Monthly Archives: October 2013

Call for Fellowship Applications: Program on Science, Technology & Society, Harvard

by Lyn

Call for Applications: Non-Stipendiary Fellowships

Program on Science, Technology and Society, Harvard Kennedy School

The Program on Science, Technology and Society at Harvard Kennedy School welcomes applications to its non-stipendiary pre- and postdoctoral fellowship program for AY 2014-2015. Predoctoral fellowships are most appropriate for Ph.D. students in STS or related fields who have completed their qualifying exams and have embarked on dissertation research and writing. Postdoctoral fellowships are most appropriate for recent Ph.D.’s pursuing research that would benefit from systematic exposure to STS theories and methods. The Program offers a unique collegial environment in which fellows become an integral part of the Cambridge-based STS community. Fellows meet weekly as a group to discuss each other’s research, attend weekly STS Circle seminars, have the opportunity to audit Harvard graduate courses, and participate in the Program’s major events. Each year’s cohort includes students from varied backgrounds, cultures, and countries. We have hosted students from the US, Canada, South Korea, and several European countries (e.g., France, Germany, Italy, Norway, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom). Non-stipendiary fellows are expected to participate in the Program for one academic year (September-May), but shorter stays of at least one semester (about three months) are also possible with appropriate justification. Fellows may stay for a maximum of two years with appropriate external support. Applicants for non-stipendiary fellowships should contact the STS Program Administrator, Shana Rabinowich, at shana_rabinowich@hks.harvard.edu, with the following information no later than January 31, 2014: description of research interests and reasons for seeking affiliation with the STS Program; supporting letter from an academic adviser evaluating the applicant’s performance and standing; brief curriculum vitae. For more information on the STS Program, visit sts.hks.harvard.edu.

Fujimura and Rajagopalan Win 2013 4S Best Article Prize

by Lyn

Congratulations to Joan Fujimura and Ramya Rajagopalan, winners of this year’s David Edge Prize for best article.  The prize, awarded by the Society for Social Studies of Science recognized their article “Different Differences: The Use of ‘Genetic Ancestry’ Versus Race in Biomedical Human Genetic Research,” which was published in the February 2011 issue of Social Studies of Science.