Two-year Postdoctoral Fellowship - Philadelphia Area Center for History of Science (USA) - Deadline: May 14, 2012

The Philadelphia Area Center for History of Science invites applications
for a two-year Postdoctoral Fellowship in the history of science,
technology and medicine, broadly construed. The Center offers a vibrant,
challenging and collegial community. Our fellows participate in many
public and scholarly events, as well as informal reading and writing
groups, held at the Center and throughout the region.

The Center is a consortium of educational and cultural institutions
promoting scholarly and public understanding of the history of science,
technology and medicine. Consortium institutions offer rich
opportunities for research, with a combined total of more than 17
million scientific specimens, 20 million manuscript items, 2.5 million
images, and rare books dating back to the 15th century.

Look on our website at for further information, an online
application form and a list of current and past fellows. The website
also features: information about the fellowship programs of member
institutions; descriptions of the distinctive collections in the
museums, archives, and libraries of the consortium; and a
consortium-wide search hub for rare books and manuscripts.

U.S. nationals who complete their Ph.D. after 2006 and before August
2012 are eligible for this postdoctoral fellowship.

Applications must be submitted online by April 30, 2012. Applicants must
submit: a Curriculum Vitae limited to three pages and a project
proposal, limited to 2,500 words, describing their research project and
how it will advance scholarship in the history of science, technology or
medicine. In addition, each applicant must ask two recognized scholars
to submit letters of support through the same web site by May 14, 2012.

The Center's postdoctoral fellowship program is being launched with the
generous support of the Richard Lounsbery Foundation.