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Oral History Dissertation Fellowship
The American Institute of Physics is seeking a full-time Oral History Dissertation Fellow to join the Center for History of Physics for a period of 3 to 9 months, with possible renewal for another term. Environmental historians focused on policy are encouraged to apply.
The successful candidate will participate in the Center’s Heliophysics Oral History Project, a project motivated by the question of how heliophysics coalesced into a distinct discipline. The Center aims to capture the history of a scientific field in formation through the collection of oral history interviews with approximately fifty scientists and engineers working within heliophysics and related sciences. The Fellow will carry out background research, conduct oral history interviews with scientists and engineers working within heliophysics, and participate in the Center’s programs. A portion of the fellow’s time will be allocated to completing his/her dissertation.
The start date and term of the position are flexible, but preference is for a start date in September. Our office is within walking distance from College Park Metro and near the University of Maryland.
Candidates must be enrolled in a graduate program, have completed coursework, and specialize in the history of science or technology or environmental history. A background in the physical sciences is a plus. Previous experience conducting oral histories is desirable but not required. Proficiency in MS Word and Excel is essential.
Fullbright Scholar Program
The 2018-19 Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program competition is now open. Opportunities are found in the newly redesigned Catalog of Awards. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and the current competition will close on August 1, 2017. There are many awards specifically related to the environment, including:
- Mauritius: Renewable Energy and Sustainable Development
- Australia: Fulbright Senior Scholar in Resources and Energy (Curtin University)
- Canada: Research Chairs in Environment
- United Arab Emirates: All Disciplines (Teaching or Teaching/Research)
- India: Fulbright-Nehru Academic and Professional Excellence Awards (All Disciplines)
- Georgia: Science, Technology and Engineering
- Colombia: Fulbright-Universidad Nacional de Colombia Distinguished Chair in Biodiversity and Sustainable Development
Forest History Fellowships
Alfred D. Bell, Jr., Travel Grants: To support travel and lodging expenses of up to $950 incurred by researchers conducting in-depth studies using resources in the Society's Alvin J. Huss Archives and Carl A. Weyerhaeuser Library. http://www.foresthistory.org/Research/bellgnt.html
The Walter S. Rosenberry Fellowship provides a $15,000 stipend to support the doctoral research of a graduate student attending a university in North America and whose research focuses on the historic relationships between humans, forests, and related resources. http://www.foresthistory.org/Fellowships/Rosenberry.html
Linda F. Dietz Prize for Canadian Graduate Students
Each year the Canadian Journal of History/Annales canadiennes d’histoire offers the Linda F. Dietz Prize — $500 and publication of the winning article. The Linda F. Dietz prize is awarded to the best submission written in either French or English by a Canadian graduate student. The article must incorporate original research and meet the scholarly standards of the CJH/ACH. There are no chronological or geographical limits on the content; we welcome submissions from all fields of historical study. Submissions are assessed by the editor to evaluate eligibility prior to double-blind peer review. Deadline: August 15 .