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Duke University History of Medicine Travel Grants
The History of Medicine Collections are pleased to announce the introduction of our travel grant program. Travel grants of up to $1,000 will be provided for researchers whose work would benefit from access to our historical medical collections. Any faculty member, graduate or undergraduate student, or independent scholar with a research project requiring the use of our materials is eligible to apply. All applicants must reside outside of a 100-mile radius of Durham, NC. The application deadline is January 31, 2014.
Mary Louise Nickerson Fellowship in Neuro History
Established in 2011 by Granville H. Nickerson, M.D., C.M., in honour and in memory of his wife, Mary Louise, who was an inspiration to many of Dr. Nickerson’s classmates of McGill’s Medicine Class of 1945, an acknowledged scholar and an enthusiastic promoter of the Arts. The Fellowship will allow a scholar to carry out research utilizing the Neuro History archival and artifact collections, the centre piece of which is the Penfield Archive in the Osler Library, and other resources available at the Osler Library, the Montreal Neurological Institute and the McGill University Archives. The Osler Library’s collections are listed in the McGill Library Catalogue and the Osler Library Archives Collection website.
Terms: Value varies depending on the project, to a maximum of $10,000. More than one fellowship may be awarded during each fiscal year. The fellow is required to carry out research in Montreal during the 2014-15 fiscal year (May 2014-April 2015). May be renewable.
Requirements: We invite applications from a variety of individuals, including graduate students, scholars and professionals. Preference will be given to applicants spending at least one month in Montreal and who take advantage of the rare and unique materials held in the Osler Library and McGill University. Fellows are required to submit a report of their work suitable for publication in the Osler Library Newsletter and may be requested to give a brief presentation at the University.
How to Apply: Applicants should fill in the application form. Applicants must also submit a CV, a detailed project proposal and arrange for two letters of recommendation, as described in the application. Electronic submissions are preferred. Please send all documentation attached to an email to email@example.com. Files should have the name of the applicant, Nickerson, and the year (e.g. Smith_Nickerson_2014_application). All applicants will also be considered for the The Dr. Dimitrije Pivnicki Award in Neuro-History (http://www.mcgill.ca/library/branches/osler/pivnicki).
Deadline: All documentation must be received by February 1st, 2014.
For More Information: please contact Christopher Lyons, Head Librarian, Osler Library of the History of Medicine, McGill University, firstname.lastname@example.org or 514-398-4475, ext. #09847
Osler Library Research Travel Grant
The Osler Library Research Travel Grant is endowed through the generosity of graduates of the Class of Medicine of 1936, and is supported by the Faculty of Medicine of McGill University.
The Osler Library of the History of Medicine at McGill University sponsors a travel grant, designed to assist scholars who need to travel to and establish temporary residence in Montreal in order to use the resources of the Library.
The grant is available to historians, physicians and to those interested in the arts and humanities of medical history. It carries an award of $1,500 (Canadian), and must be held from 2-4 weeks during the calendar year of 2014. $2,000 will be made available to those requiring 4 weeks to complete their research.
Applicants should fill in the Osler Library Travel Grant Application Form and email (preferred), fax or post it and a cv to the address specified.
The applications are considered by a Committee which gives preference to specific and clearly described projects.
Applications for the 2014 grant must be received by December 31, 2013. Candidates will be informed of the results early in 2014.
Requests for further information should be addressed to:
Christopher Lyons, Head Librarian, Osler Library of the History of Medicine
3655 Promenade Sir-William-Osler
Montreal (Quebec) Canada H3G 1Y6
Telephone (514) 398-4475 extension 09873
Facsimile: (514) 398-5747
Dr. Dimitrije Pivnicki Award in Neuro-History
The Dr. Dimitrije Pivnicki Award in Neuro-History is offered by the Osler Library and the Montreal Neurological Institute and Library to support research in the field of neuropsychiatry and neuro-history. The award was established in 2012 by the family and friends of Dr. Pivnicki (1918-2007), who practiced and taught psychiatry at the Allen Memorial Institute of McGill University from 1956 to 1996. With degrees in law and medicine, he had a wide and eclectic interest in classic and modern languages and literature, and a keen appreciation of the history of neuropsychiatry, an area of scholarship that will be advanced by this award.
The award supports a student or scholar wishing to carry out research utilizing the rich archival and monographic holdings at McGill University, such as the Penfield Archive in the Osler Library, and other resources available at the Osler Library, the Montreal Neurological Institute and the McGill University Archives. The Osler Library’s collections are listed in the McGill Library Catalogue and the Osler Library Archives Collection website.
The award is open to students at McGill University as well as external students and researchers. This award compliments the Mary Louise Nickerson Fellowship in Neuro History (see http://www.mcgill.ca/library/branches/osler/nickerson).
Terms: The value varies depending on the project, to a maximum of approximately $4,000. The recipient is required to carry out research in Montreal during the 2014-15 fiscal year (May 2014-April 2015). The award may be renewable.
Requirements: We invite applications from a variety of individuals, including graduate students, scholars and professionals. Recipients are required to submit a report of their work suitable for publication in the Osler Library Newsletter and may be requested to give a brief presentation at the University.
How to Apply: Applicants should fill in the application form. Applicants must also submit a CV, a detailed project proposal and arrange for two letters of recommendation, as described in the application. Electronic submissions are preferred. Please send all documentation attached to an email to email@example.com. Files should have the name of the applicant, Pivnicki, and the year (e.g. Smith_Nickerson_2013_application).
Applicants can submit one application for both the Pivnicki Award and the Nickerson Fellowship when applicable (http://www.mcgill.ca/library/branches/osler/nickerson).
Deadline: All documentation must be received by February 1, 2014
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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, email@example.com (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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Call for Applications: Beckman Center for the History of Chemistry 2014–2015 Fellowships in the History of Science, Technology, Medicine, & Industry
The Beckman Center for the History of Chemistry at the Chemical Heritage Foundation (CHF), an independent research library in Philadelphia, invites applications for fellowships.
Short-term fellows are particularly meant to use the collections, while long-term fellows' work must help to support the mission of the institution and fit with collections more generally. The research collections at CHF range chronologically from the fifteenth century to the present and include 6,000 rare books, significant archival holdings,
thousands of images, and a large artifact and fine arts collection, supported by over 100,000 reference volumes and journals. Within the collections there are many areas of special strength, including: alchemy, mining & metallurgy, dyeing and bleaching, balneology, gunpowder and pyrotechnics, gas-lighting, books of secrets, inorganic and organic chemistry, biochemistry, food chemistry, and pharmaceuticals.
We support roughly 20 fellows each year, creating a vibrant community of scholars whose work is in some way tied to the history of materials and materiality, chemistry, and all related sciences. Applications come from people in a wide range of disciplines across the humanities and social sciences.
Postdoctoral Fellowships (we encourage scholars with PhDs at all career levels to consider applying, including those looking for a place of residence during a sabbatical leave)
9 Months in Residence
open to PhD scholars • $45,000
9 Months in Residence; open to graduate students at the dissertation stage
1–4 Months in Residence; open to all scholars and researchers • $3,000 per
Application Deadline: February 15, 2014
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D. Kim Foundation for the History of Science and Technology in East Asia Fellowships & Grants 2013-2014
The Foundation provides fellowships and grants to support graduate students and young scholars who are working in the history of science and technology in East Asia from the beginning of the 20th century, regardless of their nationality, origins, or gender. Comparative studies of East Asia and the West as well as studies in related fields (mathematics, medicine and public health) are also welcome. English is the official language of the Foundation. All application materials (including sample chapters, papers or essays) should be written in English. All publications, workshops, and meetings that the Foundation supports use English only.
The deadline for the receipt of fellowship applications is December 15, 2013. Successful recipients will be notified by e-mail in late-January. The fellowship term is September 1 through August 31, but can be adjusted with permission from the foundation. If a recipient receives another fellowship or grant, he/she must report it to the foundation. The foundation may adjust the amount of the fellowship award accordingly.
Post-doctoral Fellowship: One fellowship (up to $55,000) will be awarded annually to a distinguished young scholar who has received his/her doctoral degree within the previous 5 years. Applicants should include an invitation letter from their host institution; the host institution cannot be changed without permission from the foundation.
Dissertation Fellowship: One or two fellowships (up to $25,000 each) will be awarded annually to Ph.D candidates who are writing their dissertations. Applicants should include at least two draft chapters with their application.
The deadline for the receipt of applications is December 15, 2013. Grant recipients will be notified by e-mail in late-January. If a recipient receives another fellowship or grant, he/she must report it to the foundation.
Traveling/Research Grant: Several grants (up to $2,500 each) will be awarded annually to scholars who are traveling either to present papers at international conferences, workshops or annual meetings, or for short-term research projects (less than a month). Those applicants who do not reside in the United States, please contact the foundation to check for eligibility.
Group Grants: Several grants (up to $5000 each) will be available to groups that organize workshops or international meetings. These meetings should be conducted in English.
Please send general correspondence by email to: email@example.com