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Fellowships

PhD Studentships in Climate, History and Culture at King’s College London, 2014-15

London Arts and Humanities Partnership is pleased to invite applications from outstanding candidates for AHRC/LAHP Doctoral Training Awards for 2014-15 entry. Up to 80 studentships are available for postgraduate research students studying Arts & Humanities at University College London, King’s College London, or School of Advanced Study (University of London) from London Arts & Humanities Partnership (AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership) 2014.

Climate History Network Fellowships

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Environmental History/History of Science, University of Oregon

(cross post from the Climate History Network)

Applications are sought for a two-year National Science Foundation (NSF) funded postdoctoral fellowship at the intersection of environmental history, the history of science, and political ecology at the University of Oregon.  The postdoctoral fellowship is part of Professor Mark Carey’s NSF CAREER grant (#1253779) on “Glaciers and Glaciology: How Nature, Field Research, and Societal Forces Shape the Earth Sciences” (see links below for more information).  Applicants should have a research agenda that intersects with this NSF-funded project by examining historical glacier-society interactions, the history of glaciology, the history of the earth sciences, climate-society dynamics, the role of dynamic environmental change in the evolution of scientific knowledge, or the history of field-based sciences.  Applicants may also have broader or more theoretical connections to the project, or they may have related regional specializations in the history of Greenland, the Arctic, Antarctica, or high mountains such as the Himalaya, Alps, or Andes.

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Fellowships

2 Postdocs from Aarhus University

AARHUS UNIVERSITY

Centre for Science Studies

Department of Physics and Astronomy

 

As part of the research project “Shaping Cultures of Prediction: Knowledge, Authority, and the Construction of Climate Change” funded by the Danish Council for Independent Research (Humanities).

The project “Shaping Cultures of Prediction” examines the emergence of climate modeling as a culture of prediction in the formative period between ca. 1960 and 1985. It aims at investigating 1) how climate modeling emerged from a competition between different knowledge claims and epistemic standards to attain hegemonic status, and 2) how the use of climates models shifted from heuristic research instrument to application as a predictive tool for long-term climate prediction. See also the project website.

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Fellowships Opportunities

2013-2014 American Geophysical Union Graduate Fellowship in the History of Science

The American Geophysical Union invites applications for a $5000 fellowship in the history of science to a doctoral student completing a dissertation in the history of the geophysical sciences, which include topics related to atmospheric sciences, biogeosciences, geodesy, geomagnetism and paleomagnetism, hydrology, ocean sciences, planetary sciences, seismology, space physics, aeronomy, tectonophysics, volocanology, geochemistry, and petrology. The fellowship must be used during the year following the start of the 2013 fall semester/quarter.

 

The goal of the fellowship is to assist doctoral students in the history of the geophysical sciences with the costs of travel to obtain archival/research materials needed to complete the dissertation.

 

Eligibility Criteria
Applicants must be U.S. citizens or hold permanent resident status, and must be pursuing a degree at a U.S. institution.
To apply for the travel grant, students must be doctoral candidates (i.e., have passed all comprehensive exams — ABD) in good standing and completing a dissertation on a history of geophysics topic. Candidates must submit the following:
• a cover letter with vita
• scanned transcripts from undergraduate and graduate institutions
• a detailed description of the dissertation topic and proposed research plan (10 typed pages maximum)
• three letters of recommendation, one of which must be from the dissertation director

 

Application Procedures
Electronic packets are preferred. Please send cover letter, vita, scanned copies of transcripts, and topic description as e-mail attachments to HistoryofGeophysics@agu.org. Recommenders should send letters via e-mail attachment to the same address.

 

Questions?
Contact Paul Cooper at HistoryofGeophysics@agu.org

 

Applicants are responsible for getting all materials in by the 15 August deadline.

AGU encourages applications from women, minorities, and students with disabilities who are traditionally underrepresented in the geophysical sciences.

Fellowships

AGU Graduate Fellowship

2012-2013 American Geophysical Union
Graduate Fellowship in the History of Science
Deadline: 15 August 2012

 

The American Geophysical Union invites applications for a $5000 fellowship in the history of
science to a doctoral student completing a dissertation in the history of the geophysical sciences,
which include topics related to atmospheric sciences, biogeosciences, geodesy, geomagnetism
and paleomagnetism, hydrology, ocean sciences, planetary sciences, seismology, space physics,
aeronomy, tectonophysics, volocanology, geochemistry, and petrology. The fellowship must be
used during the year following the start of the 2012 fall semester/quarter.

 

The goal of the fellowship is to assist doctoral students in the history of the geophysical sciences
with the costs of travel to obtain archival/research materials needed to complete the dissertation.

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