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: Summer Research Fellowship in the History of Women in Medicine

The M. Louise Carpenter Gloeckner, M.D. Summer Research Fellowship is offered annually by the Drexel University College of Medicine Legacy Center, Archives and Special Collections on Women in Medicine. A $4,000 stipend is awarded to one applicant for research completed in residence at the Legacy Center. The term of the fellowship is no less than four to six weeks to begin on or after June 1. The deadline for current applications is March 10th, 2017. A short essay summarizing research findings is required upon completion of the fellowship.

In addition to materials related to the history of the Woman’s Medical College/Medical College of Pennsylvania, the collections have particular strengths in the history of women in medicine, nursing, medical missionaries, the American Medical Women’s Association, American Women’s Hospital Service, and other women in medicine organizations. The majority of the collections fall within the period 1850 to the present.

This fellowship was established in memory of M. Louise Carpenter Gloeckner, M.D. by her husband Frederick Gloeckner in recognition of her key leadership role in the medical profession. This is a competitive annual fellowship open to scholars, students and general researchers.

Full information at http://bit.ly/wye5FM or email Joanne Murray atarchives@drexelmed.edu

Fellowships: Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows Competition

I am pleased to announce the roster of host organizations for the seventh annual Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows competition. In 2017, the program will place up to 22 recent humanities PhDs in two-year positions at the nonprofits and government agencies listed below. Public Fellows will participate in the core work of these partner organizations while benefiting from professional mentoring and other career building opportunities. The fellowship carries a stipend of $67,500 per year, as well as individual health insurance and $3,000 toward professional development activities.

This year’s Public Fellows will take up positions in the fields of program evaluation, digital strategy, political advocacy, public policy, and communications (among many others) and will work on issues such as immigration, affordable housing, civil rights, environmental conservation, Internet and press freedom, and diversity in higher education. The placements are located in New York, Newark, NJ, Boston, Washington, New Orleans, Chicago, Minneapolis and St. Paul, Denver, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Seattle.

The 2017 hosting organizations and positions are:

  1. Association of American Colleges & Universities – Associate Director for Diversity, Equity, and Student Success
  2. Association of College & Research Libraries – Program Manager
  3. Boston Housing Authority – Program Analyst
  4. Brooklyn Academy of Music – Program Analyst, Education and Community Engagement
  5. Community Partners – Program Evaluator
  6. The Feminist Press – Development Manager
  7. The Field Museum – Public Engagement Manager, Diversity and Inclusion
  8. Free Press – Campaign Organizer
  9. Humanities Action Lab – Program Manager
  10. International Student Exchange Programs – Student Success Officer
  11. Minneapolis Institute of Art – Content Analyst
  12. The Moth – Marketing Manager
  13. National Conference of State Legislatures – Legislative Policy Specialist
  14. National Women’s Law Center – Policy Analyst
  15. Natural Resources Defense Council – International Campaign Advocate
  16. New America – Editor
  17. NYC Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs – Policy Analyst
  18. The Public Theater – Strategic Communications Manager
  19. Seattle Office of Arts & Culture – Impact and Assessment Manager
  20. Twin Cities PBS – Strategic Impact Analyst
  21. Vera Institute of Justice – Senior Program Associate
  22. Yerba Buena Center for the Arts – Community Organizing Manager

Applicants to the Public Fellows program must possess US citizenship or permanent resident status and have a PhD in the humanities or humanistic social sciences conferred between September 1, 2013 and June 18, 2017. Applicants must have defended and deposited their dissertations no later than April 6, 2017.

Further information about the application process and this year’s positions is available at www.acls.org/programs/publicfellowscomp/. ACLS will begin accepting applications on January 12, 2017. All applications must be submitted through ACLS’s online application system (ofa.acls.org) by 8 pm EDT on March 22, 2017.

I have attached a program flyer, which I hope you will share with your communities. If I can provide you with any additional information or materials, please let me know. Questions about the program may be addressed to me or to publicfellows@acls.org.



John Paul Christy
Director of Public Programs
American Council of Learned Societies
633 Third Avenue, 8th Floor
New York, NY 10017
212.697.1505 x144

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: Harvard University Post-Doctoral Fellow in the History of Epidemiology

Title Post-Doctoral Fellow in the History of Epidemiology
School Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Department/Area Epidemiology (HSPH) and History of Science (FAS)
Position Description The Department of Epidemiology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (HSPH) and the Department of the History of Science at Harvard University (FAS) invite applications from candidates for a postdoctoral fellowship in the History of Epidemiology.

The successful candidate will contribute to the study of the history of epidemiology, with a particular focus on the development of epidemiology and clinical epidemiology at Harvard University. Working under the guidance of Professor Albert Hofman (HSPH) and Professor David Jones (HMS/FAS) as well as other faculty from both departments at HSPH and FAS, the fellow will analyze the history of clinical epidemiology, with a goal of producing a monograph and/or other scholarly publications. The successful candidate will be expected to participate actively in research, writing, and possibly teaching.

Basic Qualifications Candidates should hold a PhD in history of science, or science studies, though PhD level epidemiologists with a strong historical background will also be considered. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated excellence in research in the field of history of science, of science studies, or of the history of epidemiology.
Contact Information To apply, please send a CV, cover letter, contact information for three references and a writing sample to Coppelia Liebenthal at cliebent@hsph.harvard.edu. Applications will be considered as of 2/1/17. Informal queries are welcome.
Contact Email cliebent@hsph.harvard.edu
Equal Opportunity Employer We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Minimum Number of References Required 3

Required Documents

  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter

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.