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Chemical Heritage Foundation Fellowships
The Chemical Heritage Foundation, an independent historical research center, library, and museum in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, is now accepting applications for long-term and short-term fellowships in residence at CHF’s Beckman Center for the History of Chemistry for the academic year 2010–2011. These fellowships are for scholars working in some area of the history and social studies of alchemical, chymical, chemical, and related sciences, technologies, crafts, or industries in all chronological and geographical areas. An overview of the kinds of research CHF supports, including work being done by its current and past fellows, can be found online at <www.chemheritage.org/
The research collections at CHF, where the chosen fellows will be in residence throughout their fellowship period, range from the fifteenth century to the present and include approximately 10 000 rare book volumes, significant archival holdings, thousands of images, and a large artifact and fine arts collection, supported by over 100 000 reference volumes, monographs, and journals. Within the collections there are many areas of special strength, including alchemy, mining and metallurgy, dyeing and bleaching, balneology, gunpowder and pyrotechnics, gas lighting, books of secrets, inorganic and organic chemistry, biochemistry, food chemistry, and pharmaceuticals. Recipients of all fellowships are expected to participate in and make a contribution to CHF’s intellectual life. CHF is also an active member in the Philadelphia Area Center for the History of Science <www.pachs.net>.
CHF currently has nine staff members with Ph.Ds. and targets to have at least an equivalent number of visiting scholars in residence at any one time to have an active and thriving scholarly community. Last year CHF gave four long-term postdoctoral, three long-term dissertation, and nine short-term fellowships.
The deadline for applications is 15 February 2010. Apply online at <www.chemheritage.org/research/research-nav4.html>. Fellows will be selected by an external peer-review selection committee and awardees should be notified in April 2010.
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