2011-2012 Research Fellowships – Countway Library of Medicine



Two fellowships are available from Harvard’s Countway Library for 2011-2012:

1. The Francis A. Countway Library Fellowship in the History of Medicine
(Deadline: February 1st, 2011)

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 between June 1, 2011, and May 31, 2012. Besides conducting research, the fellow will submit a report on the results of his/her residency and may be asked to present a seminar or lecture at the Countway Library. The fellowship proposal should demonstrate that the Countway has resources central to the research topic. Preference will be given to applicants who live beyond commuting distance of the Countway. The application, outlining the proposed project (proposal should not exceed five pages), length of residence, materials to be consulted, and a budget with specific information on travel, lodging, and research expenses, should be submitted, along with a curriculum vitae and two letters of recommendation, by February 1, 2011.

Applications should be sent to:

Countway Fellowships
Center for the History of Medicine
Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine
10 Shattuck Street
Boston, MA 02115

The Boston Medical Library’s Abel Lawrence Peirson Fund provides support for the fellowship program. The Boston Medical Library is a physicians’ non-profit organization, incorporated in 1877. Its mission is “to be a Library for the dissemination of medical knowledge, the promotion of medical education and scholarship, and the preservation and celebration of medical history, and thereby to advance the quality of health and healthcare of the people.” Today there are over 300 fellows of the Boston Medical Library. In 1960, the Boston Medical Library entered into an agreement with the Harvard Medical School Library to combine staff, services, and collections into one modern biomedical facility. The Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine opened in 1965 and ranks as one of the largest biomedical libraries in the world.

2. The Foundation for the History of Women in Medicine Research Fellowships
(Deadline: March 1st, 2011)

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 2011 – June 31st 2012. 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 at http://www.countway.harvard.edu/awm). 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.
Application requirements

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 recommendation by March 1st, 2011. The fellowship proposal should demonstrate that the Countway Library has resources central to the research topic.

Applications should be submitted to:

Foundation Research Fellowships
Archives for Women in Medicine
Countway Library
10 Shattuck Street
Boston, MA 02115

Additional details are available at https://www.countway.harvard.edu/menuNavigation/chom/fellowships/about.html#3

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