Grants: American Association for the History of Nursing 2020 Research Grant Program

The American Association for the History of Nursing, Inc (AAHN) is pleased to announce a call for submissions for the 2020 Research Grant Program. Originally initiated in 2008, the AAHN Research Grants consist of the H 15 Grant, reserved for faculty members and independent researchers, the H 21 Grant, designed for proposals outlining a historical new research study and the H 31 Pre-doctoral Grant, designed to encourage and support graduate training and historical research at the Master’s and Doctoral levels.

Please note the deadline for all Grants is April 1, 2020 and grants are only available to AAHN members in good standing.

Directions to apply for these grants are here or can be found by visiting the Research Grants page of our website.

If you are interested in becoming a member or renewing your membership please visit the Join AAHN page of our website.

Grants: American College of Surgeons Research Grant

The History and Archives Committee (HAC) of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) is continuing an exciting initiative to support research in surgical history. For the third year, a $2,000 stipend will be awarded to support research in surgical history that uses the archival resources of the ACS, which includes the records of the College in Chicago and/or the Orr Collection in Omaha. Funds are unrestricted, and can be used for travel, lodging, and other expenses associated with study in Chicago and Omaha.

The stipend is open to members of the ACS. Non-members are welcome to apply, with acceptance contingent on becoming a member of the ACS at an appropriate level (Fellow, Associate Fellow, Residents, Medical Students, or Affiliate Member).

Applications opened February 1, 2020, with a April 1 deadline. Full application information can be found here:

If you have any questions, please contact Meghan Kennedy

Grants: Ferenc Gyorgyey Research Travel Grant

Yale’s Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library is pleased to announce its thirteenth annual Research Travel Award for use of the Historical Library.

The Ferenc Gyorgyey Research Travel Grant is available to historians, medical practitioners, and other researchers outside of Yale who wish to use the Historical collections of the Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library. In any given year the award is up to $1,500 for one week of research. Funds may be used for transportation, housing, food, and photographic reproductions. The award is limited to residents of the United States and Canada.

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The application period for the award is currently open. The deadline is May 1st, 2020. A committee will review applications and grant recipients will be notified in early June.

Please apply through Yale University Grants & Fellowships website.

A complete application comprises:

  • Research proposal (of up to 2000 words)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Budget
  • 2 letters of reference

Requests for further information should be sent to:
Melissa Grafe, Ph.D., Head of the Medical Historical Library, 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: