Call for Application
The Foundation for the History of Women in Medicine will provide one $5000 grant to support travel, lodging, and incidental expenses for a flexible research period between July 1st 2015 – June 30th 2016. 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 deal specifically with women physicians or other health workers or medical scientists, but proposals dealing with the history of women’s health issues may also be considered. The fellowship proposal should demonstrate that the Countway Library has resources central to the research topic.
Manuscript collections which may be of special interest include the recently-opened Eva Neer Papers, Priscilla Schaffer Papers, or Marion Cabot Putnum Papers, or the collections of pioneers Mary Ellen Avery, Elizabeth Hay, or Grete Bibring. Preference will be given to those who are using collections from the Center’s Archives for Women in Medicine (see the full list of AWM collections here), but research on the topic of women in medicine using other material from the Countway Library will be considered (see our research guides list for online finding aids or Hollis for the most comprehensive information about all our holdings; note that the Hollis upgrade will be completed on December 22, 2014). Preference will also be given to applicants who live beyond commuting distance of the Countway, but all are encouraged to apply, including graduate students.
Applicants should submit a proposal (no more than five pages) outlining the proposed project, its subject and objectives, length of residence, historical materials to be consulted, and a project budget with specific information on travel, lodging, and research expenses), along with a curriculum vitae and two letters of recommendation by March 15th, 2015.
Besides conducting research, the fellow will submit a report on the results of his/her residency and will be asked to present a seminar or lecture at the Countway Library.
Applications should be sent to: Women in Medicine Fellowships, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. The fellowship appointment will be announced in April 2015.