Adelle & Erwin Tomash Graduate Fellowship

Scholarship Description

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.

Year of Need: 3rd Year Grad, Beyond 3rd Year Grad,

Type: Merit Based

Num Awards: 1

Min Award: Varies

Max Award: 14,000

Deadline: 2017-12-31


Sponsoring Organization Charles Babbage Institute
University of Minnesota, Tomash Fellowship, 211 Andersen Library University of Minnesota, 222 - 21st Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Contact Person: Jeffrey Yost, CBI Associate Director

Phone: 612-624-5050

Fax: 612-625-8054