German required. Experience in historical research on patient records preferred.

Applicants should have a strong academic track record and research potential in history or history of science and/or medicine as well as specific knowledge and skills needed to work on one of the research areas listed above. Teamwork ability, readiness for cooperative research, and openness to multiple disciplinary approaches are essential.

Project members will communicate in English and German. Applicants with at least a listening knowledge of German will be at an advantage.

Project members will have the opportunity to gain academic qualifications – PhD or Habilitation – through their work on the project.

Preference will be given to equally qualified female applicants.

Enquiries: Volker Hess volker.hess@charite.de or Andrew Mendelsohn a.mendelsohn@imperial.ac.uk

To apply, please send full CV, sample of written work, and two-page proposal (in English or German) for research in one of the areas listed above by 25 March 2012 to:

Ms. Stefanie Voth, Sekretariat
electronically stefanie.voth@charite.de, or by post
Institut für Geschichte der Medizin
Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin
Ziegelstraße 10
10117 Berlin

Applicants will be interviewed in the week of 16 April 2012, with decisions announced the following week.

Truman G. Blocker, Jr. History of Medicine Fellowship, U of Texas

Updated: February 22 2011

The Moody Medical Library of the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston is pleased to offer the Truman G. Blocker, Jr. Fellowship to support research related to the history of medicine conducted at the Moody Medical Library.

The Truman G. Blocker, Jr. Fellowship will provide between $2,000 and $4,000 per year to support travel, lodging and incidental expenses for the period between January 1, 2011 and December 31, 2011. Upon completion the recipient will deliver a paper at the University of Texas Medical Branch outlining the research, provide an expense report and a copy of the final research product. The University of Texas Medical Branch also reserves the right to post excerpts from the work, a photograph and biographical material of the Fellow on our website: http://www.utmb.edu/

The fellowship proposal must demonstrate that the Truman G. Blocker, Jr. History of Medicine Collections contain resources central to the proposed topic. These collections consist of over 18,000 titles and 10,000 pamphlets and reprints documenting the development of Western medicine and allied sciences. The Moody Medical Library's holdings of books printed prior to 1501 place it among the top medical sciences libraries in the United States. Collection strengths include fundamental and secondary works in anatomy and surgery, anesthesiology, immunology, and occupational medicine. The Titus Harris Collection of the History of Psychiatry maintains over 4,500 volumes and is considered one of the most comprehensive accumulations of works on the subject.

The archival collections housed at the Moody Medical Library are among the largest and most significant in the history of the biomedical sciences in the southern United States. These collections provide records of state and national organizations, and professional societies in medicine and related fields in addition to the private and professional papers of University of Texas Medical Branch faculty, staff, students and alumni. An inclusive list of these archives may be found at the Texas Archival Resources Online website:
http://www.lib.utexas.edu/taro/index.html

While preference will be given to applicants who live beyond commuting distance of Galveston, all are encouraged to apply, including graduate students. Applicants should submit a fellowship proposal outlining the subject and objectives of the research project and historical materials to be used, (not to exceed 2 pages), a project budget including travel, lodging and research expenses, curriculum vitae and two letters of recommendation by April 1st, 2011. Award decisions will be made by May 1st, 2011.

Applications should be mailed to:

Robert O. Marlin IV, Archivist
Truman G. Blocker, Jr. History of Medicine Collections
Moody Medical Library, University of Texas Medical Branch
301 University Blvd.
Galveston,TX 77555-1035

Humboldt Research Fellowships

http://www.humboldt-foundation.de/web/771.html

Updated: September 15 2010

The Humboldt Research Fellowship enables highly-qualified scientists and scholars of all nationalities and all disciplines to carry out research projects for extended periods of time in cooperation with academic hosts at research institutions in Germany. Fellowships are awarded on the basis of academic achievement, the quality and fea sibility of the proposed research and the applicant's publications.

Humboldt Research Fellowship for Postdoctoral Researchers: Postdoctoral scientists and scholars who have completed a doctoral degree within four years prior to the application submission date are eligible. This fellowship: Allows for a stay of 6-24 months in Germany and provides a monthly stipend of 2,250 EUR. Application materials and detailed information are available on the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation webpage.

Humboldt Research Fellowship for Experienced Researchers: Scientists and scholars who have completed a doctoral degree within twelve years prior to the application submission date are eligible. This fellowship: Allows for a stay of 6-18 months in Germany; may be divided into a maximum of three visits of at least three months each; and provides a monthly stipend of 2,450 EUR. Application materials and detailed information are available on the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation webpage. Additional allowances are available for accompanying family members, travel expenses, and German language instruction.

Applications may be submitted at any time to the Humboldt Foundation in Bonn. The review process takes several months, and the selection committee meets three times a year to review applications.