Grants: Eleanor Crowder Bjoring Center for Nursing Historical Inquiry Advance Practice History Research Scholar Award

The Eleanor Crowder Bjoring Center for Nursing Historical Inquiry (ECBCNHI) is announcing the Advance Practice History Research Scholar Award. The goal of this research award is to disseminate scholarship regarding advance practice nursing to an international audience. By strengthening relationships and collaborations to increase access to historical scholarship, the ECBCNHI hopes to advance historical scholarship to practitioners.

Dr. Barbara Sheer has made a gift of $5,000. This will be a one-time award with the potential for continuation.

The due date is May 1 with the intention of the recipient using the award the following academic year.

Eligibility: Any student pursuing a Ph.D. or an established scholar. This award is not limited to nursing scholars and could include other historians of medicine and healthcare. Recipients will be asked to provide a full research proposal, including:

  1. A concise statement of research they wish to conduct b. A narrative describing the project placed within the context of the present state of historical knowledge, including background, sources and appropriate citations c. Identification of resources to be utilized d. An itemized budget detailing the ways they will be using the research funds e. A current CV 4. Proposals and supporting materials will be received by ECBCNHI and distributed to each of the Review Committee Members by the late spring date determined.

The recipient must agree to provide a research presentation after the proposed project is complete to selected faculty (donor included if desired). In addition, they must produce submission-ready paper for publication and thank you letter for the donor.

Please send all materials to Barbra Mann Wall at

Grants: Ferenc Gyorgyey Research Travel Award

Looking for funds to research at Yale’s Medical Historical Library? The Medical Historical Library of the Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library at Yale University is pleased to announce its twelfth annual Ferenc Gyorgyey Research Travel Award.

The Medical Historical Library, located in New Haven, Connecticut, holds one of the country’s largest collections of rare medical books, journals, prints, photographs, and pamphlets. Special strengths are the works of Hippocrates, Galen, Vesalius, Boyle, Harvey, Culpeper, Priestley, and S. Weir Mitchell, and works on anatomy, anesthesia, and smallpox inoculation and vaccination. The Library owns over fifty medieval and renaissance manuscripts, Arabic and Persian manuscripts, and over 300 medical incunabula.  The notable Clements C. Fry Collection of Prints and Drawings has over 2,500 fine prints, drawings, and posters from the 15th century to the present on medical subjects.  The larger Prints, Posters and Drawings collection contains over 7,000 additional images, some related to international public health, protest and activism and social justice.  The Library also owns an extensive Smoking and tobacco advertising collection, the Robert Bogdan collection of Disability photographs and postcards, medical imagery from popular publications donated by Bert Hansen, and smaller collections of patent medicine ephemera from noted collector William Helfand.

The 2019-2020 travel grant is available to historians, medical practitioners, and other researchers who wish to use the collections of the Medical Historical Library.  There is a single award of up to $1,500 for one week of research during the academic fiscal year July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020.  Funds may be used for transportation, housing, food, and photographic reproductions. The award is limited to residents of the United States and Canada. Applicants will need to apply through our fellowship site, and upload a curriculum vitae and project description, including the relevance of the Medical Historical Library collections to the project, as well as provide two references attesting to the particular project. Preference will be given to applicants beyond commuting distance to the Medical Historical Library.  This award is for use of Medical Historical special collections and is not intended for primary use of special collections in other libraries at Yale.  Applications are due by Monday, APRIL 29TH, 2019.  They will be considered by a committee and the candidates will be informed by early June 2019.  Winners may be asked to do a blog post discussing their research.

The application period is now open!  Please apply online by April 29th, 2019.

Requests for further information should be sent to: Melissa Grafe, Ph.D, Head of the Medical Historical Library and John R. Bumstead Librarian for Medical History, Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library, Yale University, P.O. Box 208014, New Haven, CT 06520-8014, Telephone: 203- 785-4354, Fax: 203-785-5636, E-mail:

Additional information about the Library and its collections may be found at: