Fellowships (for Research on Science, Technology, and Engineering)

Funding Agency:
Linda Hall Library

The Linda Hall Library invites researchers to apply for its 2024-25 fellowships in the history of science and related humanities fields. These fellowships provide scholars of exceptional promise with financial support to explore the Library’s collections and join a dynamic intellectual community of in-house experts, fellows, and scholars from other Kansas City cultural and educational institutions.

The Linda Hall Library is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive research environment and encourages members of any groups that have traditionally been underrepresented in academia to apply for fellowship support.

All application materials, including recommendation letters, must be received by January 19, 2024

Agency Website

Areas of Interest

The Linda Hall Library offers general fellowship support to doctoral students, postdoctoral scholars, and independent researchers whose projects examine the relationship between science, technology, and society. General fellowship funding is offered at a rate of $3,000 per month for doctoral students and $4,200 per month for postdoctoral researchers and scholars with other terminal degrees (e.g., MFA, MLIS). 

  • Residential fellowships last between one and four months and support scholars who travel to Kansas City to access the Linda Hall Library’s collections.
  • Virtual fellowships last between one and four months and support scholars working off-site using resources from the Library’s digital collections. Virtual fellows receive personalized research assistance from reference staff and may request complimentary scans of Library resources in accordance with our in-house digitization policies.
  • The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Postdoctoral Fellowship provides nine months of residential funding at a rate of $5,000 per month to a postdoctoral scholar whose research explores the intersection of science and the humanities. 
  • The History of Science and Medicine (HSM) Fellowship is jointly sponsored by the Linda Hall Library and the Clendening History of Medicine Library at the University of Kansas Medical Center. This residential fellowship supports a doctoral student whose research examines the intersecting histories of science and medicine. The HSM fellow will spend one month in Kansas City conducting research in both libraries’ collections.
  • The Pearson Fellowship in Aerospace History honors the life and legacy of aerospace engineer Jerome Pearson. This fellowship provides up to two months of residential funding ($4,200 per month) to a postdoctoral scholar studying any aspect of aerospace history, including, but not limited to: engineering, physics, astronomy, astrophysics, and other disciplines related to space travel and exploration. 
  • The Presidential Fellowship in Bibliography provides up to four months of residential funding ($4,200 per month) to a postdoctoral scholar whose research focuses on the study of books and manuscripts as physical artifacts, including projects that examine the history of printing techniques, publication practices, textual transmission, and reading strategies.
  • The Ukraine Fellowship provides up to two months of virtual funding ($4,200 per month) to a Ukrainian doctoral student or postdoctoral scholar pursuing a history of science or humanities project that would benefit from the Library’s holdings. As with other virtual fellowships, the Ukraine Fellow will conduct research using the Library’s digital collections and request complimentary scans in accordance with our in-house digitization policies. Applicants must be able to write and speak about their research in English.

Funding Type

Fellowship

Eligibility

Faculty
Grad/Prof Students
Post Doctoral Fellows

Category

Arts & Humanities
Engineering and Physical Sciences
Interdisciplinary

External Deadline

January 19, 2024