Funding Agency:
Consortium for History of Science, Technology and Medicine

The Consortium offers multiple fellowship opportunities each year for scholars in the history of science, technology or medicine:

  • Due December 15

    • Emanuel Fellowships for Independent Scholars
    • Four-month NEH Fellowships
    • Nine-month NEH Fellowships
  • Due April 15
    • Research Fellowships

NEH Fellows have offices in the Consortium’s facility in Center City Philadelphia and have ready access to events and activities throughout Philadelphia’s vibrant academic and cultural communities. Research Fellows receive funding for reseach travel to Consortium member institutions and participate in Consortium activities online.

Emanuel Fellows are expected to participate in the Consortium online fellows' activities, and are welcome to be in residence at the Consortium but are not required to do so. Emanuel Fellows are not required to conduct research at Consortium collections.


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Areas of Interest

Emanuel Fellowships for Independent Scholars (Application deadline, December 15)

Emanuel Fellows will be awarded a stipend between $10,000 to $30,000 to be used for research in archives, oral history, or other research methods, travel for research, or time to write up research findings for an article, book, or other scholarly contributions in various formats or media. The stipend can also be used as income and salary support to provide time to conduct scholarship. Applicants must have received a Ph.D. or equivalent degree at least two years before the time of application, and may NOT be in a tenured or tenure track faculty position at a university or college nor enrolled as a student in any program of higher education. Scholars are eligible if they are independent or alternative academic scholars, meaning they have positions that do not have research expectations or offer institutional support for research in their area of expertise. They can be adjunct faculty, lecturers (if there is no research expectation), or unaffiliated with an educational institution. Applicants must be permanent residents or citizens of the United States.

NEH Fellowships (Application deadline on December 15)

The Consortium’s NEH Fellows receive a monthly stipend of $5,000 ($45,000 for nine months and $20,000 for four months). Fellows are expected to spend their fellowship months at the Consortium facilities in Philadelphia, participate in our events and conduct research at two or more Consortium member institutions. The Consortium’s NEH Fellowships are available to scholars who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Applicants must have a Ph.D., or have completed by the application deadline all requirements for a Ph.D. except for the actual conferral of the degree. Additional funding is available for research travel to the collections of Consortium member institutions.

Research Fellowships (Application deadline on April 15)

Research Fellowships are for scholars who would like to conduct research in the collections of two or more Consortium member institutions. Research Fellows will be awarded a stipend of $750 for use of each collection, $425 if the collection is less than 100 miles from another collection for which a stipend has already been awarded. Fellows typically receive between $950 and $3,000 depending on number and locations of collections used.

Funding Type



Grad/Prof Students
Post Doctoral Fellows


Arts & Humanities

External Deadline

April 15, 2024