2016-2017 Foundation for the History of Women in Medicine Fellowship: Application Period Extended

By , March 16, 2016

Deadline Extended: March 31, 2016

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 2016 – June 30th 2017. 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 specifically address women physicians, scientists, or other health workers, but proposals on the history of women’s health issues may also be considered. The fellowship proposal should demonstrate that the Countway Library has resources central to the research topic.

Manuscript collections which may be of special interest include the recently-opened Marian C. Putnam Papers, Priscilla Schaffer Papers, Eva Neer Papers, or Miriam F. Menkin Papers. Preference will be given to those who are using collections from the Center’s Archives for Women in Medicine (see the full list of Archives for Women in Medicine collections here), but research on the topic of women in medicine using other material from the Countway Library will be considered (see our research guides list for online finding aids or Hollis for the most comprehensive information about all our holdings). Preference will also be given to applicants who live beyond commuting distance of the Countway library, but all are encouraged to apply, including graduate students.

Application requirements

Applicants should submit a proposal (no more than five pages) outlining the proposed project, its subject and objectives, length of residence, historical materials to be consulted, and a project budget with specific information on travel, lodging, and research expenses), along with a curriculum vitae and two letters of recommendation by March 31, 2016.

Beyond conducting research, the fellow will submit a report on the results of his/her residency and will be asked to present a seminar or lecture at the Countway Library.

Applications should be sent to: The Foundation for the History of Women in Medicine Fellowship, 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 chm@hms.harvard.edu. The fellowship appointment will be announced in May 2016.

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