Long-Term Fellowships

Photo by Douglas A. Lockard

Photo by Douglas A. Lockard

CHF offers several long-term fellowships for scholars studying the history and sociology of the chemical and molecular sciences, technologies, and industries. Long-term fellows are in residence at CHF for the entire academic year (September–May). All long-term fellows are provided with a private office, a computer, and a direct telephone line.

There are two kinds of long-term fellowships: one for postdoctoral scholars and one for Ph.D. candidates at the dissertation stage.

Postdoctoral fellowships

Applicants for postdoctoral fellowships must have their Ph.D. in hand before the July prior to the start of the fellowship. Postdoctoral fellowship stipends are $45,000 paid in monthly installments. 

Dissertation fellowships

Applicants for dissertation fellowships must be graduate students whose Ph.D. dissertations have been accepted by their respective university departments. Dissertation fellowship stipends are $26,000 paid in monthly installments. 


“My year as a fellow has been one of the most significant of my scholarly career. It has given me access to important sources, provided me with time and space to think about them, and surrounded me with a strong and challenging scholarly community, ready to refine my thoughts.”





Arnold O. Beckman

CHF’s Beckman Center for the History of Chemistry was started with a generous grant from the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation in 1987.


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