Fellowships: Data Incubator Summer 2020 Data Science Fellowship

The Data Incubator’s Summer 2020 Data Science Fellowship application is open!

Program: The Data Incubator is an intensive 8 week fellowship that prepares masters students, PhDs, and postdocs in STEM and social science fields seeking industry careers as data scientists. The program is free for Fellows and supported by sponsorships from hundreds of employers across multiple industries. In response to the overwhelming interest in our earlier sessions, we will be holding another fellowship.

Who Should Apply: Anyone who has already obtained a masters or PhD degree or who is within one year of graduating with a masters or PhD is welcome to apply. Applications from international students are welcome.

Locations: You can attend our program in:

  • New York City
  • San Francisco Bay Area
  • Washington, DC.
  • Online

Application Link: https://www.thedataincubator.com/fellowship/apply.html

Session Dates: 2020-06-29 – 2020-08-21
Early Deadline: 2020-04-03
Regular Deadline: 2020-05-02
We are assessing and interviewing candidates who apply for the Early Deadline first and then based on remaining availability, will take candidates who applied for the Regular Deadline on a first-come first-serve basis.

Data Science in 30 minutes: Learn how to build a data-science project in our upcoming free Data Science in 30-minutes webcast. Signup soon as space is limited.

Learn More: You can learn about our fellows at The New York TimesLinkedInAmazonCapital One, or Palantir. To read about our latest fellow alumni, check out our blog. To learn more about The Data Incubator, check us out on Venture BeatThe Next Web, or Harvard Business Review.


Fellowships: Two-year Postdoc at Johns Hopkins Center for Medical Humanities & Social Medicine

The Center for Medical Humanities and Social Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, seeks applicants for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship.  The Center is an interdisciplinary teaching and research unit that bridges the humanities, social sciences, and health sciences across the campuses of Johns Hopkins University to foster innovative, interdisciplinary scholarship and to train undergraduates, graduate students, and health professionals with skills to apply critical social analysis to the understanding of health and disease.

The fellow will work closely with faculty and trainees across multiple campuses of the University to foster the intellectual life of the Center, with protected time to pursue his or her research and writing.

The successful candidate will have:
1.      Defended a PhD in anthropology, history, sociology, philosophy, literature, or related field by June 30, 2020.
2.      A proven record of interdisciplinary scholarship and teaching in the humanities and/or social sciences of health and medicine
3.      Previous interactions with health science as well as arts and science campuses
4.      A strong research profile
5.      Excellent organizational skills

Duties will include planning and organizing Center events; working with the Director and faculty to develop new programs; liaising with faculty and trainees across multiple campuses of Johns Hopkins University; and developing online content for the Center’s online and social media presence. Opportunities for teaching health professions students, undergraduate and/or graduate, are available and encouraged to aid in the development of a teaching portfolio.
The fellow will pursue a sustained program of research and writing, mentored by Center faculty, and make satisfactory progress towards publication goals.

Closing date for applications: March 31, 2020. Skype interviews will be conducted in April. The term of appointment is two years, beginning July 1, 2020. Salary: $53,076 plus benefits.

Please send: cover letter; CV; statement of interest in medical humanities and/or social medicine; dissertation chapter or other writing sample; and arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent directly to our program coordinator, Marian Robbins at myrobbins@jhmi.edu.

Johns Hopkins University is an AA/EOE and actively encourages applications from minority and women scholars. NOTE: The successful candidate for this position will be subject to a routine background check.

Fellowships: Michael E. DeBakey Fellowship in the History of Medicine

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is pleased to announce applications are open to its Michael E. DeBakey Fellowship in the History of Medicine, supporting research onsite at the NLM in its historical collections.

The NLM Michael E. DeBakey Fellowship in the History of Medicine provides up to $10,000 to support onsite research in the historical collections of the National Library of Medicine, which span ten centuries, encompass a variety of digital and physical formats, and originate from nearly every part of the globe. The collections also include the Michael E. DeBakey papers—representing the diverse areas in which DeBakey made a lasting impact, such as surgery, medical education, and health care policy—along with the papers of many other luminaries in science and medicine.

Anyone over the age of eighteen, of any academic discipline and status, who has not previously received this Fellowship may apply. Non-U.S. citizens may apply. Group applications should be submitted under the name of a single principal researcher.

For details about the application process and required documents, please visit this website dedicated to the Fellowship.

To apply for the NLM Michael E. DeBakey Fellowship in the History of Medicine, visit the online application portal.

To receive consideration, all required materials must be submitted to the Foundation for Advanced Education in the Sciences (FAES), via the online application portal, by midnight EDT, September 25, 2020. Selected fellows will be notified and awards will be announced in December.

For further information about the materials available for historical research at the National Library of Medicine, please visit https://www.nlm.nih.gov/hmd/index.html, or contact the NLM’s History of Medicine reference desk by email at NLM Customer Support or by phone 301-402-8878.

The Fellowship was established in 2016 and is supported by The DeBakey Medical Foundation, in honor and memory of Michael E. DeBakey (1908–2008), a legendary American surgeon, educator, and medical statesman. During a career spanning 75 years, his work transformed cardiovascular surgery, raised medical education standards, and informed national health care policy. He pioneered dozens of operative procedures such as aneurysm repair, coronary bypass, and endarterectomy, which routinely save thousands of lives each year, and performed some of the first heart transplants. His inventions included the roller pump (a key component of heart-lung machines) as well as artificial hearts and ventricular assist pumps. He was a driving force in building Houston’s Baylor University College of Medicine into a premier medical center, where he trained several generations of top surgeons from all over the world. He was a visionary supporter of the NLM, playing a pivotal role in its transformation from the Armed Forces Medical Library in the 1950s, in the establishment of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine in the 1960s, in launching NLM’s outreach initiatives in the 1990s, and in promoting the digitization of its indexes to pre-1960s journal articles.

Fellowships: “Spaces for Medical Research and Care” McGill University

The Department of Social Studies of Medicine (SSoM) invites applications for a postdoctoral fellowship on “Spaces for Medical Research and Care”. This broad theme may include spatial studies of laboratories, medical schools, research institutes, hospital wards, clinics, nursing homes, or any space where medical research and care is performed. The substantive research areas of SSoM faculty members that relate to this theme include cancer, surgery, tuberculosis, sexuality, global health, and aging. An application on cancer, for example, might consider the changing spaces for cancer research and therapies over time, such as clinics, specialized hospitals, surgeries, and even houses or hotels. Of particular interest are approaches that will investigate the co-production of innovative architectural designs and novel clinical assemblages (e.g., chemotherapy or, more recently, precision medicine), or explore the “topical contextures” (Lynch 1991) integrating an ecology of local spaces with experimental practices.

The SSoM fellow will be appointed for one year, with the possibility of a 2nd year renewal. The fellow is expected to be on campus during the tenure of the appointment, and will be provided with a work space in the department. There is a possibility of teaching medical students, under separate contract, but the appointment’s chief objective is to facilitate research. Approximately half of the fellow’s time will be spent developing her or his own research agenda and the other half will be spent working on projects with a designated SSoM supervisor.

Qualifications: A PhD in the humanities, social sciences, science and technology studies, history, bioethics, women’s studies, or a related field is required before the start date and the applicant must be no more than three years beyond receiving the degree by the start of the appointment. The appointment may begin as early as 1 May 2020.

Please submit your application to ssom@mcgill.ca

For more details please go to these links: https://www.mcgill.ca/ssom/opportunities   https://www.mcgill.ca/medhr/positions-available/research-assistants-other-academic-appointments

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 |  Historical Collections Librarian Library,
212.822.7313 office | ashaner@nyam.org