The Price Fellowship was created by gifts from friends and admirers of Charles C. Price. The income from the investment of the combined gifts supports a long-term fellowship with preference for scholars studying polymer history.
Price (1913–2001) received his BA in chemistry from Swarthmore College and his PhD in organic chemistry from Harvard University. Price taught at the University of Illinois, the University of Notre Dame, and the University of Pennsylvania, where he was made an emeritus professor. His research work centered on the effect of structure on chemical reactivity. Price served as founding chairman of the board for the Institute and was central to the organization’s growth.
The Price Fellowship is open to postdoctoral scholars pursuing research on the history of the chemical sciences and technologies.