New York Academy of Medicine. Research Fellowships in the Academy Library
The Paul Klemperer Fellowship in the History of Medicine
The Audrey and William H. Helfand Fellowship in the Medical Humanities
The British Society for the History of Science
Ivan Slade Prize
The Singer Prize
ISHP Research Fellowship
According to its statutes, the International Society for the History of Pharmacy (ISHP) promotes research, teaching and publication in pharmaceutical history. Based on this, ISHP offers a grant to support research projects in pharmaceutical history with a truly international focus.
The ISHP will continue to support pharmaceutical history research proposals of international relevance and will welcome proposals in 2018. Proposals for the 2019 ISHP Fellowship may be sent in English language to the ISHP General secretary by the end of August 2018 and must include:
• a detailed description of the research project which is usually but not necessarily done at an academic institution
• a detailed discussion of the project’s relevance in terms of internationality
• a curriculum vitae of the applicant
• a confirmation that the applicant is a member of ISHP issued by his national organization
• a list of former research projects and publications of the applicant
• a letter of recommendation from a senior academic teacher
• a detailed list of expenses expected (i.e. costs for traveling, obtaining literature etc.)
The proposals will be judged by a fellowship committee comprised of the ISHP President, the ISHP General Secretary and three distinguished scientist in the field of pharmaceutical history, nominated by the Select Executive Committee.
For a list of former grant recipients see: ISHP Research Fellowship
IUHPST Essay Prize in History and Philosophy of Science
The International Union of History and Philosophy of Science and Technology (IUHPST) invites submissions for the first IUHPST Essay Prize in History and Philosophy of Science. This prize competition, planned to continue on a biennial basis, seeks to encourage fresh methodological thinking on the history and philosophy of science as an integrated discipline.
Burnby Memorial Bursary
The British Society for the History of Pharmacy will offer a Bursary of £500 annually to a student at a School of Pharmacy or other higher educational establishment.
The winner of the Bursary will be required to make a 20 minute presentation to the Annual Spring Conference of the British Society for the History of Pharmacy. This must be based on a piece of original work on a topic on the History of British Pharmacy.
A portion of the Bursary, £250, will be used as a contribution towards the conference fee and will be paid directly to the Conference organiser. The remainder can be used as chosen by the Bursary winner and will be paid to the successful applicant at the conference.
An applicant for the Bursary shall apply to the Secretary of the British Society for the History of Pharmacy for an application form which will require a brief description of the topic on which the presentation is to be made.
An application form must be returned by 30th November and the winner will be informed by the 31st December.
Stannard Award Competition
The Department of History at the University of Kansas announces the competition for the annual award in honor of the late Professor Jerry Stannard. The purpose of the award is to encourage research by young scholars in the pre-1700 fields that Professor Stannard made his own: the history of materia medica, medicinal botany, pharmacy, folklore of drug therapy, and the bibliography of these areas. Each year a cash award in the amount of $1000 is made to the author of an outstanding published or unpublished scholarly study in those fields. The competition is open to graduate students and to recent recipients of a doctoral degree (the Ph.D. or equivalent), conferred not more than five years before the competition deadline. Manuscripts must be in English, French, or German. Only one paper by any author may be submitted in any given year. Each entry should be typewritten, double-spaced, and no longer than 50 pages, including notes, bibliography, and appendices. Entrants should keep copies of their manuscripts, since manuscripts submitted will not be returned.
William Bynum Prize
The William Bynum Prize will be awarded to the author of an original essay on any theme relating to the history of medicine and its related sciences. This international competition is open to doctoral students and early post-doctoral researchers (candidates who have completed their PhDs not longer than 3 years before submission of the entry). The Prize’s awarding committee will be chaired by Professor Bynum himself, supported by the editor and members of the editorial advisory board of the journal Medical History. The Prize is generously supported by Cambridge University Press, publishers of Medical History. The Prize is coordinated by Medical History’s editorial office which resides within the Centre for Global Health Histories,Department of History, University of York.
Paul Bunge Prize – History of Scientific Istruments
The German Chemical Society (Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker- GDCh) extends its invitation for applications for the Paul Bunge Prize 2016. The Prize is awarded by the Hans R. Jenemann Foundation and administered by the German Chemical Society ( Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker) and the German Bunsen Society for Physical Chemistry (Deutsche Bunsen-Gesellschaft für Physikalische Chemie).
The prize is endowed with 7.500 Euro and honours outstanding publications in German, English or French in all fields of the historiography of scientific instruments. It can be given on the basis of a recent major publication or as a lifetime achievement award. In addition to the published work, applications must include a curriculum vitae and a complete list of publications. The deadline for nominations and self-nominations is September 30, 2017.
Nominations and self-nominations may be submitted. The Advisory Board of the Hans R. Jenemann Foundation will decide on the prize winner.
The prize is named after Paul Bunge, the most important maker of analytical, assay and high-performance precision balances in the second half of the 19th century.
The award ceremony will take place at a conference of the Deutsche Bunsengesellschaft für Physikalische Chemie held in Hanover, Germany, from 10-12 May, 2018.
Please submit your nomination by September 30, 2017, to: Gesellschaft
Deutscher Chemiker, Barbara Köhler, email@example.com, P.O.Box 90 04 40, 60444
FRANKFURT / Varrentrappstr. 40 – 42, 60486 FRANKFURT, GERMANY
APV Award for the Most Outstanding Doctoral Thesis in the Pharmaceutical Sciences
APV (International Association of Pharmaceutical Technology) gives away this award to support young talents in the Pharmaceutical Sciences and in appreciation of an outstanding doctoral thesis in pharmacy. This award is connected with an amount of 5,000.- Euro kindly donated by Boehringer Ingelheim Pharma GmbH & Co. KG..
Every European graduate who has obtained a PhD degree in the Pharmaceutical Sciences in a biennial period can apply for this award. The applications are reviewed by an international committee.
Written applications consisting of a curriculum vitae, publication list, list of poster presentations and lectures as well as the PhD thesis and a maximum of two reprints of important publications (five copies each) should be submitted to the chair of the APV award committee.
Sonnedecker Visiting Research Program
Assistance for short-term historical research related to the history of pharmacy, including the history of drugs, at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is available periodically. Historians, pharmacists, and other scholars working in the field (of any nationality) may apply for the next available Sonnedecker Grant for Visiting Research in the History of Pharmacy. The program provides assistance for travel, maintaining temporary residence in Madison, and meeting research expenses associated with utilizing the collection. A brochure is available on request that describes the pharmaco-historical collections, which have been developed in Madison during more than a century by the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the State Historical Society of Wisconsin, and the American Institute of the History of Pharmacy. Printed sources emphasize pharmaceutical literature of Western Europe and the United States, from the Renaissance to the present day. Manuscript sources represent mainly American pharmacy, from the late nineteenth century to the present day. These resources are reinforced by collections of comparable importance in the history of medicine and the history of science. At least $1,000 becomes available annually to defray part of the expenses of a recipient, for whatever period of residence is appropriate. Grants are made throughout the year on the basis of the merit of previous historical work and on the appropriateness of historical resources on the University of Wisconsin campus to the research proposed.
Henry-E.-Sigerist-Prize for the promotion of young scholars in the history of medicine and science
The prize was founded in 1967 by Mr. and Mrs. Guggenheim-Schnurr from Basel in order to award outstanding young scholars in the field of history of medicine and science. It is conferred by a jury on behalf of the Swiss Society of the History of Medicine and Sciences. Applicants should submit studies completed within the last two years, i.e. articles published in journals, dissertations, printed books, works of another kind which have been selected by the jury or proposed to it. The texts have to be written in German, French, Italian or English and to be related to Switzerland by content, authorship or institution. Work which has previously been awarded a prize is not eligible. Authors should not be older than 36. Dissertations and books have to be accompanied by a summary of no more than five pages. The prize amounts to CHF 2000.- (approx. EUR 1300). Applications and enquiries should be sent to the president of the jury.
The Estes Award
This award has been established in honor of J. Worth Estes in recognition of his many years of invaluable contributions to the American Association for the History of Medicine and to scholarship in the history of medicine. The award will be made annually for the best published paper in the history of pharmacology during the previous two years, whether appearing in a journal or a book collection of papers. The choice of topic reflects Worth Estes’ long tenure as Professor of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics at Boston University and his own scholarship in the history of pharmacology.
For the purpose of this award, the history of pharmacology will be defined broadly to include ancient and traditional materia medica, folk medicines, herbal medicines, the pharmaceuticals and medications of the modern era, pharmaceutics, and the like. It shall encompass the discovery of medicaments, basic investigations about them, their characteristics and properties, their preparation, and their therapeutic applications.
While the committee will be monitoring relevant journals and books where such papers might appear, they welcome nominations of papers that would be eligible for consideration. The nomination should consist of a letter citing the work nominated along with a copy of the paper.
This prize is awarded to the authors or coauthors of an article of outstanding scholarly merit in the history of pharmacology publishsen for hed during the two years preceding the award. The J. Worth Estes Prize Nominations for paper should consist of a letter citing the work along with a copy of the paper. Papers in languages other than English should be accompanied by a translation or detailed precis.
Deutsches Museum Scholar-in-Residence Program
The Deutsches Museum in Munich has several attractive scholarships to offer research scholars interested in working for six or 12 months on projects involving the museum`s vast and heterogeneous collections. The scholarship programme is international and interdisciplinary in scope.
There are myriad opportunities at the Deutsches Museum for innovative research into scientific processes and the changing cultures of technology. Founded in 1903, the museum’s holdings comprise some 100,000 objects; an archive of 4,500 shelf metres including an extensive collection of scientific photographs, technical illustrations, trade literature and private papers. Applicants are invited to base their projects on the collections of the Deutsches Museum and to cooperate closely with museum staff on site when formulating their research proposals. Projects involving innovative approaches to artefact-oriented research are especially welcome.
During their stay, visiting scholars will have daily contact with the museum´s curators, archivists and librarians (approx. 50 staff members) as well as members of the Münchner Zentrum für Wissenschafts- und Technikgeschichte (Munich Center for the History of Science and Technology; approx. 50 staff members).
Scholarship holders will have their own workplace with a desktop computer and telephone, and the opportunity to reside temporarily in subsidized apartments of the museum complex insofar as these are available. They will present their research projects to colleagues at the beginning of their stay and will be expected to participate regularly in the museum’s and the Munich Centre’s Monday colloquium series and workshops.
Pre-doctoral stipends: € 7,500 (six months) / € 15,000 (full year). Post-doctoral stipends: € 15,000 (six months) / € 30,000 (full year). Scholars at any level of seniority are eligible to apply, provided they have at least one university degree. There are no restrictions regarding nationality. All scholars are requested to make their own provisions for health insurance.
- The Paul Klemperer Fellowship in the History of Medicine
- The Audrey and William H. Helfand Fellowship in the Medical Humanities
Each year the New York Academy of Medicine offers the Paul Klemperer Fellowship and the Audrey and William H. Helfand Fellowship to support work in history and the humanities as they relate to medicine, the biomedical sciences, and health.
The Klemperer Fellowship supports research using the Academy Library as a historical resource. It is intended specifically for a scholar in residence in the collections of the Academy Library.
The Helfand Fellowship more broadly supports work in the humanities, including both creative projects dealing with health and the medical enterprise, and scholarly research in a humanistic discipline as applied to medicine and health. Although residence is not obligatory, preference in the selection process will be given applicants whose projects require use of the resources of the Academy Library and who plan to spend time at the Academy.
Awards and use of funds: For each research fellowship program, one grant of up to $ 5000 will be available for a project.
The Klemperer Fellow is expected to spend at least four weeks in New York City, working at the New York Academy of Medicine. The grant, therefore should cover travel to and living expenses in New York City, as well as other expenses incurred in the course of scholarly research (photocopying, etc.). It may also supplement other fellowship or salary income.
The Helfand Fellow is required to visit the New York Academy of Medicine at least once to make a presentation on his or her work. The Helfand grant may cover travel to and living expenses in New York City, as well as other expenses incurred in the course of scholarly research or a creative project. It may also supplement other fellowship or salary income. Candidates may apply for one fellowship or the other but not both.
Further information: The instructions and application form for the Klemperer and Helfand Fellowships are available via the Historical Collections Web Site.
Carl-Wilhelm-Scheele-Preis der DPhG
Als Anerkennung überdurchschnittlicher Leistungen im Rahmen einer Dissertationen verleiht die Deutsche Pharmazeutische Gesellschaft (DPhG) den Carl-Wilhelm-Scheele-Preis. Der Preis besteht aus einer Urkunde und einem Betrag von 500 Euro. Der Preis wird vergeben für Disseratationen, die von einer deutschen Universität mit der Note “Summa cum Laude” angenommen worden sind an Mitgleider der DPhG, die zum Zeitpunkt der Annahme nicht als 31 Jahre sind. Die Satzung zur Vergabe des Carl-Wilhelm-Scheele-Preises ist veröffentlicht in Pharmazie in unserer Zeit 22 (1993) 61-2.
Bettina-Haupt-Förderpreis für Geschichte der Chemie
Mit dem Bettina-Haupt-Förderpreis für Geschichte der Chemie fördert die Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker herausragende Arbeiten von Nachwuchswissenschaftlern. Der Preis ist jüngeren Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftlern vorbehalten und mit 1500 Euro dotiert. Berücksichtigt werden können publizierte und unpublizierte Arbeiten (auch Magisterarbeiten) in deutscher Sprache zu einem beliebigen Thema aus der Geschichte der Chemie. Auch Gemeinschaftsarbeiten mehrerer Verfasser/innen sowie thematisch verbundene Einzelarbeiten können prämiert werden. Publizierte Arbeiten sollten nicht älter als drei Jahre sein.
Der Preisträger erhält hier Gelegenheit, seine Ergebnisse in Form eines Vortrags vorzustellen.
Für 2017 endet die Bewerbungsfrist am Donnerstag, den 30. März 2017. Details zur Ausschreibung sowie Informationen zu den benötigten Unterlagen finden Sie hier:
Hans-Walz-Förderpreis für Arbeiten zur Homöopathiegeschichte
Das Institut der Geschichte der Medizin der Robert Bosch Stiftung vergibt den Hans-Walz-Förderpreis für Arbeiten zur Homöopathiegeschichte. Ziel des Preises ist es, die homöopathiegeschichtliche Forschung auch außerhalb des Instituts für Geschichte der Medizin der Robert Bosch Stiftung zu fördern. Er ist mit 1000 Euro dotiert, für eine veröffentlichte oder noch nicht veröffentlichte Arbeit (Staatsexamens-, Diplom- oder Magisterarbeit, Dissertation oder Monographie, umfangreicheres Aufsatzmanuskript) in deutscher, englischer oder französischer Sprache bestimmt und wird alle zwei Jahre in Stuttgart vergeben.
Die 1926 gegründete Georg-Agricola-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Geschichte der Naturwissenschaften und der Technik e.V. zählt zu den traditionsreichen Einrichtungen der Wissenschaftsförderung in Deutschland. Sie vergibt einen Preis zur Förderung des wissenschaftlichen Nachwuchses auf dem Gebiet der Naturwissenschafts- und Technikgeschichte.
Ausgezeichnet werden im Vorjahr eingereichte wissenschaftliche Abschlussarbeiten in deutscher oder englischer Sprache, in denen eine Bewerberin/ein Bewerber (Höchstalter 35 Jahre) sich erstmals umfassend mit einem Thema aus der Geschichte der Naturwissenschaften und der Technik beschäftigt hat – neben Magister-, Staatsexamens- und Diplomarbeiten also auch Dissertationen, wenn die vorangegangene Abschlussarbeit kein naturwissenschafts- oder technikgeschichtliches Thema behandelte.
Der Preis ist mit 1500 € dotiert. Er wird im Rahmen der Jahrestagungen der Gesellschaft für die beste der eingereichten und im Vorjahr abgeschlossenen Arbeiten verliehen.
Bewerbungen werden bis zum 30. Juni eines jeden Jahres an die Geschäftsstelle der Gesellschaft erbeten, zusammen mit drei Exemplaren der Arbeit, Gutachten sowie Angaben zur Person und zum wissenschaftlichen Werdegang der Verfasserin/des Verfassers. Georg-Agricola-Gesellschaft e. V., c/o Institut für Wissenschafts- und Technikgeschichte, TU Bergakademie Freiberg, 09596 Freiberg
Förderpreis der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Geschichte der Medizin, Naturwissenschaft und Technik e.V. (DGGMNT)
Die Deutsche Gesellschaft für Geschichte der Medizin, Naturwissenschaft und Technik e.V. (DGGMNT) vergibt jährlich ihren Förderpreis. Durch den Förderpreis sollen Forschungsarbeiten von Nachwuchswissenschaftlerinnen und -wissenschaftlern (in der Regel nicht älter als 40 Jahre) aus dem Gebiet der Geschichte der Medizin, Naturwissenschaft und Technik anerkannt und gefördert werden. Der Förderpreis besteht aus einem Betrag von 1250 Euro sowie einer Urkunde der DGGMNT.
Zur Teilnahme aufgefordert und berechtigt sind junge Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftler aus allen Gebieten der Geschichte der Medizin, Naturwissenschaften oder Technik. Die eingereichten Arbeiten sollen einen innovativen Beitrag zur Geschichte der Medizin, Naturwissenschaft und Technik leisten; dies gilt gleichermaßen für theoretisch, methodisch oder empirisch ausgerichtete Arbeiten. Die Forschungsergebnisse sollen aktuell und daher nicht älter als zwei Jahre sein. In der Regel sollen die Arbeiten in deutscher Sprache abgefaßt sein.
- Ivan Slade Prize
- The Singer Prize
- The Dingle Prize
Ivan Slade Prize: The British Society for the History of Science is pleased to anounce the inauguration of a new prize generously donated by one of its members, Dr. Ivan Slade. The competition will take place biennially, and the prize of £300 is offered for an essay (published or unpublished) that makes a critical contribution to the history of science. Examples would be scholarly work that critically engages a prevalent interpretation of a historical episode, scientific innovation or scientific controversy.
The Singer Prize, of up to £300, is awarded by the BSHS every two years to the writer of an unpublished essay based in original research into any aspect of the history of science, technology or medicine. The Prize is intended for younger scholars or recent entrants into the profession. The Prize may be awarded to the writer of one outstanding essay, or may be divided between two or more entrants. The Prize will be presented at a BSHS meeting and publication in the British Journal for the History of Science will be at the discretion of the Editor.
The Dingle Prize of £300 is awarded by the BSHS every two years to the best book in the history of science (broadly construed) which is accessible to a wide audience of non-specialists.
The Partington Prize
The Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry established the Partington Prize in memory of Professor James Riddick Partington, the Society’s first Chairman. It is awarded every three years for an original and unpublished essay on any aspect of the history of alchemy or chemistry. The prize consists of five hundred pounds (£500) if awarded to a single essay of sufficient merit. Alternatively, it may be divided, or not awarded at all.
The prize-winning essay will be published exclusively in the Society’s journal, Ambix.
Essays must be submitted in English. Essays must be fully documented using the conventions used in the current issue of Ambix. Essays must not exceed 10,000 words in length, including references and footnotes.
All entries should be sent to The Hon. Secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Wellcome Trust: History of Medicine research funding programme
The Wellcome Trust runs a number of grant schemes to encourage serious academic study in the history of medicine. Grants are awarded for research and study in the UK, the Republic of Ireland or The Netherlands, normally within an academic department of a university or at one of the Wellcome Units for the History of Medicine.
The Trust has a broad definition of the history of medicine, encompassing the historical study of all factors affecting the medical and health experience of people and animals in all countries at all periods. The Trust is particularly keen to encourage research into the history of twentieth-century medicine and biomedical research. Applications should have significant academic objectives and it is therefore important that applicants possess an appropriate background in relation to the investigation or course of study proposed.
DAAD Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst
Kennedyallee 50, 53175 Bonn, Postfach 20 04 04, 53134 Bonn
Tel. 0228-882-0 Fax 0228-882-44
Bakken Visiting Research Fellowships
Each year, the Bakken Library and Museum in Minneapolis offers visiting research fellowships for the purpose of facilitating scholarly research in its collection of books, journals, manuscripts, prints, and instruments. The focus of the Bakken’s collection is on the history of electricity and magnetism and their applications in the life sciences and medicine. Significant holdings include the writings of natural philosophers, scientists, physicians, electro-therapists, and electrophysiologists of the 18th, 19th, and early 20th centuries. Related materials include mesmerism and animal magnetism, 19th-century ephemera concerning alternative electromedical therapies, and trade catalogues. The instrument collection includes electrostatic generators, magneto-electric generators, induction coils, physiological instruments, recording devices, and accessories.
Beckman Center Fellowships for the History of Chemistry at the Chemical Heritage Foundation
The Beckman Center for the History of Chemistry at the Chemical Heritage Foundation (CHF), an independent research library in Philadelphia, PA, invites applications for short-term and long-term fellowships in the history of science, medicine, technology, and industry.
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 international community of scholars. Applications come from scholars in a wide range of disciplines across the humanities and social sciences. To see this year’s list, go to: https://www.chemheritage.org/current-fellows.
1 or 2 Semesters in Residence — available to those who received their PhD before July 2012 • $30,000/Semester
9 Months in Residence — available to those who received their PhD after July 2012 • $45,000
9 Months in Residence; open to graduate students at the dissertation stage • $26,000
1–4 Months in Residence; open to all scholars and researchers • $3,000 per month
SSHM Prize Essay Competitions
The Society for the Social History of Medicine (SSHM) invites submissions Prize Essay competition. The SSHM Undergraduate Prize Competition awarded prizes for the best unpublished original research essays in the social history of medicine, from two groups of undergraduate students: humanities and social science students; and medical, healthcare and allied science students.
The Roy Porter Student Essay Prize will be awarded to the best original, unpublished essay in the social history of medicine submitted to the competition as judged by the SSHM’s assessment panel. It is named in honour of the late Professor Roy Porter, a great teacher and a generous scholar.
Smithsonian Institution Libraries
The Smithsonian Institution Libraries Resident Scholar Programs offer short-term study grants with stipends for durations of one to three months. Awards are in the Smithsonian Institution Libraries Dibner Library Resident Scholar Program supported by The Dibner Fund for research in the Dibner Library of the History of Science and Technology and the Smithsonian Institution Libraries Special Collections Resident Scholar Program for research in other special collections of the Libraries. Historians, librarians, doctoral students and other scholars are invited to apply.
Reynolds Associates Research Fellowships in the History of the Health Sciences
The Reynolds Associates in conjunction with the Historical Collections Unit of Lister Hill Library, University of Alabama at Birmingham, are pleased to announce the availability of short-term grants of up to $1,000 to those engaged in research projects in a calendar year relating to one or more aspects of the history of the health sciences. Applicants should submit an outline of the proposed project along with an abstract (not to exceed 250 words) stating its general scope and purpose. All proposals must be accompanied by a budget listing travel and other attendant expenses, length of anticipated visit, brief curriculum vitae, and two letters of recommendation (preferably from individuals familiar with the nature of the applicant’s research and scholarly interests). All materials must be submitted by December 31 to receive consideration. Awards will be announced by February 28. Successful applicants will be expected to deposit a copy of the finished, manuscript, thesis, dissertation, or published work with the Historical Collections Unit. Send applications to: Katie Oomens, UAB Lister Hill Library, LHL 301, 1530 3rd Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35294-0013.
For further information on the collections, prospective applicants are invited to visit the Historical Collections Web site at www.uab.edu/historical. Also, for a look at what current fellows are doing, please visit the fellows web page at http://www.uab.edu/reynolds/fellow
College of Physicians of Philadelphia, Francis C. Wood Institute for the History of Medicine
Resident Research Fellowships,
The Francis C. Wood Institute for the History of Medicine at the College of Physicians of Philadelphia is pleased to announce the availability of short-term grants. All three fellowship programs carry a maximum grant of $1000, and require at least one week’s residence at the College of Physicians. Grants will be awarded to scholars engaged in projects requiring use of the Historical Medical Library or Mütter Museum. The grants are intended for travel to Philadelphia or to offset income loss and research expenses.
Founded in 1787, the College of Physicians is the oldest honorary medical academy in the United States. An organization of distinguished health care professionals and historians of medicine, the College encourages the study and appreciation of medicine in the broader historical and social context in response to current health care issues as well as public and professional interests. The Library of the College of Physicians is one of the largest medical history collections in the world. The Library contains more than 250,000 books and journals published before 1966, including over 400 incunabula and more than 12,000 pre-1801 imprints. The rare book collection is augmented by extensive archival, manuscript, print, and photograph collections. The Mütter Museum houses an exceptional collection of medial artifacts, instruments, pathological specimens, and anatomical models that complements the holdings of the Library. The Francis Clark Wood Institute for the History of Medicine was established in 1976 to make better known to the scholarly community the rich resources of the Library and the museum, and to encourage the study of developments in health care using these resources. The Wood Institute especially encourages examination of contemporary issues in historical perspective.
Individuals interested in applying for this program should send pertinent materials to: Wood Institute for the History of Medicine, College of Physicians of Philadelphia, 19 South 22nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103.
For further information on the College, the Wood Institute, the Historical Medical Library, and the Mutter Museum, please consult the website: www.collphyphil.org
The Francis A. Countway Library Fellowship in the History of Medicine
The Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine is pleased to offer an annual fellowship to support research in the history of medicine. Established in 1960 as a result of an alliance between the Boston Medical Library and the Harvard Medical Library, the Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine is the largest academic medical library in the United States. The Countway Library maintains a collection of approximately 700,000 volumes. Its Rare Books & Special Collections department holds 250,000 books and journals published before 1920, including 802 incunabula.
The Francis A. Countway Library Fellowship in the History of Medicine provides a stipend of up to $5,000 to support travel, lodging, and incidental expenses for a flexible period. Besides conducting research, the fellow will present a seminar or lecture at the Countway Library and submit a report on the results of his/her residency.
Jack D Pressman–Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Development Award in 20th Century History of Medicine or Science
This award honours Jack D Pressman, PhD, a distinguished historian of medicine and Associate Professor of the History of the Health Sciences at the University of California, San Francisco at the time of his early and unexpected death in June 1997. The award and stipend of $1,000 is given yearly for outstanding work in twentieth-century history of medicine or medical science, as demonstrated by the completion of the PhD and a proposal to turn the dissertation into a publishable monograph.
The PhD must have been completed and the degree granted within the last five years. The application must include a curriculum vitae, the dissertation abstract, a one-page summary of the proposed book; a description (not exceeding two pages) of the work to be undertaken for publication; and two letters of support from faculty members knowledgeable about the applicant’s dissertation.
The award will be presented at the meeting of the AAHM. The award also includes a ticket to the annual banquet of the Association.
The Foundation’s objectives are to promote the education of, and research by pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists within the general fields of design, manufacture, distribution and use of medicines for humans and/or animals.
The FIP Foundation for Education and Research was set up in 1993 with a programme of grants and awards. In addition to the Awards in Recognition of Excellence, the FIP Foundation also makes available FIP Development Grants to young pharmacists in training or research, FIP International Travel Scholarships and FIP Fellowships. In 1997 it introduced the Young Poster Presenter’s Awards, which are given to a number of people who have submitted abstracts for the FIP Congress, which have been screened and approved by either the scientific or professional secretary.