The American Institute of Physics’ Center for History of Physics selects one graduate student and two postdoctoral scholars as the recipients of the 2021 AIP Robert H.G. Helleman Memorial Fellowships. The fellowships are made possible by a gift from Robert H.G. Helleman to establish an endowment for supporting young physicists with Dutch citizenship in their pursuit of research activities in physics in the United States.
Robert van Leeuwen will receive a four-month Graduate Research Fellowship, with $12,000 of support, and Pepijn Moerman and Jaco de Swart will each receive a one-year AIP Robert H.G. Helleman Memorial Postdoctoral Fellowship, with $70,000 of support. The fellowships will enable van Leeuwen, Moerman, and de Swart — the first set of Helleman fellows — to explore questions at the intersection of science, philosophy, and history.
Applications for future fellowships will be accepted annually and winners announced each May. For information about eligibility, application, and criteria, visit the AIP Robert H.G. Helleman Memorial Fellowships website.
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