The Guggenheim and Verville
Fellowships are designed to
promote research into, and writing about, the history of aviation
and space flight. Staff members of the Aeronautics Division currently
conduct research into aviation history including such themes as
the growth and impact of aeronautics on society, the evolution of
aircraft technology, and the development of air transport and military
aviation. The Division emphasizes both U.S. and international aspects
of aviation history. Members of the Space History Division conduct
research in the history of post-war science and technology and the
history of space flight, and have written major works on the history
of rocketry and the origins of space science.
All candidates are encouraged to pursue programs of
research and writing that support publication of works that are
scholarly in tone and substance, and/or addressed to an audience
with broad interests.
Each fellow will work closely with staff members who have similar interests. Excellent archival and library staff and facilities are available. The Museum's archival collection contains approximately 2,000,000 photographs, 700,000 feet of motion picture film, a major collection of technical manuals and engineering drawings, and other documentary materials. The library holds over 29,000 book volumes and 11,000 serial volumes. The archival and library collections cover the history of aviation, space science and exploration; flight technology; aerospace industry; aerospace biography; lighter-than-air technology; and rocketry. The Center for Earth and Planetary Studies houses a NASA-supported Regional Planetary Image Facility that contains photographs, images and digital data of the planets and their satellites, as well as cartographic products generated from these images. Access to all other Smithsonian libraries, the Library of Congress and the National Archives is available.
Note: Effective in 2011 fellowship award winners may not schedule their fellowships to begin before July 1 of each calendar year.
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Ms. Collette Williams
Rm. 3313, MRC 312
PO Box 37012
6th and Independence Ave, SW
National Air and Space Museum
Washington, D.C. 20013-7012
Applications due by: January 15
Notification by: April 30
Fellowships start dates: Normally between July 1 and October 1