National Air and Space Museum -- A. Verville Fellowship

Funding Agency:
Smithsonian Institution

The Verville Fellowship is a competitive nine- to twelve-month in-residence fellowship intended for the analysis of major trends, developments, and accomplishments in the history of aviation or space studies. The fellowship is open to interested candidates with demonstrated skills in research and writing. Publishing experience should demonstrate either a mid-level academic record of accomplishment or proven ability to reliably engage broader audiences. An advanced degree in history or a related field is preferred but not a requirement. An annual stipend of $55,000 will be awarded for a 12-month fellowship, with limited additional funds for travel and miscellaneous expenses.

Candidates are encouraged to pursue programs of research and writing professional in tone and substance, but addressed to an audience with broad interests.

Each fellow will work closely with staff members who have similar interests. Staff members of the Aeronautics Department currently conduct research into aviation history including such themes as the growth and impact of aeronautics on society; the evolution of aircraft technology; and the development of air transport and military aviation. The department emphasizes both U.S. and international aspects of aviation history. Members of the Space History Department conduct research in the history of post-war science and technology and the history of space flight, and have written major works on the history of rocketry and the origins of space science.

Deadline: Dec. 1, 2023

Agency Website

Funding Type

Fellowship

Eligibility

Faculty
Grad/Prof Students
Post Doctoral Fellows

Category

Arts & Humanities
Engineering and Physical Sciences

External Deadline

December 1, 2023