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Dibner Library Resident Scholar Program

The Smithsonian Institution Libraries (SIL)’s Dibner Library Resident Scholar Program and Baird Society Resident Scholar Program provide support for scholarly research in the Special Collections of the Smithsonian Libraries in Washington, DC and New York, NY, in an extensive range of subject areas. Each program awards stipends of $3,500 per month for up to six months. Historians, librarians, doctoral students, and post-doctoral scholars are welcome to apply. Scholars must be in residence at the Smithsonian during the award period. The Dibner Library Resident Scholar Program supports research on topics relating to the history of science and technology collections in the Dibner Library. The Dibner Library has manuscripts and rare books dating primarily from the fifteenth to the nineteenth centuries. Collection strengths are in the fields of mathematics, astronomy, classical natural philosophy, theoretical physics (up to the early twentieth century), experimental physics (especially electricity and magnetism), engineer-ing technology (from the Renaissance to the late nineteenth century), and scientific apparatus and instruments. Detailed information about the Dibner Library’s collections can be found on its website: This award is supported by The Dibner Fund.

Contact Address: Smithsonian Institution Libraries, Resident Scholar Programs, The Dibner Library of the History of Science and Technology, NMAH 1041 MRC 672, P.O. Box 37012, Washington, D.C. 20013-7012

Contact Phone: (202) 633-3872

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Deadline: January 15

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