Fellowships: Postdoctoral Fellowship in the History of Medicine

The Department of the History of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, seeks applicants for a one-year postdoctoral fellowship. The fellow will have teaching and administrative responsibilities in the department’s new online program in the history of medicine and protected time to pursue his or her research and writing. The successful candidate will have a proven record of teaching in the history of medicine, a strong research profile and excellent organizational skills. Experience with online teaching an asset. Candidates must have defended their PhD thesis by June 15, 2017. The term of appointment is one year, beginning July 1, 2017.

Closing date for applications: March 31, 2017.

If you have any questions about the position, please email Dr Graham Mooney at gmooney3@jhmi.edu

Full application details are available here.

Fellowships: Foundation for the History of Women in Medicine Research Fellowship

The 2017-2018 Foundation for the History of Women in Medicine Research Fellowship

Deadline May 15, 2017

The Foundation for the History of Women in Medicine is pleased to provide one $5,000 grant to support travel, lodging, and incidental expenses for a flexible research period between July 1, 2017 and June 30, 2018. 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 engage specifically with the history of women physicians, other health workers or medical scientists; however, proposals on the history of women’s health issues will also be considered
  • 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
  • applicants who live beyond commuting distance of the Countway; however, all are encouraged to apply, including graduate students

In return, the Foundation requests a one page report on the Fellow’s research experience; a copy of the final product (with the ability to post excerpts from the paper/project); and a photo and bio of the Fellow for web and newsletter announcements. The Fellow will also be asked to present a lecture at the Countway Library.

Application Requirements

Applicants should submit a proposal (no more than five 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 recommendations by May 15, 2017. The fellowship proposal should demonstrate that the Countway Library has resources central to the research topic.

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 or (617) 432-2170.

For more information, please visit: https://cms.www.countway.harvard.edu/wp/?p=13523.

 

Fellowships: Jacques Loeb Centre for the History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences

The Jacques Loeb Centre for the History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences is offering research fellowships for two projects starting in the 2017-18 academic year. The fellowships are for PhD and post-doctoral students as well as visiting research students and scholars:
  • The first project examines the intellectual history of modern structural and informational biology and the philosophies behind the researchers’ work.
  • The second project explores the role of basic research in Germany starting in the 19th century, its further development by German-Jewish refugees in the US and subsequent work on molecular embryology and medical applications in the US and Israel.
Researchers for both projects must have expertise in philosophy, biology, and/or the history of science.
For further details, please visit: http://in.bgu.ac.il/en/loeb/Pages/Research-Opportunities.aspx  The deadline for applications is 27 April, 2017.