Institution: Linda Hall Library
Country: United States
City (Metropolitan Area): Kansas City -- Missouri
Applicant Eligible Countries: Worldwide
Type of Opportunity: Fellowships
Application Deadline: January 18, 2019
Funding: $3,000 per month for doctoral and up to $4,200 per month for postdoctoral students.
The Linda Hall Library encourages doctoral students and other exemplary scholars to apply for the 2019-2020 fellowships. Candidates should be conducting research in the history of science and related areas. This includes topics such as science and technology studies. This fellowship provides researchers with a unique, immersive setting that inspires rich intellectual discussion and research. Fellows may also take advantage of the library’s close proximity to other research libraries and institutions.
The Linda Hall Library was founded in 1946 and is one of the leading independent science and technology libraries in the country. Its holdings document the science, technology, and engineering disciplines spanning from the 15th century to the present. Over half a million monograph volumes and over 48,000 journal titles are available in topics such as natural history, Cold Ware science, aeronautics, and more.
Each fellowship is designed to last anywhere from one week to four months. Several distinct awards are available, including Residential Fellowships and Travel Fellowships. The residential fellowships may last from one to four months and are designed for doctoral students whose work would potentially benefit from research conducted within the Library’s collections. Funding is awarded for up to $3,000 per month for doctoral students and up to $4,200 per month for postdoctoral students.
Individuals who reside within the Kansas City area may not apply for residential research fellowships. Recipients are expected to work full time on their research projects at the library, and housing is not provided. All fellows must offer a lecture or seminar to the general public while in residence, if so requested, and engage in seminars and other in-house events with other fellows.
Travel fellowships are geared toward researchers who wish to make a short, exploratory visit lasting anywhere from one to three weeks. Funding is available in the amount of $750 per week to help offset the cost of travel and living expenses in Kansas City.
To apply, candidates should complete an application packet detailing the intellectual, historic, and scientific significance of the project, as well as the importance of the Library’s’ collections to the outcomes of the research project. All application materials should be submitted no later than January 18, 2019.
To learn more and apply, click here.