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
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 will continue to support pharmaceutical history research proposals of international relevance and is again awarding a grant for 2500 Euro in total.
The grant is primarily, but not exclusively, intended for academic projects. Proposals for the 2023/24 ISHP Fellowship grant must be sent by email, in English language to the ISHP General Secretary by the August 31, 2023.The proposal 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 scientists in the field of pharmaceutical history, nominated by the Select Executive Committee.
A successful applicant is obliged to describe the project during the ISHP General Assembly or another opportunity during the International Congress for the History of Pharmacy. After the project has been completed, ISHP needs to be informed in detail about the results (e.g. by sending a comprehensive report, reprints of publications) until the project is completed, and interim reports have to be sent to ISHP every year in December.
ISHP General Secretary
For a list of former grant recipients see: ISHP Research Fellowship
Pier Paolo Daniele Competition for young researchers
Connected with the ISHP-Congress which will take place in Milan, Italy, September 7-10, 2022, is the attractively endowed Pier Paolo Daniele Competition for young researchers. The competition is organized by the Accademia Italiana di Storia della Farmacia A.I.S.F.
Rules of Participation: Free theme, but strictly linked to the study absolutely unpublished of documents unknown, which gives the competitor the opportunity to demonstrate the ability to deal with research on original sources. Therefore, no theses, reports, or research already submitted or published can be accepted. It is not allowed to submit essays e.g. relying on recently defended PhD theses, communications or journal publications.
The 10 finalists of the competiton will be able to attend the congress free of charge to present their research and among them the three winners will be chosen, who will receive 1st place 2000, 2nd place 1500 and 3rd place 1000 Euro. The eventual oral presentation at the congress can be made in one of the official languages of the event (English, French, German and Italian).
The scientific contributions for the competition will have to be submitted for a first evaluation to the society of the history of pharmacy of the competitor’s country (cf. ISHP Member Societies).
For details see:
Pier Paolo Daniele Competition
AIHP Glenn Sonnedecker Prize
The American Institute of the History of Pharmacy awards the Glenn Sonnedecker Prize to the author(s) of the best unpublished manuscript received in an annual competition on a topic within the field of the history of pharmacy and pharmaceuticals.
The Prize is aimed at graduate students and early career researchers (ECRs). Co-authored papers are eligible for the Sonnedecker Prize competition, provided all listed authors meet eligibility requirements. The recipient of the AIHP Glenn Sonnedecker Prize is awarded a $1,000 cash prize (co-authored papers will split the cash award), and the manuscript will be published in AIHP’s journal, History of Pharmacy and Pharmaceuticals, upon successful completion of peer- and editorial-review processes.
AIHP Edward Kremers Award
The American Institute of the History of Pharmacy awards the Edward Kremers Award to recognize the author(s) of a specific book, or a series of related articles, in the field of the history of pharmacy and pharmaceuticals that exhibits high standards of scholarship, superior quality, and distinguished merit. The Edward Kremers Award is awarded without regard to citizenship or nationality.
A judging panel of historians will evaluate nominations on the basis of (i) the significance of the book or series of articles to scholarship in the field of the history of pharmacy, and pharmaceuticals, and (ii) the quality of the research, interpretation and presentation of the subject matter of the book or series of articles.
Paul Bunge Prize – History of Scientific Istruments
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.
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.
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.
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
Die Gesellschaft für Geschichte der Wissenschaften, der Medizin und der Technik e. V. (GWMT) führt die jährliche Vergabe des Förderpreises, der bis 2017 durch die Deutsche Gesellschaft für Geschichte der Medizin, Naturwissenschaft und Technik e.V. (DGGMNT) 17 mal vergeben worden war, fort. Durch den Förderpreis werden Forschungsarbeiten von Nachwuchswissenschaftler*innen (in der Regel nicht älter als 40 Jahre) aus dem Gebiet der Geschichte der Medizin, Naturwissenschaft und Technik anerkannt und gefördert. Der Förderpreis ist mit 1.250,- Euro dotiert und umfasst eine Urkunde der GWMT.
Zur Teilnahme aufgefordert und berechtigt sind Forschende, die sich in ihren Qualifikationsarbeiten (Magister- und Diplomarbeiten oder Dissertationen) mit Themen aus den Gebieten der Geschichte der Medizin, Wissenschaft oder Technik befasst haben. Die eingereichten Arbeiten sollen einen innovativen Beitrag (z. B. in Hinsicht auf Fragestellung, Quellenmaterial oder methodisches Vorgehen) zum Fach leisten; dies gilt gleichermaßen für theoretisch, methodisch oder empirisch ausgerichtete Arbeiten. Da der Preis der wissenschaftlichen Nachwuchsförderung dient, sind Habilitationsschriften vom Förderpreis ausgenommen. Die Forschungsergebnisse (Magister- oder Diplomarbeiten sowie Dissertationen) bzw. deren Veröffentlichungen sollen nicht älter als zwei Jahre sein. In der Regel sollen die Arbeiten in deutscher Sprache abgefasst sein.
The BSHS encourages good quality history of science by organising and judging a number of prestigious biennial prizes:
- BSHS Singer Prize
- BSHS Hughes Prize
- BSHS Pickstone Prize
The BSHS Singer Prize, of up to £500, is awarded by the BSHS every two years to the writer of an essay outstanding in research, novelty and expression, based on original research into any aspect of the history of science, technology or medicine. The prize is intended for recent entrants into the profession. Candidates must be registered for a postgraduate degree or have been awarded such in the five years prior to the closing date. All nationalities are welcome.
The BSHS Hughes Prize, formerly the BSHS Dingle Prize, is awarded every two years to the best book in the history of science (broadly construed) published in English which is accessible to a wide audience of non-specialists. The prize is very much in keeping with the Society’s concern to communicate history of science to a wide audience. The winning book should present some aspect of the field in an engaging and comprehensible manner and should also show proper regard for historical methods and the results of historical research: for example, it might re-examine a well-known historical incident or achievement, or bring new perspective to previously neglected figures or fields in the past.
The value of the Prize is £300. The winner may also have the opportunity to give a public lecture or presentation, sponsored by the BSHS, on the subject of their book.
The BSHS Pickstone Prize is awarded every two years to the best scholarly book in the history of science (broadly construed) in English. The Prize aims to recognize pioneering works that advance the scholarly understanding and interpretation of the scientific past. In focusing on academic books, it complements the Society’s Hughes Prize, which rewards engagement with broader audiences.
The Division of the History of Chemistry of the American Chemical Society offers the HIST award. The award recognizes an outstanding career of contributions to the history of chemistry and consists of a monetary award and a plaque. The award is international in scope, and is presented annually at the Fall National ACS meeting. It was formerly known as the Dexter Award and then the Sidney M. Edelstein Award. It continues a tradition started in 1956 and is sponsored by and administered by the Division of the History of Chemistry (HIST).
The Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry – Prizes
The The Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry offers the following prizes:
- The Partington Prize
- The John and Martha Morris Award
- The Oxford Part II Prize
The Partington Prize is awarded every three years for an original essay by a new scholar on any aspect of the history of alchemy and chemistry.
The John and Martha Morris Award, which is also made every three years, for outstanding achievement in the history of modern chemistry or the history of the chemical industry.
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.
Science History Institute Fellowships
The Science History Institute offers a variety of fellowships, many of which require separate application processes. The Science History Institute is pleased to welcome fellows from institutions around the world studying a vast range of topics in the history and social studies of chemistry, chemical engineering, and the life sciences.
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.
https://sshm.org/portfolio/prizes/ or email email@example.com
Reynolds Associates Research Fellowships in the History of the Health Sciences
The Reynolds-Finley Associates, in conjunction with the Historical Collections (HC) unit of UAB Libraries, University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), are pleased to announce the availability of short-term awards of up to $2,500 to individual researchers studying one or more aspects of the history of the health sciences. Intended to support research using the HC unit as a historical resource, the fellowship requires the on-site use of at least one of the unit’s three components, which are the Alabama Museum of the Health Sciences, Reynolds-Finley Historical Library and UAB Archives.
The Harvard Countway Library Fellowships in the History of Medicine
The Center for the History of Medicine offers researchers many funded opportunities to offset the costs of research. Since 2003, the Center for the History of Medicine has offered research fellowships of up to $5000 to support research in the history of medicine. The Boston Medical Library in the Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine sponsors these annual fellowships.
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.
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.
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