The Beckman Center for History of Chemistry at the Chemical Heritage Foundation (CHF) received a record number of applications for fellowships in the 2013-2014 academic year. More than 70 researchers applied for fellowships. The previous high was 44, and the average number of applicants was 40 in recent years.
Since 2011 CHF has led the nation in granting pre-doctorate and post-doctorate fellowships to scholars in the history of science in the United States. In the coming year CHF will provide 18 fellowships: 10 short-term and eight long-term fellows will receive grants totaling more than $300,000.
CHF had 12 applications from outside of the United States: four from the United Kingdom, two from Canada, and one each from Brazil, Spain, Finland, Greece, France and Italy. In addition, five applications came from scholars at the University of Pennsylvania; three each from Princeton, Rutgers and Cornell; and two each from Harvard, Temple, Columbia and NYU.
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