The Edelstein Fellowships were created with an annual gift from the Sidney M. Edelstein Foundation. This gift supported two long-term fellowships on any topic in the history of the chemical and molecular sciences, technologies, and industries.
Edelstein (1912–1994) founded the Dexter Chemical Corporation in New York in 1945. His great dedication to the preservation and recording of the history and philosophy of science, technology, and medicine led him to play key roles in the promotion of excellence in academic historical study. As an active historian for almost half a century, Edelstein produced many of the earliest modern reviews of dyestuff technologies and related sciences, some based on original analysis of ancient colorants, such as the mollusks that were used to create the Biblical blue and Roman purple. His publications remain influential in historical research today.
The Edelstein Fellowships were designed for postdoctoral and predoctoral scholars whose projects deal generally with the history of the chemical and molecular sciences, technologies, and industries, regardless of time period.
We no longer offer this fellowship.