SHOT NASA Fellowship 2018
The NASA Fellowship in the History of Space Technology, offered by SHOT and supported by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) History Division, will, funding pending, fund one predoctoral or postdoctoral fellow for up to one academic year to undertake a research project related to the history of space technology. The fellowship may support advanced research related to all aspects of space history, leading to publications on the history of space technology broadly considered, including cultural and intellectual history, institutional history, economic history, history of law and public policy, and history of engineering and management.The fellowship carries a stipend of $21,250, paid quarterly. Funds may not be used to support tuition or fees. The NASA Fellow will also receive complimentary SHOT membership for the year of fellowship. The Fellow will be offered opportunities to present research results at SHOT’s annual meeting, in SHOT’s newsletter, in the electronic version of Technology and Culture, through the SHOT website, or other outlets as appropriate. Fellows will carry out their research projects using personal office space, equipment, and supplies.
Applicants must possess a doctorate in history of technology or in a closely related field, or be enrolled as a student in a doctoral degree program and have completed all requirements for the Ph.D., except the dissertation, in history of technology or a related field. Eligibility is limited to U.S. citizens
Effective 2017, SHOT, the History of Science Society (HSS), and the American Historical Association (AHA) are bringing their NASA Fellowship Committees together. Each society will continue to award a NASA Fellowship, but a committee consisting of one member from each organization will determine the winners of the three fellowships. For 2018-2020 Angelina Long Callahan ([email protected]) will represent SHOT in the AHA-HSS-SHOT committee.
The applicant must submit a completed application including a specific and detailed research proposal that will be the basis of the fellow’s research during the term. Completed applications are due April 1, 2018.