Member LOGIN


Home> About Us> Awards > Hindle Fellowship

The Hindle Fellowship

The Brooke Hindle Postdoctoral Fellowship in the History of Technology honors the contribution of Brooke Hindle to the work of the Society for the History of Technology and awarded every other year (at left, 2012 Hindle Fellowship recipient Hermione Giffard with Arne Kaijser). The Fellowship, made possible thanks to the great generosity of his family, is for $10,000 and may be used, as further detailed below, for any purpose connected with research or writing in the history of technology for a period of not less than four months during the year following the award. The Brooke Hindle Fellowship is awarded every other year; it will be awarded next in 2014.

Applicants must hold a doctorate in the history of technology or a related field, normally awarded within the preceding four years, or expect to have graduated by the time of the award. (Those who graduated earlier and can demonstrate good reason why they should be considered as being at an early stage in their postdoctoral career--e.g., because of family commitments--may apply at the discretion of the committee chair.) Other awards may be held in conjunction with the Fellowship.

The proposal must be in a field related to the history of technology. Applicants should be intending either to prepare a dissertation for publication as articles or as a monograph, whether or not this involves fresh primary research, or to develop a new project based on primary research. Applications must be in English. Applications are due April 1, 2014. 

For those expecting to graduate, the application should include:

  1. A 2500-word summary of the dissertation and a sample chapter (no more than 50 pages)
  2. A plan of work (1000-1500 words) for the period of the fellowship
  3. Two letters of recommendation, one from a scholar not on the applicant's dissertation committee or thesis advisory panel, and one as appropriate from the chair of the dissertation committee or the thesis supervisor, certifying that the applicant will complete the dissertation by the deadline and explaining the dissertation's strengths

For those holding the doctoral degree and intending to publish their dissertation as articles or a book, the application should include:

  1. A 2500-word summary of the dissertation and a sample chapter (no more than 50 pages)
  2. A plan of work (1000-1500 words) for the period of the fellowship
  3. Two letters of recommendation. For applicants in full-time employment, one letter must include confirmation that an appropriate period of release will be granted. Ideally, the second letter should come from a colleague outside the employing institution.

Applicants are strongly urged to also submit copies of letters of interest from potential publishers or similar supporting material.

For those holding the doctoral degree and working towards a new project beyond the dissertation, the application should include:

  1. A 2500-word summary of the dissertation and a statement concerning published work derived from it
  2. An outline (2500-5000 words) of the new project's focus, relevant literature, source material, and a plan of work for the period of the fellowship
  3. Two letters of recommendation. For applicants in full-time employment, one letter must include confirmation that an appropriate period of release will be granted. Ideally, the second letter should come from a colleague outside the employing institution.

2014 Hindle Fellowship Committee

Anna Åberg (2014-2016)         anna.aberg@abe.kth.se Eric Schatzberg (2012-2014)                            eschatzb@wisc.edu
Christine MacLeod, Chair (2012-2014)            c.macleod@bristol.ac.uk  


Previous Recipients of the Hindle Fellowship

2012 Hermione Giffard 2010 Allison C. Marsh
2009 Hyungsub Choi 2008 Gabriella M. Petrick
2007 Heather Perry 2006 Sonja Schmid
2005 Ann Greene 2004 Sara B. Pritchard
2003 Anique Hommels 2002 Kathleen Franz
2001 Suzanne Moon    

For more information, please contact the committee chair or David Lucsko, SHOT Secretary, shotsec@auburn.edu.

Copyright   © 2014 Society for the History of Technology           Additional contact information     Website designed by Sprintout