Fellowships in Aerospace History – $21,250 – Due April 1 annually

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Sponsored by American Historical Association and the National Aeronautics Space Administration

Eligibility:            Private, Public, Other (including homeschool, 501 (c)(3) organizations)

Award(s):           One stipend of $21,250 is awarded.

Deadline(s):       Applications are due April 1, annually.

Focus:   Engineering, Professional Development

Grade Level(s):  Adult

Content Area(s):             History/Social Sciences/Social Studies, Science

Themes and Skills:          Critical Thinking

State(s):              National

Description:       The Fellowships in Aerospace History is offered annually to provide a fellow with an opportunity to engage in significant and sustained advanced research in all aspects of aerospace history from the earliest human interest in flight to the present, including cultural and intellectual history; economic history; history of law and public policy; and history of science, engineering, and management. Applicants must possess a PhD in history or a closely related field, or be enrolled as a student having completed all coursework in a doctoral degree-granting program. Three fellowships will be offered for the 2021-22 term, and applications will be entered into consideration for all three fellowships:

• AHA Fellowship in Aerospace History

• AHA Fellowship in the History of Space Technology

• HSS Fellowship in Aerospace History

The fellowship term is for a period of at least six months, but not more than nine months. The fellow is expected to devote the term entirely to the proposed research project. Residency is not required, but office space may be provided with the fellowship. Fellows are encouraged to take advantage of resources at the National Archives, the National Academies of Science, the Library of Congress, the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum, NASA Headquarters, and other collections in the Washington, DC; area. At the term’s conclusion, the fellow is expected to write a report and present a paper or a public lecture on the fellowship experience.

Funds may not be used to support tuition or fees. A fellow may not hold other major fellowships or grants during the fellowship term, except sabbatical and supplemental grants from their own institutions and small grants from other sources for specific research expenses. Applications must be submitted online.

Contact:              American Historical Association

400 A St. SE

Washington, DC 20003

Phone: 202.544.2422

Email: awards@historians.org (To submit applications)

Website:             http://www.historians.org/awards-and-grants/grants-and-fellowships/fellowship-in-aerospace-history