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Humanist Archives: Oct. 9, 2019, 7:33 a.m. Humanist 33.304 - fellowships & travel grants: invention & innovation

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        Date: 2019-10-09 05:22:39+00:00
        From: Hintz, Eric 
        Subject: 2020-2021 Lemelson Center Fellowships and Travel Grants (Apps Due: 1 Nov 2019)

Fellowships and Travel Grants from the Smithsonian's Lemelson Center

Apps Due: 1 November 2019

Through its fellowships and travel grants, the Lemelson Center for the
Study of Invention and Innovation supports research projects that
present creative approaches to the study of invention and innovation in
American society. Projects may include (but are not limited to)
historical research and documentation projects resulting in
dissertations, publications, exhibitions, educational initiatives,
documentary films, or other multimedia products.

Our programs provide access to the expertise of the Institution's
research staff (http://americanhistory.si.edu/about/staff) and the vast
invention and technology collections of the National Museum of American
History (NMAH).  The NMAH Archives Center
(http://americanhistory.si.edu/archives/collections) documents both
individuals and firms across a range of time periods and subject areas.
Representative collections include our extensive Computer Oral History
Collection and the Ralph Baer Papers.  In addition, the NMAH Library
offers long runs of historical technology serials like /Scientific
American/ and the American Trade Literature collection
(http://library.si.edu/trade-literature), which includes 300,000
catalogs, technical manuals, and advertising brochures for some 30,000
firms, primarily from 1880-1945.  For a comprehensive catalog of
objects, manuscripts, images and research materials available at the
NMAH (and other Smithsonian units), see http://www.collections.si.edu/.

Topics: The Lemelson Center invites all applications covering the
broad spectrum of research topics in the history of technology,
invention, and innovation. However, the Center especially encourages
proposals that align with one (or more) of its strategic research and
programmatic areas, including 1) projects that illuminate inventors from
diverse backgrounds or any inventions and technologies associated with
under-represented groups, such as women, minorities, LGBTQ, and the
disabled; (2) projects exploring innovation in sports and sports
technology; or (3) projects that explore the broader ecosystem of
individuals and institutions that support inventors, including
inventors' professional organizations; angel investors, venture
capitalists, and financiers; incubators and entrepreneurial coaches;
patent agents and IP attorneys; product designers, manufacturers, and
marketers; and bankruptcy-liquidation specialists.

The Arthur Molella Distinguished Fellowshipsupports the work of an
experienced author or senior scholar (associate/full/emeritus professor
level or equivalent) from the history of technology, science and
technology studies, business history, museum studies, STEAM education,
or an allied field. The specific arrangement is flexible: the Molella
Fellow may use the funds as a sabbatical supplement; for several
short-duration visits; for a single residency focused on research and
writing; or for a series of lectures leading to a major publication. The
stipend is $35,000. Funds may be used flexibly to support travel for
several short-term visits, living expenses for longer residences up to
six months, and related research expenses; dates are flexible.
Applications are due 1 November 2019. For application procedures and
additional information, see

Applicants may wish to consult with the fellowship coordinator before
submitting a proposal; contact historian Eric S. Hintz, PhD at +1
202-633-3734 or hintze@si.edu.

The Lemelson Center Fellowship Program annually awards 2 to 3
fellowships to pre-doctoral graduate students, post-doctoral scholars,
and other professionals who have completed advanced training. Fellows
are expected to reside in the Washington, D.C. area, to participate in
the Center's activities, and to make a presentation of their work to
colleagues at the museum.  Fellowship tenure is based upon the
applicants' stated needs (and available funding) up to a maximum of ten
weeks. Stipends will be $750/week for pre-doctoral fellows and
$1,000/week for post-doctoral and professional fellows. Applications
are due 1 November 2019. For application procedures and additional
information, see
http://invention.si.edu/lemelson-center-fellowship-program. Researchers
may wish to consult with the fellowship coordinator before submitting a
proposal;contact historian Eric S. Hintz, PhD at +1 202-633-3734 or
hintze@si.edu (mailto:hintze@si.edu).

The Lemelson Center Travel to Collections Award Program annually
awards 3 to 4 short-term travel grants to encourage the use of its
invention-related collections.  Awards are $150 per day for a maximum of
10 business days and may be used to cover transportation, living, and
reproduction expenses; they are intended only for applicants who reside
or attend school beyond commuting distance of the NMAH. Applications
are due 1 November 2019.  See
http://invention.si.edu/lemelson-center-travel-collections-awards for
application procedures and additional information. Researchers may wish
to consult with the travel award coordinator before submitting a
proposal; contact archivist Alison Oswald at +1 202-633-3726 or

Applications due 1 November 2019!

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