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Brooke Hindle Postdoctoral Fellowship in the History of Technology

The Brooke Hindle Postdoctoral Fellowship in the History of Technology honors the contribution of Brooke Hindle to the work of the Society for the History of Technology. The Fellowship, made possible thanks to the great generosity of his family, is for $10,000 and may be used, as further detailed below, for any purpose connected with research or writing in the history of technology for a period of not less than three months during the year following the award .

Applicants must hold a doctorate in the history of technology or a related field. The doctorate can be awarded no more than four years before the application deadline, and no later than nine months after the application deadline. (Applicants who graduated more than four years before the deadline but have extenuating circumstances, such as family commitments, may apply at the discretion of the committee chair.) Other awards may be held in conjunction with the Fellowship.

The proposal must be in a field related to the history of technology. Applicants should be intending either to prepare a dissertation for publication as articles or as a monograph, or to develop a new project based on primary research. Applications must be in English, and should be sent to the committee chair, Eric Schatzberg. Applications for the 2019 award are due April 1, 2019.

Application

For those expecting to receive a doctorate, the application should include:

  • A summary of the dissertation (no more than 2500 words) and a sample chapter (no more than 50 pages).
  • A plan of work (1000-1500 words) for the period of the fellowship.
  • Two letters of recommendation, one from a scholar not on the applicant’s dissertation committee or thesis advisory panel, and one from the chair of the dissertation committee or the thesis supervisor. The chair’s letter must certify that the applicant will complete the dissertation by the start of the following year.

For those holding the doctoral degree and intending to publish their dissertation as articles or a book, the application should include:

  • A summary of the dissertation (no more than 2500 words) and a sample chapter (no more than 50 pages).
  • A plan of work (1000-1500 words) for the period of the fellowship.
  • Two letters of recommendation. Applicants in full-time employment must submit an additional letter from their employer confirming that an appropriate period of release will be granted.

Applicants are also encouraged to also submit letters of interest from potential publishers or similar supporting material.

For those holding the doctoral degree and working towards a new project beyond the dissertation, the application should include:

  • A dissertation abstract, a statement concerning published work derived from it, and a sample of published work deriving from it.
  • An outline (2500-5000 words) of the new project’s focus, relevant literature, source material, and a plan of work for the period of the fellowship.
  • Two letters of recommendation. Applicants in full-time employment must submit an additional letter from their employer confirming that an appropriate period of release will be granted.

For more information, please contact the committee chair or Jan Korsten, SHOT Secretary, SHOT.Secretariaat@tue.nl.

Application date
1 Apr 2019
Country
America United States South East
Discipline
Humanities History
Required post-doc experience: 
between 0 and 4 years
Grants available
1
Award granted
US$ 10.000
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