CFA: Linda Hall Library 2020-21 Fellowships

The Linda Hall Library is now accepting applications for its 2020-21 fellowship program. These fellowships provide graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and independent scholars with financial support to make use of the Linda Hall Library’s outstanding science and engineering collections.


The Linda Hall Library holds over half a million monograph volumes and more than 48,000 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, environmental and earth sciences, aeronautics, life sciences, infrastructure studies, mathematics, and the history of the book.


The Linda Hall Library is pleased to offer three types of fellowships this year:


  • Travel fellowships, lasting between one and three weeks, support brief, exploratory visits to the Linda Hall Library. Funding is available for up to $750 per week to defray the costs of travel and living in Kansas City.


  • Residential fellowships, lasting between one and four months, support scholars conducting more extensive research using the Library’s collections. Fellowship funding is offered up to $3,000 per month for doctoral students and up to $4,200 per month for postdoctoral scholars.


  • A new History of Science and Medicine fellowship, sponsored by the Linda Hall Library and the Clendening History of Medicine Library at the University of Kansas Medical Center, will provide a doctoral student with a $3,000 stipend to conduct research in both libraries’ collections for one month.


All Linda Hall Library research fellows participate in a vibrant intellectual community alongside scholars from nearby libraries and universities, including the University of Missouri-Kansas City, the University of Kansas, and the Clendening History of Medicine Library. Fellows may also attend the Library’s many lectures and public programs.


Please share this information with graduate students, colleagues, or anyone else who might be interested in the Linda Hall Library’s fellowship program. All application materials are due no later than January 17, 2020. For further information, please visit or e-mail