Fellowships

Flea image: Robert Hooke, Micrographia, 1665. Linda Hall Library Collections.

Fellowships

The Linda Hall Library invites doctoral students, postdoctoral scholars, and independent researchers to apply for its 2022-23 fellowships in the history of science and related areas of science and technology studies. These fellowships provide scholars of exceptional promise with financial support to explore the Library’s collections and join a dynamic intellectual community of in-house experts, fellows, and scholars from other Kansas City cultural and educational institutions.

The Library will offer both residential and virtual fellowships during the 2022-23 academic year. Residential fellows will travel to Kansas City to conduct research on-site, while virtual fellows will conduct research remotely using digitized resources in the Library’s collections. Residential fellows will be required to abide by the Library’s COVID-19 safety procedures and may be asked to complete their fellowships remotely depending upon public health conditions in the Kansas City metropolitan area.

The Linda Hall Library is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive research environment and encourages members of any groups that have traditionally been underrepresented in academia to apply for fellowship support.

Read on for further details about the Library’s 2022-23 fellowship offerings. Additional information can be found on our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page. To submit an application, click the button below. All application materials, including recommendation letters, must be received by January 21, 2022.

The Linda Hall Library will begin accepting applications for its 2022-23 fellowships on October 18, 2021.

Residential Fellowships

Residential fellowships last between one and four months and support scholars who travel to Kansas City to access the Linda Hall Library’s collections. Residential fellowship funding is offered at a rate of $3,000 per month for doctoral students and $4,200 per month for postdoctoral researchers.

History of Science and Medicine Fellowship (Residential)

The History of Science and Medicine (HSM) Fellowship is jointly sponsored by the Linda Hall Library and the Clendening History of Medicine Library at the University of Kansas Medical Center. This residential fellowship supports a doctoral student whose research examines the intersecting histories of science and medicine. The HSM fellow will spend one month in Kansas City during the 2022-23 academic year conducting research in both libraries’ collections and will receive a $3,000 stipend to cover travel and living expenses.

Virtual Fellowships

Virtual fellowships last between one and four months and support scholars working off-site using resources from the Library’s digital collections. Virtual fellows receive personalized research assistance from reference staff and may request complimentary scans of Library resources in accordance with our in-house digitization policies. Priority will be given to projects that rely on items that are not readily accessible on other platforms such as Google Books, Hathi Trust, or Internet Archive. Virtual fellowship funding is offered at a rate of $3,000 per month for doctoral students and $4,200 per month for postdoctoral researchers.