Linda Hall Library: Apply Now for 2022-23 Fellowships!

Benjamin Gross Discussion

The Linda Hall Library is now accepting applications for its 2022-23 fellowship program. These fellowships provide graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and independent scholars in the history of science and related fields with financial support to explore the Library’s outstanding science and engineering collections. Fellows also participate in a dynamic intellectual community alongside in-house experts and scholars from other Kansas City cultural and educational institutions.

The Linda Hall Library holds nearly half a million monographs and more than 43,000 journal titles documenting the history of science and technology from the 15th century to the present. Its collections are exceptionally strong in the engineering disciplines, chemistry, and physics. The Library also boasts extensive resources related to natural history, astronomy, earth science, environmental studies, aeronautics, life science, infrastructure studies, mathematics, and the history of the book.

The Linda Hall Library is offering three types of fellowships during the 2022-23 academic year:

– Residential fellowships (1-4 months) support scholars who travel to Kansas City to conduct research in the Library's collections.

– The History of Science and Medicine fellowship (1 month) supports a doctoral student who travels to Kansas City to conduct research at the Linda Hall Library and the Clendening History of Medicine Library at the University of Kansas Medical Center.

– Virtual fellowships (1-4 months) support scholars working remotely using resources from the Library’s digital collections. Virtual fellows receive personalized research assistance from reference staff and may request complimentary scans of Library resources in accordance with our in-house digitization policies.

In each case, fellowship funding is offered at a rate of $3,000 per month for doctoral students and $4,200 per month for postdoctoral researchers. 

The Linda Hall Library is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive research environment and encourages members of any groups that have traditionally been underrepresented in academia to apply for fellowship support.

Please share this announcement with graduate students, colleagues, or anyone else who might be interested in the Library’s fellowship program. All application materials are due no later than January 21, 2022. For further information, visit or e-mail