CHF offers several short-term fellowships for researchers studying the history and sociology of the chemical and molecular sciences, technologies, and industries. Short-term fellows are in residence at CHF for periods ranging from 1 to 4 months, according to their allocated fellowship.
The short-term fellowship year begins in September and ends the following August. Short-term fellows are allocated a carrel in the Othmer Library’s reading room. Wireless Internet access is available in the reading room.
CHF Short-Term Fellowships
Short-term fellowships are available to researchers whose work requires use of the collections housed at CHF. Stipends are $3,000 per month. No additional research or travel allowances are available.
The SHAC-CHF Rumford Scholarship for Travel to Europe
The Rumford Scholarship, awarded jointly by the Chemical Heritage Foundation (CHF) and the Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry (SHAC), enables the chosen scholar to travel to Europe in order to undertake original research in the history of chemistry or alchemy in libraries/archives/museum collections using their particular resources. The award may be held in any European country. The value of the award is £2300.
Société de Chimie Industrielle (American Section) Fellowship
The Société Fellowship is a special short-term fellowship for individuals whose work benefits public understanding of the heritage of the chemical industries. Applications are encouraged for multimedia projects, popular book and magazine publications, and Web-based projects. Applicants must specify how the outcome of their proposed projects will reach a broad audience. Only one Société Fellowship is available per year.
Société Fellows are in residence at CHF for three months during a given academic year or during the following summer. The stipend for the 3 months is $10,000 paid in biweekly installments. No additional funds are available for research or travel. There may be an opportunity for the Société Fellow to present work at a regular Société meeting in New York City.
Applications must include the following to be provided via the online application (either as PDF or as Word files): (1) a cover letter; (2) a research proposal of no more than 1,500 words addressing the relevance of CHF resources, how the work advances scholarship, and how the outcome might be published or disseminated; (3) a C.V. of no more than three pages in length; (4) the applicant must also supply contact information for two referees to send letters directly to CHF by the end of May.
All applications will be reviewed by the Société’s Education Committee and the fellowship recipient will be notified by CHF of their award in June. The award winner will also be invited to give a brief presentation of their work at the Société’s annual meeting in New York, NY.
This fellowship is supported by an annual gift from the Société de Chimie Industrielle (American Section).
Glenn E. and Barbara Hodsdon Ullyot Scholarship
The Ullyot Scholarship aims to advance the public understanding of the importance of chemistry and related sciences to the public welfare by supporting graduate or postdoctoral research into the history of chemistry and related sciences. Applications are encouraged for educational media and Web-based projects as well as popular book and magazine publications. Applicants must specify how the outcome of their proposed projects will reach a broad audience. Only one Ullyot Scholarship is available per year.
Ullyot Scholars are in residence at CHF for 2 months during a given academic year or during the following summer. The stipend for the 2 months is $6,000 paid in biweekly installments. No additional funds are available for research or travel.
The Ullyot Scholarship is made possible through the generosity of Glenn E. and Barbara Hodsdon Ullyot.
“When I arrived at CHF I was immersed in a community of historians of science—none of whom I knew personally— where I was challenged intellectually on a day-to-day basis. These engagements resulted in relationships—both professional and personal—that continue to this day.”