Fellowships Opportunities at the Science History Institute

The Beckman Center for the History of Chemistry at the Science History Institute is now accepting applications for our 2024–2025 fellowships. Scholars from any field whose research would benefit from the use of their collections are invited to apply for one of their programs by January 15, 2024.

The Institute offers dissertation, distinguished, short-term, and postdoctoral fellowships, including their new National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) postdoctoral fellowship.

The Institute's Othmer Library of Chemical History is home to a world-class collection of research materials dating from the 15th century to the present. Their extensive holdings include thousands of rare books and unique early modern manuscripts, supplemented by over 100,000 modern primary-source volumes and journals. Their archives span nearly 7,000 linear feet, comprising significant business collections, the personal papers of numerous Nobel laureates, and historical photographs documenting laboratories, people, and processes. Their Center for Oral History has produced over 1,200 oral histories and the Museum at the Science History Institute houses thousands of scientific instruments and artifacts and more than 500 works of fine art. 

Collection strengths include: 

  • Corporate Records
  • Scientific Organizations
  • Immigration and Exile
  • Food Science
  • Color, Dyes, and Pigments
  • Alchemy
  • Fine Art
  • Information Science
  • Physical and Materials Sciences
  • Bioscience and Medicine
  • Women in Science
  • Education and Pedagogy

More information and search tools for all of our collections can be found at sciencehistory.org/collections. 
The deadline for the Fall 2023 call for fellowship applications is January 15, 2024. 
See their website for instructions on how to apply: sciencehistory.org/fellowships
Contact us with any questions at fellowships@sciencehistory.org