Fellowships and Travel Grants
With around 20 scholars in residence each year, the Science History Institute is home to the largest private fellowship program in the historical study of science, medicine, and technology in the United States. Researchers travel from all over the world to use our collections and take part in a vibrant scholarly community.
Applications for 2024–2025 fellowships are now closed.
Letters of recommendation are due January 31, 2024.
Beckman Center for the History of Chemistry
The Beckman Center at the Science History Institute offers fellowships on an annual cycle for scholars whose research would benefit from the use of our collections. While in residence, fellows are expected to participate in regular informal writing groups, give at least one lecture, and more generally contribute to the vitality of our fellowship community.
Peruse Beckman Center short- and long-term residential fellowships and travel grants.
How to Apply
Access application forms and instructions for our fellowships and library travel grants.
Meet the Fellows
Our scholars study a range of topics in the history and social studies of chemistry, chemical engineering, and the life sciences.
Optimize your fellowship application with this guide to candidate selection criteria and much more.
Frequently Asked Questions
Get answers to common questions, including international visas and daily life at the Institute.
Learn about our named fellowships, their recipients, and the generous gifts that made them possible.