Call for Visiting Fellows at the Science Museum

To mark the centenary of its founding as an independent museum in 1909, the Science Museum (London) is offering Visiting Research Fellowships for advanced research on its scientific, technological, and medical collections and at the Science Museum Library.

With over 300,000 objects in its care, the Science Museum has particular strengths in the history of western science, technology, and medicine since 1700. This collection is supported by the books, journals, and archives available in the Science Museum Library.

The Science Museum’s research programme has the aim of promoting scholarly research which furthers our understanding of the development of science, technology, and medicine. The museum is not constrained by disciplinary boundaries and will welcome applications from scholars across the whole spectrum of academic endeavour. Applicants are at liberty to propose any topic which makes good use of the Science Museum’s collections.

Unfortunately, there is no website with additional information.  However, if you have any queries, the head of research (Peter Morris) has asked that you contact him at

The deadline for applications is 9 January 2009.

About Jeremy Burman

Jeremy Trevelyan Burman is a senior doctoral student in York University’s Department of Psychology, specializing in the history of developmental psychology and its theory (especially that pertaining to Jean Piaget). Prior to returning to academia, he was a producer at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.