Charles A. Lindbergh Chair in Aerospace History

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The Charles A. Lindbergh Chair in Aerospace History, also known as the Lindbergh Chair, is a one-year senior fellowship hosted by the U.S. National Air and Space Museum (NASM), to assist a scholar in the research and composition of a book about aerospace history. Named for the famous aviator Charles Lindbergh, the position is competitive: one experienced scholar is selected each year from multiple applicants worldwide. Up to $100,000 is granted to the winner.[1]

The Lindbergh Chair is one of four research fellowships administered by NASM within the Smithsonian Institution: the others are the Daniel and Florence Guggenheim Fellowship, the A. Verville Fellowship, and the Postdoctoral Earth and Planetary Sciences Fellowship.[2] Announced in 1977 at the 50th anniversary of Lindbergh's famous solo flight,[3] 1978 was the first year that the Lindbergh Chair was occupied—British aviation historian Charles Harvard Gibbs-Smith was selected as the first recipient.[4]

Each Lindbergh Chair application is judged relative to the suitability of its proposal, the scholarly record of the applicant, the availability of relevant museum staff advisors knowledgeable on the proposed topic, whether the NASM can provide the specific resources,[2] and the applicability of the proposal to NASM's work-in-progress series.[5] The winner is expected to reside in the Washington, DC, area for nine months to a year, the academic year generally starting in September and ending by the following August. He or she is also expected to take part in discussions with museum staff and to attend professional seminars and colloquia.[5] Along with access to primary research materials, the winner is given the use of an office, a phone and a computer.[5]

Past winners[edit]

Year Awardee Topic Published result
1978
Gibbs-Smith, Charles HarvardCharles Harvard Gibbs-Smith[4] Wright brothers
1979
Kelsey, Benjamin S.Benjamin S. Kelsey[6] U.S. aviation in World War II The Dragon's Teeth?: The Creation of United States Air Power for World War II. Smithsonian Institution Press, 1982
1980
1981
Davies, R. E. G. "Ron"R. E. G. "Ron" Davies[7] Airlines Airlines of the USA since 1914
1982
1983
1984
von Ohain, HansHans von Ohain[8]
1985
1986
Anderson, John D.John D. Anderson[9] History of aerodynamics
1987
1988
Fozard, John W.John W. Fozard[10] History of the lift jet
1989
1990
1991
1992
Bilstein, Roger E.Roger E. Bilstein[11]
1993
Lewis, W. DavidW. David Lewis[12]
1994
1995
1996
Leary, William M.William M. Leary[13]
1997
Murray, WilliamsonWilliamson Murray[14]
1998
McCurdy, Howard E.Howard E. McCurdy[15] American space program Space and the American Imagination, Smithsonian Institution Press, 1998
1999
Trimble, William F.William F. Trimble[12] US Navy aviation of the 1950s
2000
Kevles, Bettyann HoltzmannBettyann Holtzmann Kevles[16] Women in space Almost Heaven: The Story of Women in Space New York: Basic Books, 2003 (Second edition: MIT Press, 2006)
2001
Launius, RogerRoger Launius[17] Jet engines
2002
Erisman, Fred R.Fred R. Erisman[18]
2003
Scranton, PhilipPhilip Scranton[19]
2004
Krige, JohnJohn Krige[20] Space policy American hegemony and the postwar reconstruction of science in Europe. MIT Press, 2006
2005
Fleming, James RodgerJames Rodger Fleming[21]
2006
Smith, Robert W.Robert W. Smith[22]
2007
Farquhar, Robert W.Robert W. Farquhar[23] Space exploration
2008
Logsdon, John M.John M. Logsdon[24] Space policy and history
2009
2010
Slotten, HughHugh Slotten[25]
2010
Macleod, RoyRoy Macleod[26]
2013
Siddiqi, AsifAsif Siddiqi[27]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ a b "National Air and Space Museum Research Fellowships". Get Involved: Internships & Fellowships. National Air and Space Museum. Retrieved May 26, 2011. 
  3. ^ "National Air and Space Museum Press Kit: The Smithsonian and Flight". Press Room. National Air and Space Museum. Retrieved May 26, 2011. 
  4. ^ a b "Charles Harvard Gibbs-Smith", Staff Obituaries (Victoria and Albert Museum), retrieved May 26, 2011, "Reproduced with kind permission of The Times ©Times Newspapers Limited" 
  5. ^ a b c "General Instructions for Guggenheim, Verville, and Lindbergh Fellowship Applicants". Get Involved: Internships & Fellowships. National Air and Space Museum. Retrieved May 26, 2011. 
  6. ^ Kelsey, Benjamin S. (1982). The Dragon's Teeth?: The Creation of United States Air Power for World War II. Smithsonian Institution Press. p. 7. ISBN 0-87474-574-8. 
  7. ^ "R. E. G. (Ron) Davies Air Transport Collection 1910s-1980s". Collections. Smithsonian Institution. Retrieved May 26, 2011. 
  8. ^ Anderson, John David (2002). The airplane, a history of its technology. AIAA. p. 289. ISBN 1-56347-525-1. 
  9. ^ "John D. Anderson, Jr., PhD". Soaring 100. First Flight Foundation. Retrieved May 26, 2011. 
  10. ^ "Professor John Fozard, O.B.E.". Daily Telegraph. London: Fozard.info. Retrieved May 26, 2011. 
  11. ^ "Speakers and honorary degree recipient bios: Roger E. Bilstein, Ph.D.". Commencement 2009. Doane College. Retrieved May 26, 2011. 
  12. ^ a b McCoy, Janet L. (October 7, 1999). "AU Professor Named Lindbergh Scholar at Air & Space Museum". News. Auburn University. Retrieved May 26, 2011. 
  13. ^ "William M. Leary". Obituary. Obits For Life. Retrieved May 26, 2011. 
  14. ^ "Dr. Williamson Murray". About Us: Charter: People. US Commission on National Security. Retrieved May 26, 2011. 
  15. ^ "Howard E. McCurdy". CV. American University. Retrieved May 26, 2011. 
  16. ^ "Bettyann Holtzmann Kevles". History Faculty. Yale University. Retrieved May 26, 2011. 
  17. ^ "Curriculum Vitae". Roger Launius's Blog. Roger Launius. Retrieved May 26, 2011. 
  18. ^ "Kudos". TCU magazine. Texas Christian University. Winter 2002. Retrieved May 26, 2011. 
  19. ^ "Philip Scranton". History Department Faculty. Rutgers University. Retrieved May 26, 2011. 
  20. ^ "John Krige". Science & Society. Emory University. Retrieved May 26, 2011. 
  21. ^ "James Rodger Fleming". CV. Colby College. Retrieved May 26, 2011. 
  22. ^ "Smith, Robert". Fellows. Alberta Institute for American Studies. Retrieved May 26, 2011. 
  23. ^ Kaufman, Marc (February 10, 2008). "NASA trying to bring magic to Mars mission". Washington Post. SF Gate. Retrieved May 26, 2011. 
  24. ^ "John M. Logsdon: Charles A. Lindbergh Chair Aerospace History". Biography. NASA. Retrieved May 26, 2011. 
  25. ^ "Hugh Slotten". Department of Media, Film and Communication. University of Otago. Retrieved May 26, 2011. 
  26. ^ "Prof Roy Macleod". Biography. University of Sussex. Retrieved May 26, 2011. 
  27. ^ "Asif Azam Siddiqi". Wikipage. Wikipedia. Retrieved August 06, 2013.