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National Museum of American History, Lemelson Center Predoctoral and Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Invention and Innovation in American Society

The Lemelson Center Fellowship Program supports projects that present creative approaches to the study of invention and innovation in American society. These include, but are not limited to, historical research and documentation projects resulting in publications, exhibitions, educational initiatives, and multimedia products.

The Center invites applications covering a broad spectrum of research topics that resonate with its mission to foster a greater understanding of invention and innovation, broadly defined. However, the Center especially encourages project proposals that will illuminate the role of women inventors; inventors with disabilities; inventors from diverse backgrounds; or any inventions and technologies associated with groups that are traditionally under-represented in the historical record.


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Application Procedure:

Eligible to Apply:

Undergraduate: None

Graduate: Doctoral student

Award Type:
Scholarship / Fellowship

Award Period:
Academic Year (Graduate)

Disciplines / Areas of Study or Interest:
History, Political Science, Sociology, Social Sciences

Additional Qualifications:

Last Updated:
June 13, 2017

Last Updated: 9/12/17