Grants: Duke University History of Medicine Travel Grants

The History of Medicine Collections in the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Duke University is accepting applications for our travel grant program.

Research grants of up to $1,500 will be offered to researchers whose work would benefit from access to the historical medical collections at the Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library. Our holdings include over 20,000 print items and 4,500 unique manuscripts along with photographs, prints, and over 800 medical instruments and artifacts including a large collection of ivory anatomical manikins. Collection strengths include but are not limited to anatomical atlases, human sexuality, materia medica, pediatrics, psychiatry, and obstetrics & gynecology.

Any faculty member, graduate or undergraduate student, or independent scholar with a research project requiring the use of materials held by the History of Medicine Collections is eligible to apply. Writers, creative and performing artists, film makers and journalists are welcome to apply.  All applicants must reside outside of a 100-mile radius of Durham, NC.

Grant money may be used for: transportation expenses (including air, train or bus ticket charges; car rental; mileage using a personal vehicle; parking fees); accommodations; and meals. Expenses will be reimbursed once the grant recipient has completed his or her research visit(s) and has submitted original receipts.

Research topics should be strongly supported by the History of Medicine Collections.  We encourage applicants to contact the Curator of the History of Medicine Collections to discuss research projects and Rubenstein Library collections that might support it before submitting an application.

The deadline for application is January 31, 2019 by 5:00 PM EST. Recipients will be announced in March 2019. Grants must be used between April 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020.

Grants: Research Awards at the Osler Library

Research Awards at the Osler Library

Each year the Osler Library offers a number of awards and travel grants to local and international historians, physicians, graduate and post-doctoral students, and others whose research touches upon the history of medicine. From now through 31 December 2018, we are accepting applications for the following awards/grants and kindly ask you to share this notice widely within your own networks, listservs, and social media outlets to help us spread the word.

Dr. Edward H. Bensley Osler Library Research Travel Grant – Awarded to those whose project requires travel to Montreal to consult material in the Osler Library, such as rare books, archives, and artifacts. Each year up to $4000 in awards will be made available to one or more individuals who require a minimum of 2 weeks to carry out their research.

Mary Louise Nickerson Travel Grant  – This award is open to scholars who need to carry out research using the Osler Library collections (e.g., rare books, archives, and artifacts), as well as other resources available at the Montreal Neurological Institute and the McGill University Archives. Preference will be given to applicants whose research requires them to travel to Montreal from elsewhere.

Dr. Dimitrije Pivnicki Award in Neuro and Psychiatric History – Awarded to one or more students and/or scholars wishing to carry out research utilizing the rich archival and monographic holdings at McGill University, such as the Osler Library (including the Penfield Archive), the Montreal Neurological Institute, and the McGill University Archives.

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Additional information about terms, requirements, how to apply, previous winners, and general information about the Osler Library can be found here. The library’s collections are listed in the McGill Library Catalogue (classic or Worldcat Discovery) and the Osler Library Archives Collection website. Please note that all research in this grant cycle must be completed during the next fiscal year, 1 May 2019 – 30 April 2020. We welcome all further inquiries at

Grants: PhD Studentships in Medical/History/Humanities at Newcastle University, UK

Funded PhD Studentship Opportunities in Medical Humanities at Newcastle University

Newcastle University hosts a flourishing multidisciplinary medical humanities research network, involving participants from History; English Literature; Fine Arts; Creative Arts; Modern Languages; Archaeology; Classics; Music Studies; Media, Culture and Heritage; Sociology; Health and Society; Medical Education; Bioethics, and Marketing and Business. We have collaborators in the University’s Library and Special Collections, which contains a rich array of source materials that could be used for medical humanities research. We are pleased to announce that the AHRC Northern Bridge Consortium for Doctoral Training Partnership (NBCDTP) annual studentship competition has launched (, and invite individuals interested in pursuing medical humanities doctoral research at Newcastle to consider applying for funding under this scheme.


The NBCDTP provides tuition fees and £14,777 per annum funding for 42 months. Award-holders may extend their studentship to pursue an approved research training programme or to undertake a placement by a further 6 months, and successful applicants can apply for additional funding during their studentship to support their research costs and individual training needs. In addition to the standard PhD pathway, students can apply under the collaborative doctoral pathway, through which applicants develop a research project in collaboration with a partner organisation, and spend a substantial portion of their doctoral study at the partner organisation.

We encourage individuals who are interested in developing an application under this scheme at Newcastle University to attend the masterclass on 10 December 2018. This event will provide information designed to help applicants maximise their chances of success in the competition, and details of how to sign up are available at:…

Projects can be interdisciplinary, or based within one discipline. Potential applicants are also invited to identify and contact potential supervisors by looking at the subject pages which detail supervisory capacity. These are located at:

·       Archaeology
·       Classics and Ancient History
·       Creative Writing
·       English Literature
·       Fine Arts
·       History
·       Music
·       Media and Cultural Studies
·       Political Science and International Studies

Further supervisory expertise can be located in The Institute of Health and Society.Anyone requiring additional assistance to locate a potential supervisor for a medical humanities project under this scheme, or who is interested in pursuing medical humanities doctoral research in a subject not listed above, can contact Dr Vicky Long (

Applicants wishing to be considered for NBCDTP funding at Newcastle must submit their application for postgraduate study at the University by Wednesday 9 January 2019; the results of the competition should be announced on Friday 22nd March 2019.

In addition to the NBCDTP scheme, the Wellcome Trust’s Doctoral Studentships scheme ( provides tuition fees, a stipend and research expenses for researchers wishing to undertake humanities or social science doctoral degrees in any area of health. This competition will open for applications early in 2019 with an anticipated deadline of 28th March 2019. We encourage individuals interested in pursuing doctoral research in Medical Humanities at Newcastle under this scheme to identify and contact potential supervisors.

Grants: ACLS Digital Extension Program

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded ACLS a grant of $3 million in renewed support of the ACLS Digital Extension Grant program. The Foundation’s award enables ACLS to offer three additional annual competitions for the grants.

Launched in 2015, the Digital Extension Grant program supports digitally-based research in all disciplines of the humanities and related social sciences with grants of up to $150,000. The program aims to advance established digital research projects by extending their reach to new communities of users and encouraging more scholars from a broader range of institutions in higher education to participate in digital humanities work.

“ACLS developed the Digital Extension Grant program to promote broader access to the resources and scholarly networks that make high-quality digital humanities scholarship possible and sustainable,” said John Paul Christy, director of public programs at ACLS. “We are grateful for the Mellon Foundation’s continued partnership with ACLS as we seek to amplify digital projects that combine pragmatism, innovation, and a commitment to inclusive academic excellence.”

In addition to renewing the program for three competitions, the Foundation’s award provides funding to convene ACLS grantees and other humanities scholars to participate in workshops and discuss issues of shared concern in the digital arena.

The 2018-19 ACLS Digital Extension Grant competition is now open and we are accepting applications through our online fellowship and grant administration system ( All applications must be submitted online by January 16, 2019, 9 PM ET.

More information about the program is available at:


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: