CHF fosters an exceptional and unique community of scholars.
In the words of one 2009–2010 CHF fellow, “The working conditions are wonderful: a comfortable place to focus and shut out all distractions while at the same time being surrounded by knowledgeable and helpful colleagues who can answer questions or engage in informed conversations.”
CHF fellows form a vital part of CHF’s intellectual life. Fellows are given the opportunity to
Conduct research with full access to CHF’s, , and ;
Interact with CHF’s in-house scholars, including the staff of CHF's;
Share work through CHF’s Brown Bag Lecture Series, writing group, and various academic seminars;
Attend conferences, talks, seminars, and social events;
Publish inmagazine; and
Access the libraries of the University of Pennsylvania.
Additional academic and social interaction happens through the(PACHS), which brings together researchers in the history of science, technology, and medicine from throughout the greater Philadelphia region. CHF also has a central location with easy access to and public transportation to New York City and Washington, D.C.
pre- and postdoctoral fellowships are available for research on the
history of chemistry, broadly construed. Fellowships are available for
periods of 1 to 4 months (short-term fellows) or 9 months (long-term
fellows) and are spent in residence at CHF in Philadelphia. Travel grants are available for shorter research projects.
Projects funded in the past range from the history of Arabic alchemy and agricultural improvement to nanotechnology, pharmaceutical industry, and trans fats. Research proposals detailing the importance of CHF’s wide-ranging collections for the proposed project will be considered with particular care.
Center for the Humanities
and the Public Sphere
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
200 Walker Hall
P.O. Box 118030
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL 32611