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Beckman Center History of Science Dissertation Fellowship



The Beckman Center offers fellowships on an annual cycle for scholars doing research in the history and social studies of chemistry and related sciences, technologies, and industries. Fellows are expected to participate in biweekly informal writing groups and give at least one lunchtime lecture. They also have the opportunity to take part in a variety of outreach activities while in residence at the Institute. About 20 fellowships are given out annually, making the Beckman Center the largest private fellowship program in the history of science in the United States. Applicants for dissertation fellowships must be graduate students whose PhD dissertation proposals have been accepted by their respective university departments. Fellows are in residence at the Institute for the entire academic year (September–May). Dissertation fellowship stipends are $26,000, paid in monthly installments.


Eligiblity Information

Academic Level:
PhD, Professional Doctorate

Age minimum or maximum:*

Open to international students:

Required to demonstrate financial need:

Discipline Area(s):
Arts and Humanities, Life Sciences/ Health Sciences, Physical Sciences, Social Sciences

Demographic Information (preferred or required):
All, International students

Award type:

Amount Awarded:
$25,000 and above
Other: $26,000 per year


Application Information:

Application Deadline:

Date application is available:

USC endorsement required:

USC endorsement application deadline:

USC endorsement process explanation:

USC endorsement website/URL:


Beckman Center


Contact Information:

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106
United States