The Fellowships in Aerospace History https://www.historians.org/awards-and-grants/grants-and-fellowships/fellowships-in-aerospace-history grant the 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. NASA provides funds to the American Historical Association and to the History of Science Society to allow both associations to award fellowships. Three fellowships will be offered for the 2021-22 term; applications will be entered into consideration for all three fellowships:
- AHA Fellowship in Aerospace History
- AHA Fellowship in the History of Space Technology
- HSS Fellowship in Aerospace History
Eligibility: Applicants must possess a PhD in history or in a closely related field, or be enrolled as a student (having completed all coursework) in a doctoral degree-granting program. Preference will be given to scholars at early stages in their careers. Stipends may be awarded only to US citizens or permanent residents.
Application Deadline is April 1.
The fellowship term is for a period of at least six months, but not more than nine months, and should commence no later than January of the fellowship term. The fellow will be expected to devote the term largely to the proposed research project. Residency is not required, but office space may be provided by the Kluge Center at the Library of Congress upon request for a minimum of three months. Fellows are encouraged to take advantage of resources at the National Archives, the National Academies of Science, the Library of Congress, the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum, NASA Headquarters, and other collections in the Washington, DC, area.