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Consortium for History of Science, Technology and Medicine

Fellowship Programs at Independent Research Institutions

Receipt Deadline: December 11, 2017

The Consortium for History of Science, Technology and Medicine (formerly the Philadelphia Area Center for History of Science) comprises 24 cultural and educational institutions using their exceptional archival collections to promote academic and public understanding of the history of science, technology and medicine.

Consortium members collaborate through the center to accomplish several shared goals, such as: providing fellowships to advance scholarship and to increase research using members' collections; fostering a vibrant academic community with programs drawing scholars from area institutions as well as visitors and guests; and producing public events and online resources to promote greater awareness of the history of science and its relevance to contemporary issues.

As a whole, Consortium collections are an exceptional resource for scholarship in the history of science, ranging from very recent publications to rare manuscripts from the 13th century. The cross-institutional search hub on the Consortium's website allows researchers and the public to search the manuscripts and rare books catalogs of many of the member institutions.

Detailed information regarding applications is available via the link below.

Host Institutions: Consortium for History of Science, Technology and Medicine
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Point of Contact: Babak Ashrafi, Executive Director
Phone: (267) 386-3487

About NEH Fellowship Programs at Independent Research Institutions

The National Endowment for the Humanities provides grants to independent centers for advanced study and international research organizations to support fellowship programs for humanities scholars through its Fellowship Programs at Independent Research Institutions (FPIRI). NEH fellowships provide scholars with stipends, a collegial environment, and access to resources that might not be available at their home institutions.

Fellowship programs may be administered by independent centers for advanced study, libraries, and museums in the United States, or American overseas research centers or other organizations that have expertise in promoting research on foreign cultures. The centers and organizations establish their own peer review procedures for the selection of NEH grant recipients and administer the awards. NEH provides funding for humanities fellowships of four to twelve months.

Amount of Award

Amount of the award will vary by the number and length of the fellowships offered by the host institution.


Centers and organizations applying for these grants may not be affiliated with an institution of higher education and must be independently governed, financed, and administered. In addition, they must have a pre-existing fellowship program maintained with non-NEH funding. Eligibility for NEH fellowships at these research institutions is limited to United States citizens and foreign nationals who have been residents in the United States for the three years immediately preceding the application deadline for the grant. NEH research opportunities are intended for persons who have already completed their formal academic training. Consequently, persons seeking support for work in pursuit of a degree are not eligible for NEH fellowships and research grants.

How to Apply

For more information and application instructions, please visit the program website listed above.