FELLOWSHIP AND VISITING SCHOLAR SUPPORT FROM THE IEEE HISTORY CENTER, 2023-2024

The IEEE History Center offers two programs of support annually for scholars pursuing the history of electrical engineering and computing and related fields:  A dissertation fellowship for an advanced graduate student or recent Ph.D; and a visiting scholarship an advanced undergraduate, graduate student, or recent Ph.D.  The scholarship requires residence at the IEEE History Center, in Piscataway, New Jersey, USA; there is no residency requirement for the dissertation fellowship. 

The IEEE Life Member Fellowship in the History of Electrical and Computing Technology for academic year 2023-2024
The IEEE Life Members Fellowship in the History of Electrical and Computing Technology supports either one year of full-time graduate work in the history of electrical science and technology at a college or university of recognized standing, or up to one year of post-doctoral research for a scholar in this field who has received his or her Ph.D. within the past three years. The stipend is $25,000 with a research budget of up to $3,000.
        Candidates with undergraduate degrees in engineering, the sciences, or the humanities are eligible for the fellowship. For pre-doctoral applicants, however, the award is conditional upon acceptance of the candidate into an appropriate graduate program in history at a school of recognized standing. In addition, pre-doctoral recipients may not hold or subsequently receive other fellowships, but they may earn up to $5,000 for work that is directly related to their graduate studies. Pre-doctoral fellows must pursue full-time graduate work and evidence of satisfactory academic performance is required. These restrictions do not apply to post-doctoral applicants.
        The Fellow is selected on the basis of the candidate’s potential for pursuing research in, and contributing to, electrical history.  Full information on the fellowship, including details on the research budget, and an application form are available on-line at http://www.ieee.org/about/history_center/fellowship.html. The deadline for completed applications is 1 February 2023.  This completed application packet should be emailed to ieee-history@ieee.org or mailed to the Chair, IEEE Fellowship in the History of Electrical and Computing Technology Committee, IEEE History Center, 445 Hoes Lane, Piscataway NJ 08854.  Applicants will be notified of the results by 1 June 2023.
        IEEE, the world’s largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity is an AA/EO employer.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply for all positions and programs of support. The mission of the IEEE’s History Center is to preserve, research, and promote the legacy of electrical engineering and computing.  The IEEE Fellowship in Electrical Engineering History is administered by the IEEE History Committee and supported by the IEEE Life Members Committee.

Elizabeth & Emerson Pugh Young Scholar in Residence for 2023
Scholars near the beginning of their career studying the history of electrical technology and computing are invited to contact the Center to be considered for the Elizabeth & Emerson Pugh Young Scholar in Residence at the Center’s offices at the IEEE Operations Center, Piscataway, New Jersey, USA.
        The residency seeks to provide research experience for graduate students in the history of electrical and computer technologies, while enlisting the help of promising young scholars for the Center’s projects. The Young Scholar generally works full-time for two months at the History Center on a Center project that is connected to his or her own area of interest. This time is usually during the summer, but other arrangements will be considered.  Interns are also encouraged to consult with the Center’s staff and its associates, and guided to research resources in the area. The residency is designed for those near the beginning or middle of their graduate careers, but advanced undergraduates, advanced graduates, and, on rare occasions, recent Ph.D.s will also be considered.  Special consideration is often given to scholars from outside the United States who might not otherwise have an opportunity to visit historical resources in the United States.  The stipend is US$5,000.
        There is no formal application form. To apply, please mail curriculum vitae showing your studies in electrical history, a three- to five-page page (single or double spaced) writing sample, along with a cover letter describing the sort of project you would be interested in doing (see contact information below).  The deadline for contacting the IEEE History Center is 1 March 2023.
        IEEE, the world’s largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity is an AA/EO employer.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply for all positions and programs of support. The mission of the IEEE’s History Center is to preserve, research, and promote the legacy of electrical engineering and computing.  The Center can be contacted at: IEEE History Center, 445 Hoes Lane, Piscataway, NJ 08854, +1 732 562 5450, ieee-history@ieee.orghttp://www.ieee.org/about/history_center/index.html.  The scholar-in-residence is supported by a generous endowment from Emerson and Elizabeth Pugh.

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