Linda Hall Library
Science, Engineering & Technology Information for the World


Linda Hall Library offers resident fellowships of up to $3,500 per month to assist scholars in financing a research visit.

Resident fellowships for the duration of a minimum of 1 month to a maximum of 9 months are offered in support of research projects in the history of science, engineering, and technology or in interdisciplinary topics that link science or technology to the broader culture.

Recipients of fellowships are expected to work full time on their research projects while at the Library, to engage with other resident scholars, and to offer a presentation on their work to the general public.


Doctorate-seeking scholars, scholars with a PhD or equivalent, and independent scholars who can demonstrate similar professional or academic experience are eligible to apply. Please see our Frequently Asked Questions page for more information on eligibility.


The current application cycle has closed. Please stop back in the fall of 2016 for more information. Pre- and post-doctoral students may also apply to visit the Linda Hall Library through the Consortium for History of Science, Technology and Medicine’s fellowship program.

Please see the Application Instructions and our Frequently Asked Questions page for more details.

About the Collections

The Linda Hall Library of Science, Engineering and Technology is an independent research library with rich and deep holdings in 70 languages. The collection encompasses more than a half million monograph volumes, including printed books dating to the 15th century, and over 47,000 journal titles, including journals with long runs dating from the 17th century. An exchange program with hundreds of academic institutions around the world has enabled the Library to acquire a significant collection of foreign research publications. These include a large collection of Russian language books and periodicals, some dating from the 18th century. The Library also owns over 200,000 current and historical engineering standards as well as specifications and technical reports issued by industry and government.

Several important acquisitions contributed to building historical collections: in 1946, the Library purchased the American Academy of Arts and Sciences Library, which provided the foundation of a rare book and reference collection to support research in the history of science and technology; in 1985, part of the Franklin Institute Library was acquired; and in 1995, the Engineering Societies Library was transferred from New York to the Linda Hall Library, adding historical depth to the Library’s already rich science and engineering collections.