Fellowships: Linda Hall Library History of Science and Medicine Fellowship

We are accepting applications for a new 2020-21 fellowship program through a collaboration between the Linda Hall Library and the Department of the History and Philosophy of Medicine at the University of Kansas Medical Center. The new History of Science and Medicine Fellowship will support doctoral students whose research examines the intersecting histories of biological and physical sciences, engineering, clinical medicine, and public health. The History of Science and Medicine fellow will spend one month in Kansas City during the 2020-21 academic year conducting research at both institutions. The collections at the University of Kansas Medical Center (KUMC) fall within the administration of the Department of History and Philosophy of Medicine and include the Clendening History of Medicine Library, which houses an extensive collection of Western European medical books from the 15th century to the present. In addition, the KUMC Archives contains an array of institutional and hospital records as well as unique collections in the history of surgery and anesthesia. Click here to find out more about the Linda Hall Library’s collections, which document the history of science, technology, and engineering from the 15th century to the present.

Research fellows will participate in a vibrant intellectual community alongside scholars from nearby institutions, including the Linda Hall Library of Science and Engineering, the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), the University of Kansas (KU), and the Department of the History and Philosophy of Medicine at the University of Kansas Medical Center (KUMC).

Please share this information with graduate students, colleagues, or anyone else who might be interested in the fellowship program. All application materials are due no later than January 17, 2020. For further information, please visit https://www.lindahall.org/fellowships/ or e-mail fellowships@lindahall.org.

Thank you!

Fellowships: Reynolds-Finley Associates Research Fellowships in the History of the Health Sciences

Reynolds-Finley Associates Research Fellowships in the History of the Health Sciences for 2020
University of Alabama at Birmingham

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 during the 2020 calendar year. 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 (https://www.uab.edu/amhs/), Reynolds-Finley Historical Library (https://library.uab.edu/locations/reynolds) and UAB Archives (https://library.uab.edu/locations/archives). All materials must be submitted by January 31, 2020 to receive consideration. Awards will be announced by February 28, 2020. For more details, visit our Fellowship page (https://library.uab.edu/special-collections/fellowship).

Fellowships: Consortium for History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The Consortium for History of Science, Technology and Medicine invites applications for fellowships in the history of science, technology and medicine, broadly construed. Opportunities include:

  • Short-term Research Fellowships
  • Dissertation Fellowships
  • NEH Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • Fellowships in Residence
  • Research Fellowships for scholars of Medical Humanities from Brazil, India and South Africa

Access the application here: https://www.chstm.org/fellowships/chstm-fellowships

The Consortium comprises 27 educational and cultural institutions using their exceptional resources to promote academic and public understanding of the history of science, technology and medicine.

The Consortium offers rich opportunities for research. Taken together, its collections of rare books, manuscripts and artifacts are unparalleled in historical depth as well as breadth. The Consortium also provides a vibrant, challenging and collegial community. Fellows participate in public and scholarly events, as well as informal reading and writing groups, held at the Consortium’s offices in downtown Philadelphia.

Scholars residing in Brazil, India and South Africa and working in medical humanities and the history of medicine are eligible for additional support generously provided by the Wellcome Trust.

Visit our website at www.chstm.org for further information, including an online application form and a list of current and past fellows. The website also features: information about the fellowship programs of member institutions; descriptions of the exceptional collections in the museums, archives, and libraries of the Consortium; and a Consortium-wide search hub for rare books and manuscripts.

Applications for 2020-2021 must be submitted online by December 16, 2019.

We look forward to receiving your application. Please email us if you have questions: info@chstm.org.

Fellowships: 2019-20 ACLS Fellowship & Grant Competitions

Greetings from the American Council of Learned Societies!

We are pleased to announce that the 2019-20 ACLS competitions are now open for programs with fall deadlines. ACLS offers fellowship and grant programs that promote research across the full spectrum of humanities and humanistic social science fields and support scholars from the advanced graduate student level through all stages of the academic career. Comprehensive information and eligibility criteria for all programs can be found at https://www.acls.org/Fellowship-and-Grant-Programs/Competitions-and-Deadlines.

Application deadlines vary by program:

September 25, 2019, 9pm EDT 
*ACLS Fellowships (the central program, which includes several named awards and Project Development Grants)
*Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellowships for Recently Tenured Scholars (including opportunities specifically for liberal arts college faculty)
*Mellon/ACLS Community College Faculty Fellowships

October 23, 2019, 9pm EDT
*Getty/ACLS Postdoctoral Fellowships in the History of Art
*Luce/ACLS Dissertation Fellowships in American Art
*Luce/ACLS Program in Religion, Journalism & International Affairs – Fellowships for Scholars
*Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowships
*Mellon/ACLS Scholars & Society Fellowships

November 6, 2019, 9pm EST 
*Luce/ACLS Predissertation Travel Grants to China
*Luce/ACLS Early Career Fellowships in China Studies
*Luce/ACLS Collaborative Reading-Workshop Grants in China Studies
*Comparative Perspectives on Chinese Culture and Society (grants for planning meetings, workshops, and conferences) – pending renewal of funding

November 13, 2019, 9pm EST
*The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Dissertation Fellowships in Buddhist Studies
*The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowships in Buddhist Studies
*The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Research Fellowships in Buddhist Studies
*The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Grants for Critical Editions and Scholarly Translations
*Luce/ACLS Program in Religion, Journalism & International Affairs – Collaborative Programming Grants

November 20, 2019, 9pm GMT
*African Humanities Program Postdoctoral Fellowships

January 8, 2020, 9pm EST
*ACLS Digital Extension Grants
*The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation New Professorships in Buddhist Studies

March 2020 (date TBA)
*Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows – pending renewal of funding

The American Council of Learned Societies is the leading private institution supporting scholars in the humanities and humanistic social sciences. In the 2018-19 competition year, ACLS awarded over $25 million to nearly 350 scholars worldwide. Recent fellows’ and grantees’ profiles and research abstracts are available at https://www.acls.org/Fellows-and-Research/Recent-Awardees. We look forward to an equally successful competition year in 2019-20, and we encourage you to circulate this notice to members of your community who may be interested in these fellowship and grant opportunities.

For all questions, please contact fellowships@acls.org.

Fellowships: New York Academy of Medicine 2020

Applications are currently being accepted for the 2020 cycle of The New York Academy of Medicine Library’s two history of medicine fellowships: the Paul Klemperer Fellowship in the History of Medicine and the Audrey and William H. Helfand Fellowship in the History of Medicine and Public Health.  Information about the two residential fellowships, along with application materials and instructions for applying, can be found here: https://www.nyam.org/awards-grants/library-fellowships/

For questions about the application process or the collections contact:  Arlene Shaner, MA MLS | she, her, hers, Historical Collections Librarian Library,
212.822.7313 office | ashaner@nyam.org