[SIGCIS-Members] CBI--2019-2020 Tomash Fellowship and 2019 Norberg Travel Grant programs

Jeffrey Yost yostx003 at umn.edu
Tue Oct 2 12:51:05 PDT 2018


Dear Colleagues,

FYI--Tomash Fellowship and Norberg Travel Grant announcements are below.

Best, Jeff

*The Adelle and Erwin Tomash Fellowship in the History of IT, Charles
Babbage Institute*

The Charles Babbage Institute is accepting applications for the 2019-2020
Adelle and Erwin Tomash Graduate Fellowship. The fellowship will be awarded
to a graduate student for doctoral dissertation research in the history of
computing.

The fellowship may be held at the recipient's home academic institution,
the Charles Babbage Institute, or any other location with appropriate
research facilities. The stipend is $14,000. It is for students who have
completed all requirements for the doctoral degree except the research and
writing of the dissertation. Tomash Fellowship recipients must remain
students in good standing throughout the term of their fellowship, but
there is no restriction on holding other fellowships, scholarships, or
awards concurrent to the Tomash Fellowship.

Preference will be given to applicants indicating a need to use CBI
materials, planning research in residence at CBI, and willing to make a
brief presentation of their research findings to CBI staff. Questions
pertaining to collection content and access can be directed to Amanda Wick,
CBI Interim Archivist, at abwick at umn.edu.

Applicants should send to CBI a curriculum vitae and a five-page
(single-spaced) statement and justification of the research project
including a discussion of methods, research materials, evidence of faculty
support for the project, and bibliography (bibliography does not count
toward page count). Applicants should also arrange for three letters of
reference (PDF attachment of signed letter on letterhead is fine) and
certified copies of graduate school transcripts to be sent directly to CBI.

All materials must be received by CBI no later than January 15, 2019

Application materials should be sent to cbi at umn.edu. A confirmation email
will be sent once your application has been received. [For questions on
this fellowship program, please email Outreach Historian and Admin. Dr.
Juliet Burba at cbi at umn.edu or call 612 624-5050]

Alternatively, applications/supporting material may be mailed to:
Charles Babbage Institute: Tomash Fellowship
211 Andersen Library
University of Minnesota
222 - 21st Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455


*Arthur L. Norberg Travel Grant Program, Charles Babbage Institute*

The Arthur L. Norberg Travel Fund provides short-term grants-in-aid to help
scholars with travel expenses to use archival collections at the Charles
Babbage Institute.  In January of each year we plan to award up to three
$1,000 travel grants.

The Charles Babbage Institute (CBI) is an internationally recognized
research center and archives focused on the history of information
technology.  CBI conducts major research projects; publishes books and
articles; and collects, processes, and provides open public access to the
most diverse and extensive collection of archival materials on computing,
software, and networking in the world.  CBI collections include the records
of corporations, technical and trade associations, personal papers,
industry publications, oral histories, photographs, film/video, and an
extensive reference library.  The Norberg Travel Fund is named for CBI’s
founding director, Arthur L. Norberg, and is funded by generous gifts from
his friends and colleagues
<http://www.cbi.umn.edu/research/ntravelfundcontributors.html>.

Applicants should send a 2-page CV as well as a 500-word project
description that describes the overall research project, identifies the
importance of specific CBI collections, and discusses the projected outcome
(journal article, book chapter, museum exhibit, etc.).  Applicants are
strongly encouraged to examine the extensive on-line finding guides to
CBI’s 250-plus archival collections at
www.cbi.umn.edu/collections/archmss.html.  Applicants should estimate how
many days they plan to use CBI collections during their visit (travel must
be in the calendar year of the award).  To be eligible, scholars will
reside outside the Twin Cities metropolitan region. Recipients will be
asked to do a short write-up about their research visit for the CBI
Newsletter.

Notification of awards will be made in late January or early February, and
travel can commence directly thereafter.  Questions pertaining to
collection content and access can be directed to Amanda Wick, CBI Interim
Archivist, at abwick at umn.edu.  Please direct questions about the Arthur
Norberg Travel Fund to Outreach Historian and Admin. Dr. Juliet Burba,
cbi at umn.edu, 612 624-5050. For additional information, see www.cbi.umn.edu
<http://www.cbi.umn.edu/index.html>.

Materials must be received by CBI no later than January 15, 2019.

Application materials should be sent to cbi at umn.edu. A confirmation email
will be sent once your application has been received.

Alternatively, applications may be mailed to CBI (see address listed with
the Tomash Fellowship announcement).


Jeffrey R. Yost, Ph.D.
Director, Charles Babbage Institute
Research Professor, Program in the History of Science, Technology, and
Medicine

222  21st Avenue South
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN 55455

612 624 5050 Phone
612 625 8054 Fax
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