The Ph.D. Program in History

at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York


January 15 Charles Babbage Institute: Adelle and Erwin Tomash Graduate Fellowship





The Charles Babbage Institute is accepting applications for the 2016-2017 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 intended 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 R. Arvid Nelsen, CBI Archivist, at



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 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, 2016.
Application materials should be sent to A confirmation email will be sent once your application has been received.
Alternatively, applications may be mailed to:
Charles Babbage Institute: Tomash Fellowship
211 Andersen Library
University of Minnesota
222 – 21st Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Please direct questions about the Tomash Fellowship to Jeffrey Yost, CBI Associate Director,, 612.624.5050