at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
The Sydney Brenner Research Scholarship is awarded each year to scholars and writers who seek to advance knowledge in the history of molecular biology, genetics, or biotechnology. The recipient of the scholarship will have access to the extensive archival collections held in the recently established Genentech Center for the History of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory.
The scholarship was initiated by a student and protégé of Brenner, Dr. Philip Goelet, who wished to pay tribute to his mentor. Endowed by the Francis Goelet Charitable Trust in 2006, this scholarship offers a stipend of up to $10,000—the final amount depends on the Library’s annual endowment—to fund travel and other expenses associated with the use of the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Library and Archives collections.
The Laboratory will choose the Sydney Brenner Scholar based on, among other things, the relevance of an applicant’s research proposal to the Library’s collections. The Brenner Scholar’s research findings are expected to be presented in a talk, meeting, website, or other type of presentation and to culminate in a scholarly book, article, or other project after completion of the research. The Scholarship is open to all scholars and writers, both university-affiliated and independent. In recent years we have also offered the award to graduate students.
Below is a description of the Laboratory and its collections, followed by a detailed description of the scholarship’s application instructions.
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