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Last updated 01/27/2015 by Jay Burlingham.

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Social Studies of Clinical Trials, University of North Carolina at Chapel

Deadline: March 01 2015

Updated: January 27 2015

Description: Applications are now being accepted to fill a postdoctoral fellowship as part of the HealthyVOICES Project, an NIH-funded study investigating the participation of healthy volunteers in pharmaceutical Phase I clinical trials. The position is part of a five-year longitudinal study to investigate healthy volunteers’ patterns of participation in clinical trials. The research focuses on the relationship over time between healthy volunteers’ perceptions of the risks and benefits of trial participation and their behaviors and decision-making surrounding enrollment in those studies. The principal investigator on the project is Prof. Jill Fisher. This will be a one-year position beginning July 1, 2015, with the possibility of annual renewal for one additional year. This fellowship is made possible through a grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, one of the U.S. National Institutes of Health. The postdoctoral fellow will take the lead on collecting and analyzing data, writing articles and reports, and presenting findings at conferences. The fellow will be expected to be in residence in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, for the duration of the position and be an active colleague in the UNC Center for Bioethics and Department of Social Medicine.

Requirements: Applicants must possess a Ph.D. in a relevant social science field (e.g., sociology, science and technology studies, anthropology, or communication). Applicants must have advanced methodological expertise in interviewing and qualitative data analysis, excellent writing skills, and motivation to take initiative to ensure the success of the project. Preference will be given to candidates who exhibit evidence of research interests and demonstrated knowledge in social studies of the pharmaceutical industry, clinical trials (especially Phase I studies), health disparities, and social inequalities. Additionally, Spanish language skills are highly desirable.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and welcomes all to apply regardless of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. We also encourage protected veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply.

Application Instructions: Applicants should submit a CV, a letter describing suitability for the fellowship, one writing sample, and the names of three references to jill.fisher@unc.edu

Deadline to Apply: 3/1/2015

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Environmental Social Science, Vanderbilt University

Deadline: February 01 2015

http://www.vanderbilt.edu/viee/

Updated: January 14 2015

The Vanderbilt Institute for Energy and the Environment (VIEE) and the Vanderbilt Climate Change Research Network (CCRN) are pleased to invite applications from qualified candidates for a postdoctoral fellowship position in environmental social science. The position is for one year, with the possibility of an additional one year extension contingent on performance and funding. The appointment is to start in summer of 2014.

Additional details about the position are offered below, and information about VIEE and CCRN can be found here:
VIEE: http://www.vanderbilt.edu/viee/
CCRN: http://law.vanderbilt.edu/academics/academic-programs/environmental-law/climate-change-network/

Applications are sought from candidates with primary experience in one or more relevant fields in the area of environmental social science, including psychology, sociology, and decision sciences. We are particularly interested in applicants whose research interests and expertise include perceptions of climate change, resource consumption, engagement in environmental behavior and environmental policy support. For the successful candidate, the thrust of the work during this fellowship will utilize quantitative social psychological or sociological research methods to examine influences on energy use, environmentally significant behavior and policy support by individuals, households, and private institutions.

The postdoctoral fellow will function as an integral member of an active, interdisciplinary research group. The fellow will interact with faculty, graduate and professional students, undergraduates, and other postdoctoral fellows representing a wide range of disciplines, including energy and environmental law, political science, economics, psychology, human and organizational development, management, earth and environmental sciences, and engineering. Successful candidates will be expected to contribute to existing projects, work closely with other members of the research group and in interdisciplinary teams, help develop project proposals and publish research results in peer-reviewed journals.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in an appropriate field by the time the appointment begins. In addition, they should have a keen interest and demonstrated expertise in their particular area, strong interpersonal skills, writing ability, and capability to perform in-depth analysis. Candidates must be self-starters who are comfortable taking initiative and who can play a major role in working on multiple projects and bringing them to completion.

Review of applications will begin on February 1, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications should include: (1) a curriculum vitae, (2) three letters of reference from supervisors or professors signed and on letterhead with email addresses and phone numbers included, and (3) an essay (3-5 pages) describing reasons for applying, goals to be accomplished during the fellowship, and a description of how completion of the fellowship will help accomplish career goals. Applications should be submitted electronically as an email attachment to VIEE@vanderbilt.edu.

Doctoral studentships at Center for Science and Technology Studies, University of Wuppertal, Germany

Deadline: February 06 2015

Updated: January 14 2015

The Interdisciplinary Center for Science and Technology Studies (IZWT) of the University of Wuppertal, Germany, invites applications for

two doctoral studentships (PhD)
to run for three years from April 1, 2015
remunerated at 65% of statutory workload (rating: E 13 TV-L).

The Interdisciplinary Center for Science and Technology Studies (IZWT) is a central organizational unit of the Bergische Universität Wuppertal dedicated to research into sociological, historical, and philosophical aspects of the structure and development of science and technology. A pilot interdisciplinary graduate training project entitled “Continuity and Change in Science and Technology from 1800” is due to be launched this year. Focusing on the developmental dynamics of science and technology, the project will analyze concepts of progress, regression, standstill, revolution, paradigm change, innovation, exnovation, tradition and change, old and new etc. The aim is to develop new approaches to the dimensions of continuity and change, which are commonly conceived as polar opposites.

Subject area and personal qualifications
- university degree (master’s or equivalent) in history, mathematics, science/engineering, philosophy, sociology, or Science and Technology Studies
- ability to organize, plan and communicate in a team setting; competence and willingness to engage in independent research in an interdisciplinary cooperative environment; excellent English skills.

Tasks and conditions
- doctoral degree to be completed in the context of the research project “Continuity and Change in Science and Technology from 1800”
- submission of an independent PhD thesis concerned with theories and case studies on continuity and change, “old” and “new” in science and technology; interdisciplinary supervision will be provided; for further information on the research program visit http://www.izwt.uni-wuppertal.de
- the doctoral thesis may be written in German or English; opportunities to learn German are available at the university’s Language Learning Institute (http://www.sli.uni-wuppertal.de/)
- development of an innovative training program in interdisciplinary cooperation with IZWT professors (Profs. Heinze, Remmert, Schiemann, Volkert, and Weber); this will involve joint planning of courses on current issues of Science and Technology Studies, as well as the organization of conferences, workshops, and guest lectures
- a several-month-long stay abroad during the second year of the doctoral program is expressly encouraged.

Reference number: 14175


Applications should be submitted to:
Bergische Universität Wuppertal, IZWT, Gauss Str. 20, 42119 Wuppertal, Germany.

Please enclose (1) CV (resumé); (2) educational certificates (school-leaving, and university degree: BA/BSc, MA/MSc or equivalent); (3) a statement (1-3 pages) of your ideas and interests in the context of the research program, indicating your chosen topic area, the historical period concerned, and the proposed methodology.

Your application may also be submitted electronically at iz1@uni-wuppertal.de; in this case please send all documentation in a single PDF file.

Questions relating to this advertisement should be addressed to Prof. Dr. Remmert: remmert@uni-wuppertal.de

Gender mainstreaming policy
Women applicants with the same aptitudes, abilities and academic achievements will be given preferential consideration so long as they are under-represented in the organizational unit in question and personal qualities of a co-applicant do not outweigh such considerations. Disability rights are not affected by this policy.

Deadline for applications: February 6, 2015

Two Research Fellow positions in Science, Technology and Innovation Studies, University of Edinburgh

Deadline: February 04 2015

https://www.vacancies.ed.ac.uk/pls/corehrrecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.jobspec?p_id=032226

Updated: January 14 2015

The University of Edinburgh seeks to appoint two Postdoctoral Research Fellows to work in Science, Technology and Innovation Studies on a project entitled "Engineering life: ideas, practices and promises" funded by the European Research Council and led by Dr Jane Calvert. The project focuses on the emerging field of synthetic biology, which promises to engineer the living world. It will study both the engineering of biology and the role of social scientists within this.

Applicants should have experience of conducting high quality academic research in the field of Science and Technology Studies, and should be willing to engage with scientists, engineers, policy makers, artists and designers.

These are both full-time and fixed-term posts of 30 months available from 1st March 2015. Depending on profile, appointment may be made at Grade 7 or Grade 8.

Salary: UE07: £31,342 - £37,394 per annum / UE08: £38,511 - £45,954 per annum

Closing Date: Wednesday 4th February 2015 at 5pm (GMT)

Post Doctoral Fellowship in the History of Science and Technology, New York University

Deadline: February 13 2015

http://www.nyuopsearch.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=52346

Updated: January 14 2015

The Gallatin School of Individualized Study at New York University invites applications for a post-doctoral fellowship for one year in the history of science and technology, or a related field, with the possibility for renewal for a second year. The Fellowship, which will begin September 1, 2015, will include a $40,000 annual stipend, a $20,000 housing allowance, full medical benefits and assistance with relocation. The research of the successful candidate should be interdisciplinary in nature and complement the work of historians of science already at Gallatin, as we look to strengthen the history-of-science community within New York University and New York City. The successful candidate will advance their own research project, teach two undergraduate courses a year, assist in the execution and development of the NYC History of Science Group, the NYU Science and Society minor and take part in the academic life of NYU and the Gallatin School.

Candidates are requested to submit a curriculum vitae, a research proposal on a topic related to the project (750 words maximum), a sample or samples of writing (i.e., article or book chapter), and two letters of recommendation.

All application materials must be received by February 13, 2015.

NYU encourages applications from women and minorities.

Postdoc for Cosmopolitanism in Science project, Dalhousie University

Deadline: March 02 2015

Updated: January 14 2015

Postdoctoral Fellowship
Science and Technology Studies (STS) / History and Philosophy of Science, Technology, Medicine (HPSTM)
University of King’s College / Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS
Duration: 1 year, with option to renew for second year pending budget and project restrictions and requirements
Application Deadline: Monday March 2 2015

The University of King’s College and Dalhousie University announce a postdoctoral fellowship award in Science and Technology Studies (STS)/ History and Philosophy of Science, Technology and Medicine (HPSTM), associated with the SSHRC Partnership Development Grant, “Cosmopolitanism and the Local in Science and Nature: Creating an East/West Partnership,” a partnership development between institutions in Canada, India and Southeast Asia aimed at establishing an East/West research network on “Cosmopolitanism” in science. The project closely examines the ideas, processes and negotiations that inform the development of science and scientific cultures within an increasingly globalized landscape. A detailed description of the project can be found at: www.CosmoLocal.org.

Funding and Duration:
The position provides a base salary equivalent to $35,220 plus benefits (EI, CPP, Medical and Dental), and with the possibility of augmenting the salary through teaching or other awards, depending on the host department. The fellow would be entitled to benefits offered by University of King’s College or Dalhousie University. The successful applicant will begin their 12-month appointment between April 1st and July 1st, 2015, subject to negotiation and candidate’s schedule. Contingent on budget and project requirements, the fellowship may be extended for a second year with an annual increase as per institutional standards.

Eligibility:
The appointment will be housed at University of King’s College and/or in one of the departments of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Dalhousie University. The successful applicant is expected to have completed a Ph.D. in STS, HPS or a cognate field, within the last five years and before taking up the fellowship. Please note that the Postdoctoral Fellowship can only be held at Dalhousie University in the six years following completion of his or her PhD. For example a person who finished his or her PhD in 2010 is eligible to be a Postdoctoral Fellow until December 2016.

In addition to carrying out independent or collaborative research under the supervision of one or more of the Cosmopolitanism co-applicants, the successful candidate will be expected to take a leadership role in the Cosmopolitanism project, to actively coordinate the development of the project, and participate in its activities as well as support networking and outreach.International candidates need a work permit and SIN.

Research:
While the research topic is open and we encourage applications from a wide range of subfields, we particularly welcome candidates with expertise and interest in the topics addressed in the Cosmopolitanism project. The candidate will be expected to work under the supervision of one of the Cosmopolitanism co-applicants. Information on each is available on the “About” page of the project’s website (www.CosmoLocal.org).

Application:

Full applications will contain:
1. Cover letter that includes a description of current research projects,
2. Research plan for post-doctoral work. Include how the proposed research fits within the Cosmopolitanism project’s scope, and which co-applicant with whom you wish to work.
3. Academic CV,
4. Writing sample,
5. Names and contact information of three referees.

Applications can be submitted in either hardcopy or emailed as PDF documents:

Hardcopy:
Dr. Gordon McOuat
Cosmopolitanism and the Local Project
University of King’s College
6350 Coburg Road
Halifax, NS. B3H 2A1
CANADA

Email:
situsci@dal.ca

Deadline:
Applications must be received by Monday, March 2 2015.

Further questions about the project and the application procedure should be directed to: Dr. Gordon McOuat, History of Science and Technology Programme, University of King’s College (gmcouat@dal.ca)

and/or

Dr. Letitia Meynell, Department of Philosophy, Dalhousie University (letitia.meynell@dal.ca)


Dalhousie University and the University of King’s College are Employment Equity/Affirmative Action employers. The universities encourage applications from qualified Aboriginal peoples, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, and women.

Postdoc in Learning Ethnographies of New Engineers, Northwestern University

http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=1252372

Updated: January 12 2015

Learning Ethnographies of New Engineers (LENE)
NSF REAL grant 2014-2016

Northwestern University seeks applicants for a post-doctoral research fellow for up to two and a half academic years, starting in Winter 2015. This is a research fellowship working with Principal Investigator Reed Stevens and collaborating partners at the University of Colorado, Boulder.
This research fellow will work on all phases of research in the Learning Ethnographies of New Engineers (LENE) project funded by the National Science Foundation (see http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=1252372). The leading goal of the project is to understand and compare the learning experiences of new engineers—recently graduated engineering students in their first jobs. The post-doctoral research fellow will lead data collection under the supervision of Dr. Stevens and a parallel principal investigator at the University of Colorado. Required qualifications include an earned Ph.D. in a social sciences discipline with extensive training in qualitative fieldwork (e.g. learning sciences, science studies, anthropology, sociology, engineering/STEM education). Strong consideration will be given to all scholars who have significant experience with ethnographic fieldwork, participant recruiting, data collection, and qualitative analysis. A working knowledge of engineering is desirable but not required.

The research will take place at engineering workplaces in the Chicago metro area and in the undergraduate engineering environments of Northwestern University. The postdoctoral fellow will develop further expertise in ethnographic research methods, video-based interaction analysis, and an ethnographically-grounded approach to learning and identity formation. The post-doctoral fellow will also participate in research group meetings and ongoing professional development opportunities in the target areas of the project, and will have opportunities to participate in Northwestern’s internationally recognized Learning Sciences program as well as in the intellectual environment of Northwestern more broadly .

For questions and additional information, please contact reed-stevens@northwestern.edu

Compensation: This is a full-time, 12-month position with full benefits. The position is renewable for up to a total of two and half years based on performance and the ongoing availability of sponsored funding, with the opportunity for salary increases in the second and third years. The budget also includes conference travel funds for the postdoc.

Interested applicants should submit the following materials: a cover letter addressing your qualifications and career history, as well as how the postdoctoral position with LENE fits with your career goals; a Curriculum Vitae; the names and contact information of three scholars who can serve as references; and two samples (published or unpublished) of your scholarly work, one of which you identify as a research paper that best represents your potential as a scholar and future career trajectory related to the LENE project.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Northwestern University is located in an attractive lakefront community adjacent to Chicago. Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Members of historically underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States. Employment eligibility verification required upon hire.

Presidential Scholars in Society and Neuroscience, Columbia University in the City of New York

Deadline: January 15 2015

http://academicjobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=60129

Updated: December 11 2014

Columbia University is pleased to announce three postdoctoral positions for researchers who have earned the doctorate, or its equivalent, in a humanities or social science discipline—such as psychiatry, psychology, public health, law, history, economics, literature, philosophy, anthropology, sociology, journalism, music and the arts—and who have extensive acquaintance with and critical understanding of neuroscience research. These Presidential Scholars will form the inaugural members of an innovative program that will eventually include nine postdoctoral positions and a large group of mentors and affiliated faculty from the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences.

Over the last decade, Columbia University has assembled a distinguished group of neuroscientific researchers in the Zuckerman Mind, Brain, Behavior Institute which, with the infusion of new funds and a new building, stands poised to become one of the most important loci of neuroscience research in the world. Columbia University is committed to supplementing the groundbreaking experimental inquiry of the neuroscience faculty by systematic investigation into the conceptual underpinnings and the social foundations and consequences of such newly obtained knowledge. The Presidential Scholars in Society and Neuroscience will add the perspective of disciplines in the humanities and social sciences to intensify and broaden the neuroscientific research base and help advance transformative interdisciplinary research throughout the University.

The goal of this interdisciplinary experiment is to train and foster a new generation of scholars with the capacity to advance understanding of the humanist and social dimensions of mind, brain, and behavior. In order to foster true interdisciplinary research, each Presidential Scholar will work very closely with two senior mentors, one drawn from neuroscience and the other from the humanities or social science discipline closest to the work of the scholar. The Presidential Scholars, mentors, and affiliated faculty will meet bi-weekly throughout the academic year, inviting guest discussions from accomplished scholars around the world and serving as a locus for the Presidential Scholars’ presentation of their own work.
Successful applicants will be appointed in the Center for Science and Society at Columbia University. Appointments will be made at the level of postdoctoral scholar or scientist, or associate research scholar or scientist, with a start date of July 1, 2015 for the 2015-16 academic year. Renewal for the second and third years will be based on satisfactory performance. The annual salary will be approximately $80,000, plus benefits.

Eligibility Requirements: Candidates must hold the doctoral degree by July 1, 2015 (and have received the doctorate after July 1, 2010) in a humanities or social science discipline, and must demonstrate extensive acquaintance with and critical understanding of an aspect of neuroscience.

Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2015 and will continue until the positions are filled. All applications must be submitted through Columbia University's online Recruitment of Academic Personnel System (RAPS) and must include: a cover letter of application, curriculum vitae, dissertation abstract, writing sample of up to 30 pages (article or book chapter), proposal for an interdisciplinary research project (or projects) that builds on your own disciplinary background and an aspect of neuroscientific research, work sample or portfolio (if applicable – for applicants with a background in the Arts), and three letters of reference.

For more information and to apply, please go to http://academicjobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=60129
For questions about the application process, please contact researchinitiatives@columbia.edu.
Columbia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

Postdoc, Cosmopolitanism in Science project, Dalhousie University

Deadline: March 02 2015

http://cosmolocal.org/2014/12/10/postdoc-for-cosmopolitanism-in-science/

Updated: December 11 2014

Postdoctoral Fellowship
Science and Technology Studies (STS) / History and Philosophy of Science, Technology, Medicine (HPSTM)
University of King’s College / Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS
Duration: 1 year, with option to renew for second year pending budget and project restrictions and requirements
Application Deadline: Monday March 2 2015

The University of King’s College and Dalhousie University announce a postdoctoral fellowship award in Science and Technology Studies (STS)/ History and Philosophy of Science, Technology and Medicine (HPSTM), associated with the SSHRC Partnership Development Grant, “Cosmopolitanism and the Local in Science and Nature: Creating an East/West Partnership,” a partnership development between institutions in Canada, India and Southeast Asia aimed at establishing an East/West research network on “Cosmopolitanism” in science. The project closely examines the ideas, processes and negotiations that inform the development of science and scientific cultures within an increasingly globalized landscape. A detailed description of the project can be found at: www.CosmoLocal.org.

Funding and Duration:
The position provides a base salary equivalent to $35,220 plus benefits (EI, CPP, Medical and Dental), and with the possibility of augmenting the salary through teaching or other awards, depending on the host department. The fellow would be entitled to benefits offered by University of King’s College or Dalhousie University. The successful applicant will begin their 12-month appointment between April 1st and July 1st, 2015, subject to negotiation and candidate’s schedule. Contingent on budget and project requirements, the fellowship may be extended for a second year with an annual increase as per institutional standards.

Eligibility:
The appointment will be housed at University of King’s College and/or in one of the departments of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Dalhousie University. The successful applicant is expected to have completed a Ph.D. in STS, HPS or a cognate field, within the last five years and before taking up the fellowship. Please note that the Postdoctoral Fellowship can only be held at Dalhousie University in the six years following completion of his or her PhD. For example a person who finished his or her PhD in 2010 is eligible to be a Postdoctoral Fellow until December 2016.

In addition to carrying out independent or collaborative research under the supervision of one or more of the Cosmopolitanism co-applicants, the successful candidate will be expected to take a leadership role in the Cosmopolitanism project, to actively coordinate the development of the project, and participate in its activities as well as support networking and outreach.International candidates need a work permit and SIN.

Research:
While the research topic is open and we encourage applications from a wide range of subfields, we particularly welcome candidates with expertise and interest in the topics addressed in the Cosmopolitanism project. The candidate will be expected to work under the supervision of one of the Cosmopolitanism co-applicants. Information on each is available on the “About” page of the project’s website (www.CosmoLocal.org).

Application:

Full applications will contain:
1. Cover letter that includes a description of current research projects,
2. Research plan for post-doctoral work. Include how the proposed research fits within the Cosmopolitanism project’s scope, and which co-applicant with whom you wish to work.
3. Academic CV,
4. Writing sample,
5. Names and contact information of three referees.

Applications can be submitted in either hardcopy or emailed as PDF documents:

Hardcopy:
Dr. Gordon McOuat
Cosmopolitanism and the Local Project
University of King’s College
6350 Coburg Road
Halifax, NS. B3H 2A1
CANADA

Email:
situsci@dal.ca

Deadline:
Applications must be received by Monday, March 2 2015.

Further questions about the project and the application procedure should be directed to:
Dr. Gordon McOuat, History of Science and Technology Programme, University of King’s College
gmcouat@dal.ca

and/or

Dr. Letitia Meynell, Department of Philosophy, Dalhousie University
letitia.meynell@dal.ca

Dalhousie University and the University of King’s College are Employment Equity/Affirmative Action employers. The universities encourage applications from qualified Aboriginal peoples, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, and women.

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.

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.