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Travel Fellowship in the History of the Academic Health Center & Health Sciences at the University of Minnesota
The Travel Fellowship in the History of the Academic Health Center & Health Sciences at the University of Minnesota is intended to promote research on post-World War II developments in academic health centers and health science research using the University of Minnesota Archives. The University of Minnesota Program in the History of Medicine in conjunction with the Academic Health Center History Project will offer up to two fellowships per year to interested scholars whose research is well suited to the health science and administrative collections in the University Archives. Where possible, preference will be given to early career scholars: graduate students in the research stage of their dissertation and recent Ph.D.s.
University of Minnesota Archives Holdings: The University of Minnesota Archives house numerous collections related to the history of the Academic Health Center (AHC), its forerunning administrative configuration the College of Medical Sciences, and the records of the six schools and colleges that comprise the Academic Health Center: medicine, nursing, public health, pharmacy, dentistry, and veterinary medicine. The Archives also house collections pertaining to interdisciplinary centers within the Academic Health Center and oral histories and personal papers of prominent faculty and administrators.
Finding aids for many of the collections at the University Archives can be found at http://special.lib.umn.edu/uarch/. Digital documents related to the AHC and University administration are available through the University of Minnesota Digital Conservancy. Applicants are encouraged to contact AHC Archivist Erik Moore at email@example.com to discuss the collections before applying.
Application and Expectations: Applicants must submit a curriculum vitae, names and contact information of two referees, a brief proposal of no more than two pages, and a one-page proposed budget. The one- to two-page proposal should outline clearly the purpose of the research and its central questions, what records or materials will be used, any bigger project of which this research is a part, and the intended product(s) such as a dissertation, publications, or documentaries. Selection of fellows will be based on the decision of a multi-disciplinary committee.
Fellowship recipients will be required to submit a short report on their research and asked to present their work in progress with interested faculty, staff, and students while visiting at the University. Recipients are also required to supply the University Libraries with a copy of any publication resulting from research conducted as a result of the grant.
Duration and Support: The fellowship covers a flexible visit of between one to four weeks. The amount of the fellowship is up to $1,000.00 to support expenses related to travel, lodging, research costs, and other incidental expenses. The fellowship is available for a single, continuous research trip between the dates July 1 and June 30 annually.
Dates: The annual deadline for applications is June 1. Candidates will be informed of the results by June 30 and the fellowship will be available immediately (July 1).
Applications should be submitted via email. Be sure that your last name appears in the filename of each document. Send applications to: Dr. Dominique Tobbell, Program in the History of Medicine, University of Minnesota, firstname.lastname@example.org (612-626-5114).
Foundation for the History of Women in Medicine Research Fellowships
Deadline: March 15th 2014
The Foundation for the History of Women in Medicine will provide one $5000 grant to support travel, lodging, and incidental expenses for a flexible research period between July 1st 2014 - June 30th 2015. Foundation Fellowships are offered for research related to the history of women to be conducted at the Center for the History of Medicine at the Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine. Preference will be given to projects that deal specifically with women physicians or other health workers or medical scientists, but proposals dealing with the history of women's health issues may also be considered.
Manuscript collections which may be of special interest include the recently-opened Mary Ellen Avery Papers, the Leona Baumgartner Papers, and the Grete Bibring Papers (find out more about our collections). Preference will be given to those who are using collections from the Center's Archives for Women in Medicine, but research on the topic of women in medicine using other material from the Countway Library will be considered. Preference will also be given to applicants who live beyond commuting distance of the Countway, but all are encouraged to apply, including graduate students.
In return, the Foundation requests a one page report on the Fellow's research experience, a copy of the final product (with the ability to post excerpts from the paper/project), and a photo and bio of the Fellow for web and newsletter announcements.
Applicants should submit a proposal (no more than two pages) outlining the subject and objectives of the research project, length of residence, historical materials to be used, and a project budget (including travel, lodging, and research expenses), along with a curriculum vitae and two letters of recommendations by March 15th 2014. The fellowship proposal should demonstrate that the Countway Library has resources central to the research topic.
Applications should be sent to: Women in Medicine Fellowships, Archives for Women in Medicine, Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine, 10 Shattuck Street, Boston, MA 02115. Electronic submissions of applications and supporting materials and any questions may be directed to email@example.com.