The Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention & Innovation
Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation, Smithsonian Beanie Illustration
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Research Opportunities

The Lemelson Center furthers professional development in the history of invention through fellowships, travel to collections awards, and archival internships.
Above: Workshop participants go behind-the-scenes in the NMAH costume and textile collections. Smithsonian photo by Rick Vargas.

Cover of Erector set manual
Lemelson Center Fellowships support projects that present creative approaches to the study of invention and innovation in American society.
   
Sheet music, "The Hot Dog Man"
Travel to collections awards provide travel funds for research on the history of invention and innovation using the extensive holdings of the Museum's Archives Center and curatorial divisions.
   
Trade catalog for hypodermic syringes
Archival internships offer training for graduate students in archives studies programs each summer.

 

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Last Update: 19 Feb 2009

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