The Ullyot Scholarship is made possible through the generosity of Glenn E. and Barbara Hodsdon Ullyot. The income from their gift supports a short-term scholar pursuing historical research that promotes public understanding of the chemical sciences.
Glenn Ullyot (1910–2002) earned his BA at the University of Minnesota and a PhD in chemistry from the University of Illinois. His career was made at—and he made major contributions to—Smith Kline and French Laboratories (now GlaxoSmithKline). Barbara (1926–2009) went to work for the Philadelphia Section of the American Chemical Society in 1954. She transferred to the national office in Washington, D.C., in 1965, where she was a dedicated member of the Meetings, Expositions and Divisional Activities Department until she retired as department head in 1989. The Ullyots were early supporters and benefactors of the Institute.
The Ullyot Scholarship sponsors historical research that promotes public understanding of the chemical sciences. Applications are encouraged from scholars, graduate students, science writers, and journalists. The fellow will spend a minimum of two months in residence at the Institute.