Grants: Spring/Summer 2018 Travel Scholarship at Bernard Beck Medical Library, Washington University

The Bernard Becker Medical Library is now accepting applications for the Archives and Rare Books Spring/Summer 2018 travel scholarship.  Researchers living more than 100 miles from St. Louis are eligible to apply for this award of up to $1,000 to help defray the costs of travel, lodging, food, and other expenses associated with using our collections.  Information about Becker Library’s archival and rare book holdings can be found at

For more information and to apply for the travel scholarship, please see the link below:

Grants: Research Travel Grant Yale University’s Cushing/Whitney Medical Historical Library

The Medical Historical Library of the Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library at Yale University is pleased to announce its eleventh annual Research Travel Award for use of the Historical Library.

The Ferenc Gyorgyey Research Travel Grant is available to historians, medical practitioners, and other researchers who wish to use the collections of the Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library. In any given year the award is up to $1,500 for one week of research.  Funds may be used for transportation, housing, food, and photographic reproductions. The award is limited to residents of the United States and Canada.

The Medical Historical Library holds one of the country’s largest collections of rare medical books, journals, prints, photographs, and pamphlets. It was founded in 1941 by the donations of the extensive collections of Harvey CushingJohn F. Fulton, and Arnold C. Klebs. Special strengths are the works of Hippocrates, Galen, Vesalius, Boyle, Harvey, Culpeper, Haller, Priestley, and S. Weir Mitchell, and works on anatomy, anesthesia, and smallpox inoculation and vaccination. The Library owns over fifty medieval and renaissance manuscripts, Arabic and Persian manuscripts, and over 300 medical incunabula.  The notable Clements C. Fry Collection of Prints and Drawings has over 2,500 fine prints, drawings, and posters from the 15th century to the present on medical subjects, and the collection has expanded to approximately 10,000 items.  Themes include social justice, war, drug use, reproductive rights, HIV/AIDS, activism, and more.  Although the Historical Library does not house the official archives of the Medical School, it does own a number of manuscript collections, most notably the Peter Parker Collection, papers of Harvey Cushing, and the John Fulton diaries and notebooks. The Library also owns an extensive Smoking and tobacco advertising collection, the Robert Bogdan collection of disability photographs and postcards, medical imagery from popular publications donated by Bert Hansen, and smaller collections of patent medicine ephemera from noted collector William Helfand.

The application deadline is April 29th, 2018.  A committee will review applications and grant recipients will be notified in early June. Please apply through Yale University Grants & Fellowships website. 

A complete application comprises:

  • Research proposal (of up to 2000 words)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Budget
  • 2 letters of reference

Please email Melissa Grafe, Head of the Medical Historical Library, with any

Grants: Sandra L. Panther Fellowship in the History of Family Medicine

The Center for the History of Family Medicine (CHFM) is proud to announce its eighth annual Fellowship in the History of Family Medicine. Now renamed the Sandra L. Panther Fellowship in the History of Family Medicine in honor of former AAFP Foundation executive director Sandra L. “Sandy” Panther, interested family physicians, residents, students, other health professionals, historians, scholars, educators, scientists and others are invited to apply.

The successful applicant will be awarded a fellowship grant in an amount of up to $2,000 to support travel, lodging and incidental expenses relating to research on a project of their choosing dealing with any aspect of the history of General Practice, Family Practice, or Family Medicine in the United States. The fellowship will be awarded directly to the individual applicant and not to the institution where he or she may be employed.

The deadline to apply is by 5:00 PM (CDT), Saturday, March 31, 2018. All applications will be reviewed in April, with the Fellowship award announced by May 31, 2018.

Complete fellowship rules, application forms, and instructions are available online through the Center’s website at the following link:

Housed at the national headquarters of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) and administered by the AAFP Foundation, the CHFM serves as the principal resource center for the collection, conservation, exhibition, study and dissemination of materials relating to the history of Family Medicine in the United States. The CHFM collection includes decades of documents, photographs, artifacts, and memorabilia that are professionally cataloged and preserved in a climate-controlled environment.

For more information, please contact:

Don Ivey, MPA, Manager, Center for the History of Family Medicine, 11400 Tomahawk Creek Parkway, Leawood, KS 66211; Telephone: (800) 274-2237, ext. 4420; Fax: (913) 906-6095;

Grants: Georgia College Special Collections Library Research Grants

Georgia College in Milledgeville, Georgia, offers short-term Library Research Grants every year to scholars and students whose work would benefit from access to materials in Ina Dillard Russell Library’s Special Collections. Strengths of the collections include Milledgeville/Baldwin County history and culture, (local/regional) women’s history, and Georgia College history. Special Collections houses the papers of authors Flannery O’Connor and Alice Walker and several political figures, including U.S. Secretary of Labor W. J. Usery, U. S. Senator Paul Coverdell, U. S. Representative Carl Vinson, and Georgia State Senator Floyd L. Griffin, Jr. History of Medicine collections include Clyde E. Keeler and Kathleen Wilkinson Wootten. For more information about Special Collections or the grant, please visit:

Deadline: April 2, 2018