Fellowships: University of Alabama at Birmingham Reynolds Fellowship

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 2017 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, Reynolds-Finley Historical Library and UAB Archives. All application materials must be submitted by January 31, 2017 to receive consideration. For details go to: http://www.uab.edu/reynolds/fellow.

Fellowships: Francis A. Countway Library Fellowships in the History of Medicine 2017-2018

The Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine offers annual fellowships to support research and scholarship in the history of medicine.  The Countway Library is the largest academic medical library in the United States, and its Center for the History of Medicine holds 250,000 books and journals published before 1920 and is strong in virtually every medical discipline.  The Countway’s archives and manuscripts include the personal and professional papers of prominent American physicians, many of whom were associated with Harvard Medical School.  The printed, manuscript, and archival holdings are complemented by prints, photographs, and the collections of the Warren Anatomical Museum.

The Francis A. Countway Library Fellowships in the History of Medicine provide stipends of up to $5,000 to support travel, lodging, and incidental expenses for a flexible period between July 1, 2017, and June 30, 2018.  Besides conducting research, the fellow will submit a report on the results of his/her residency and may be asked to present a seminar or lecture at the Countway Library.  The fellowship proposal should demonstrate that the Countway Library has resources central to the research topic. Preference will be given to applicants who live beyond commuting distance of the Countway.  The application, outlining the proposed project (proposal should not exceed five singled-spaced pages), length of residence, materials to be consulted, and a budget with specific information on travel, lodging, and research expenses, should be submitted, along with a curriculum vitae and two letters of recommendation, by February 15, 2017.

Applications should be sent to: Countway Fellowships, Center for the History of Medicine, Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine, 10 Shattuck Street, Boston, MA 02115.  Electronic submissions of applications and supporting materials may be sent to: chm@hms.harvard.edu.

Awards will be announced in April 2017.

The Boston Medical Library’s Abel Lawrence Peirson Fund provides support for the fellowship program.

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.