Fellowship Program Receives Record Number of Applications

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March 20, 2014 - PHILADELPHIA

The Beckman Center for the History of Chemistry at the Chemical Heritage Foundation (CHF) received a record number of fellowship applications for the 2014−2015 academic year. The Beckman Center has led the nation since 2011 in granting pre- and postdoctoral fellowships to scholars in the history of science, and the program continues to grow rapidly, with 89 applications this year, up 25% over last year.

“Because of our generous donors, we remain the top fellowship program in the history of science in the United States,” said Carsten Reinhardt, CHF’s president and CEO. “Their investment allows us to attract and support the best scholars, enhancing our work in preserving and interpreting the rich history of science from alchemy to chemistry, the life sciences, high technology, nanotechnology, and materials science.”

About the Chemical Heritage Foundation

CHF fosters dialogue on science and technology in society. Our staff and fellows study the past in order to understand the present and inform the future. We focus on matter and materials and their effect on our modern world in territory ranging from the physical sciences and industries, through the chemical sciences and engineering, to the life sciences and technologies. We collect, preserve, and exhibit historical artifacts; engage communities of scientists and engineers; and tell the stories of the people behind breakthroughs and innovations.

For more information please visit www.chemheritage.org.

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