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Deadline for applications: January 30, 2015 by 5pm EST
Announcement of grant recipients: No later than March 31, 2015
Grants must be used between April 2015 and May 2016
Please note that the Rubenstein Library will be closed to the public from July 1, 2015 - August 23, 2015, while we relocate to our newly renovated space. These closure dates are subject to change.
Additional Travel Grant Programs
Other research centers at Duke participate in the travel grant program, including:
Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture
John Hope Franklin Research Center for African and African American History and Culture
John W. Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising, and Marketing History
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The History of Medicine Collections offers research grants of up to $1,000 to researchers whose work would benefit from access to the historical medical collections at the Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library.
Who is eligible?
Faculty, graduate or undergraduate students and independent scholars with a research project requiring the use of materials held by the History of Medicine Collections
All applicants must reside outside of a 100-mile radius of Durham, NC.
What expenses does the grant cover?
Grant money may be used for the following:
- transportation expenses (including air, train or bus ticket charges; car rental; mileage using a personal vehicle; parking fees)
We will reimburse you for the above expenses once you have completed your research visit(s) and have submitted original receipts.
How do I apply?
We strongly encourage you to contact the Curator of the History of Medicine Collections before submitting an application. We are happy to help identify potential collections and books that may help you.
Complete the online application form, which includes your C.V. (You may start the form and return to it later, but it must be completed within a week from the same computer and browser.)
Graduate and undergraduate students must ask a faculty advisor to write them a letter of recommendation. We will not consider an application complete until we receive the recommendation.
Advisors may submit a letter of recommendation as an e-mail attachment to Rachel Ingold or mail a hardcopy letter to:
History of Medicine Collections
Attn: Research Grant Program
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Durham, NC 27708-0185