Fellowship in Aerospace History, 2013–14
Pending funding, the American Historical Association will fund one Fellow to undertake a research project related to aerospace history. It will provide a Fellow with an opportunity to engage in significant and sustained advanced research in all aspects of the history of aerospace from the earliest human interest in flight to the present, including cultural and intellectual history, economic history, history of law and public policy, and the history of science, engineering, and management. A list of past fellowship research is now available.
Applicants must possess a doctorate degree in history or in a closely related field, or be enrolled as a student (having completed all coursework) in a doctoral degree-granting program.
Term and Residency
The Fellowship term is for a period of at least six months, but not more than one year. The Fellow will be expected to devote the term entirely to the proposed research project. The Fellow will have (and be encouraged to take advantage of) the opportunity to use the documentary resources of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
Application and Other Requirements
The applicant must complete an application form and offer a specific and detailed research proposal that will be the basis of the Fellow's research during the term. At the term's conclusion, the Fellow will be expected to write a report, and to present a paper or a public lecture on the Fellowship experience. Click to download an application form. (Requires Adobe Acrobat 3.0 or higher available free, from Adobe. Fill in the application form on your computer and include with your other application materials. Note: You must first save the application form onto your computer before filling in the form, otherwise your completed data will not be saved.)
- Submit your complete application plus 7 copies (each copy should contain one application form, proposal, and CV collated and paper clipped together).
- Fill in the application form on your computer and use an additional sheet if necessary (e.g., references for the letters of recommendation).
- Do not use staples for any section of your application, use paper clips if needed.
- Letters of recommendations should be sent directly from the recommender via email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or by mail to Fellowship in Aerospace History, American Historical Association, 400 A St. SE, Washington, DC 20003. Letters should address the historical competence of the applicant, his/her ability to apply historical concepts and methods to aerospace science, technology, management or policy, and his/her ability to communicate both orally and in writing.
The stipend is $20,000 for a 6–9 month fellowship. This amount is adjustable to the length of the fellowship term. 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. Sources of anticipated support must be listed in the application form.
Deadline, Submission Information, and Notification
Applications and letters of recommendation must be emailed or postmarked by April 1.
Submit by e-mail to:
Be sure to include “Fellowship in Aerospace History” in the subject line.
Submit by mail to:
Fellowship in Aerospace History
American Historical Association
400 A St. SE
Washington, DC 20003
Notification: Names of the winner and alternate should be announced in June.