Category Archives: Funding & Awards

New prize recognizes young historians

The Society for the Study of French History and the editors of French History, in conjunction with Oxford Journals, have announced the creation of a new prize, to be awarded annually, based on articles published in the journal.

The prize is open to historians whose work has been published in the journal, and who were aged 39 or under at the time of submission of their article. The prize is designed to promote and acknowledge outstanding work from younger scholars of French history, whatever their nationality.

A panel of senior historians, drawn from the editorial board, will judge the best articles, and the prize-winner will be invited to receive their award at the annual conference of the Society for the Study of French History.

The prize is worth £250, with a further book prize to the value of £250 sponsored by Oxford Journals. Continue reading New prize recognizes young historians

New Science Studies Research Network Established

The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada has awarded a $2.1 million Strategic Knowledge Cluster grant to “Situating Science: Cluster for the Humanist and Social Studies of Science.” The seven year “Situating Science” project will bring together philosophers, historians, sociologists and anthropologists along with scientists, journalists, museologists, and others, to study the influences that have shaped the field of science, and the influence that science has on our lives.

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Countway Fellowship in the History of Medicine

The Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine is pleased to offer two annual fellowships to support research in the history of medicine. Established in 1960 as a result of an alliance between the Boston Medical Library and the Harvard Medical Library, the Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine is the largest academic medical library in the United States. The Countway Library maintains a collection of approximately 700,000 volumes. Its Center for the History of Medicine holds 250,000 books and journals published before 1920, including 802 incunabula. Continue reading Countway Fellowship in the History of Medicine

Zhu Kezhen Award

Zhu KezhenThe International Society for the History of East Asian Science, Technology, and Medicine (ISHEASTM) would like to solicit nominations for the Zhu Kezhen Awards. The Zhu Kezhen Award and the Zhu Kezhen Junior Award were both established in 2002 through the generosity of the Institute for the History of Natural Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences.

The Zhu Kezhen Award consists of a medal and a cash prize of US$1,000. It is the highest honor awarded by the ISHEASTM for an essay of original scholarship in the history of science, technology and medicine in East Asia.

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Fellowship: Historical Roots of American Psychology

The American Antiquarian Society — a national research library of American history, literature, and culture through 1876 — welcomes applications for the Hench Post-Dissertation Fellowship.

The Hench Fellowship is a year-long residential fellowship at the AAS designed for scholars who are no more than three years beyond receipt of the doctorate. The purpose of the post-dissertation fellowship is to provide the recipient with time and resources to extend research and/or to revise the dissertation for publication. Any topic relevant to the Society’s library collections and programmatic scope — any aspect of American history and culture through 1876 — is eligible.

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PostDoc: Max Planck Institute

The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin announces the Lorenz Krueger postdoctoral fellowship for 2008-2010. This award targets outstanding junior scholars whose current research combines perspectives from the history of science with those of the philosophy of science and/or the history of philosophy. The fellowship is named in honor of the late Professor Lorenz Krüger, of the University of Göttingen, whose work sought to connect philosophy with the history of science.

The Lorenz Krüger Fellowship is awarded for a two year stay at the Institute in Berlin, beginning 1 March 2008.

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Funding for dissertations on History of Education

The Spencer Foundation Dissertation Fellowship Program seeks to encourage a new generation of scholars from a wide range of disciplines and professional fields to undertake research relevant to the improvement of education. The $25,000 fellowships support individuals whose dissertations show potential for bringing fresh and constructive perspectives to the history, theory, or practice of formal or informal education anywhere in the world. Although the dissertation topic must concern education, graduate study may be in any academic discipline or professional field. Candidates should be interested in pursuing further research in education once the doctorate is attained. Continue reading Funding for dissertations on History of Education