Fellowships & Postdocs
Last updated 03/04/2014 by Jay Burlingham.
2014-2015 American Meteorological Society Congressional Science Fellowship
Deadline: March 15 2014
Updated: March 04 2014
The American Meteorological Society (AMS) seeks candidates with backgrounds in the Earth sciences for the 2014-2015 AMS Congressional Science Fellowship. Fellows participate in the legislative process by joining a Congressional office of their choosing in the United States Senate or House of Representatives. Typical duties include developing legislation, negotiating legislative compromises, writing speeches and briefing memos, meeting with constituents, and conducting background research. The AMS Congressional Science fellow will join a class of over 200 AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellows to help shape federal policy.
Fellows must be US citizens and complete all requirements for their Ph.D. prior to the start of the fellowship year, which runs from September 1, 2014 through August 31, 2015. Support includes a stipend ($55,000), and assistance with moving, travel, and health care expenses.
Call for Applications, 2014-15 Yahoo! Fellow in Residence, Georgetown University
Deadline: April 07 2014
Updated: March 04 2014
The Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service is pleased to invite applications for the position of Yahoo! Fellow in Residence for the academic year 2014-2015. This one academic year position is funded by the Yahoo! Fund on International Values, Communications Technology and the Global Internet, which was established at Georgetown University by a gift from Yahoo! Inc. The Yahoo! Fellow will be chosen by Georgetown University from applicants drawn from the government, corporate, non-profit and academic sectors.
The Yahoo! Fellow in Residence explores the relationship between new communications technologies and international values in varying national and international contexts. Projects should address the issue of applying international values and principles (e.g., free expression, regulation, citizenship and privacy) to new communications technologies and the diffusion of information in rapidly changing global environments. These might include large and evolving economies—including Brazil, Russia, India, and China—as well as interactions between the developing and developed worlds. Projects can draw on insights from many disciplines, including politics, economics, business, and socio-cultural research.
It is expected that the Yahoo! Fellow will undertake research and writing, some of which will be posted on the website of the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy, during his or her stay. In addition, the Fellow must organize at least one workshop or conference during each of the two semesters in residence, work with graduate fellows supported by the same Yahoo! grant, engage in co-curricular offerings and other interactions with the Georgetown student body, and participate in the professional life of Washington, D.C.
The Yahoo! Fellow in Residence will be a part of the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy (ISD) at Georgetown University. The Institute will provide office space, supplies, and administrative support during the fellowship year. The Yahoo! Fellow will have the opportunity to be a member of a group of ISD associates and fellows drawn from the United States and foreign government agencies.
The fellowship provides a stipend of $60,000 to support housing and living expenses for the academic year and $5,000 to cover travel associated with the appointment. The appointment will cover the period of August 15, 2014 to May 15, 2015.
Within the School of Foreign Service, the Master of Science in Foreign Service Program (MSFS) will provide a locus for the applied curricular and research support activities associated with the Yahoo! Fellows. The Program’s multi-disciplinary faculty, including experienced public and private sector practitioners, comprises a broad resource base for research and collaboration on globalization forces and impacts across an array of diverse sectors and cross-national applications. Relevant results generated by the Yahoo! Fellows’ projects could be incorporated into the MSFS Program’s curriculum through guest lectures, special seminars, case studies and/or course modules. It is anticipated that research projects may thereby yield multiplier educational effects that extend beyond the tenure of a particular Yahoo! Fellow. MSFS graduate students will also be selected to receive partial-tuition fellowships as Junior Yahoo! Fellows. The selected students will engage in study and research associated with the Yahoo! Fellow in Residence and/or other faculty engaged in related project activities.
Applications should be imaginative, multidisciplinary, analytical, and capable of being completed during the fellowship year. They should include proposals for projects and associated conferences or workshops. An advanced degree is not required, however, for those pursuing graduate work, the degree must be completed and in hand prior to assuming the fellowship.
Applicants should submit the following:
• Letter of interest
• Curriculum vitae
• Statement describing a proposed project and methodology (not to exceed 2,500 words)
Submit application materials to:
Institute for the Study of Diplomacy
Attn: Yahoo! Fellow Search
1316 36th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20007
Deadline: Applicants are advised to submit materials by Monday, April 7, 2014.
For information on the Yahoo! Program and current and past fellows, please visit the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy website:
Kalev Leetaru (2013-2014)
Francesca Musiani (2012-2013)
Séverine Arsène (2011-2012)
Han-Teng Liao (2010-2011)
Evgeny Morozov (2009-2010)
Gaurav Mishra (2008-2009)
Irene Wu (2007-2008)
ACLS Public Fellows Program
Deadline: March 19 2014
Updated: February 15 2014
The American Council of Learned Societies invites applications for the fourth competition of the Public Fellows program. The program will place 20 recent humanities Ph.D.s in two- year staff positions at partnering organizations in government and the nonprofit sector. This career-launching initiative aims to demonstrate that the capacities developed in the advanced study of the humanities have wide application, both within and beyond the academy.
In 2014, Public Fellows have the opportunity to join one of the following organizations:
•American Refugee Committee – Program Manager, Social Enterprise Projects
•Association of Research Libraries – Program Officer for Scholarly Publishing
•Center for Public Integrity – Engagement Analyst
•Council of Independent Colleges – Communications Officer
•Human Rights Campaign – Senior Content Manager
•Kiva – Partnerships Evaluation Manager
•Lenox Hill Neighborhood House – Research and Partnerships Manager
•Museum of Jewish Heritage – Manager of Strategic Initiatives
•National Constitution Center – Program Developer
•New America Foundation – Contributing Editor
•New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) – Public Policy Officer
•The Public Theater – Strategy and Planning Manager
•San Francisco Arts Commission – Program Manager, Policy and Evaluation
•Smithsonian Institution, Grand Challenges Consortia – Public Outreach Manager
•Smithsonian Institution, Office of International Relations – Program Officer
•Trust for Public Land – Program Analyst, Conservation Research
•United Negro College Fund – Policy Analyst
•U.S. Department of Health and Human Services – Policy Analyst
•Wisconsin Public Radio – Digital Producer, To the Best of Our Knowledge
•Zócalo Public Square – Program Manager
Competitive applicants will have been successful in both academic and extra-academic experiences, and will aspire to careers in administration, management, and public service by choice rather than circumstance. Applicants must possess U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status and have a Ph.D. in the humanities or humanistic social sciences conferred between June 1, 2011 and May 31, 2014.
Applications are accepted only through the ACLS Online Fellowship Application system (OFA) by March 19, 2014. Please do not contact any of the organizations directly. See http://www.acls. org/programs/publicfellows for complete position descriptions and application information.
This program is supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Ferenc Gyorgyey Research Travel Award, Yale University
Deadline: April 27 2014
Updated: February 15 2014
The Historical Library of the Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library at Yale University is pleased to announce its seventh annual Ferenc Gyorgyey Research Travel Award for use of the Historical Library.
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 anesthesia, and smallpox inoculation and vaccination, as well as collections from the 17th-19th centuries. 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 library also holds a great collection of tobacco advertisements, patent medicine ephemera, and a large group of materials from Harvey Cushing, one of the founding fathers of neurosurgery.
The 2014-2015 travel grant is available to historians, medical practitioners, and other researchers who wish to use the collections of the Medical Historical Library: http://historical.medicine.yale.edu
There is a single award of up to $1,500 for one week of research during the academic fiscal year July 1, 2014 - June 30, 2015. Funds may be used for transportation, housing, food, and photographic reproductions. The award is limited to residents of the United States and Canada. Applicants should send a curriculum vitae and a description of the project including the relevance of the collections of the Historical Library to the project, and two references attesting to the particular project. Preference will be given to applicants beyond commuting distance to the 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 Sunday, APRIL 27th, 2014. They will be considered by a committee and the candidates will be informed by JUNE 6th, 2014. An application form can be found on our website: http://historical.medicine.yale.edu/us/grant
pplications and requests for further information should be sent to:
Melissa Grafe, Ph.D
John R. Bumstead Librarian for Medical History Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library Yale University
P.O. Box 208014 New Haven, CT
Telephone: 203- 785-4354
Additional information about the Library and its collections may be found at: http://historical.medicine.yale.edu
The David B. Larson Fellowship in Health and Spirituality, Library of Congress
Deadline: April 17 2014
Updated: February 15 2014
The John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress is delighted to announce that we are currently accepting applications for The David B. Larson Fellowship in Health and Spirituality.
This paid research opportunity at the Library of Congress is open to qualified scholars to apply for a post-doctoral fellowship designed to continue Dr. Larson's legacy of promoting meaningful, scholarly study of these two important and increasingly interrelated fields. The fellowship seeks to encourage the pursuit of scholarly excellence in the scientific study of the relation of religiousness and spirituality to physical, mental, and social health. It provides an opportunity for a period of 6 to 12 months of concentrated use of the collections of the Library of Congress, through full-time residency in the Library's John W. Kluge Center.
Full information on eligibility, application procedures, and stipend is available on our website: http://www.loc.gov/kluge/fellowships/larson.html.
Postdoc in Philosophy, History and/or Social Studies of Biomedicine, University of Exeter
Deadline: April 29 2014
Updated: February 15 2014
The Department of Sociology, Philosophy & Anthropology of the University of Exeter (UK) is advertising a position in connection to Sabina Leonelli’s ERC project 'The Epistemology of Data-Intensive Science' (DATA_SCIENCE):
A Research Fellowship available from 1 October 2014 until 31 March 2018. The successful applicant will investigate how the use of online databases is affecting research practices and outcomes in biomedicine. This study will be carried out in collaboration with scholars conducting similar research on other fields, so as to facilitate comparison across different sciences. The successful applicant will have a PhD or equivalent in the philosophy, history and/or social studies of biomedicine. The ability to conduct ethnographic research is desirable but not essential, as long as the applicant is willing to be trained as required to conduct this type of research. The deadline for applications is 29 April 2014; interviews are expected to take place on 27 May 2014. Detailed job description and application procedure: https://jobs.exeter.ac.uk/hrpr_webrecruitment/wrd/run/ETREC107GF.open?VACANCY_ID=1191319Mkf&WVID=3817591jNg&LANG=USA
The University of Exeter is an equal opportunity employer which is 'Positive about Disabled People'. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce.
PhD & Associate Positions, Sciences in Historical, Philosophical and Cultural Contexts, U of Vienna
Deadline: March 17 2014
Updated: February 15 2014
The Doctoral Program (DK program) "The Sciences in Historical, Philosophical and Cultural Contexts" announces the award of:
-up to 7 fully paid doctoral student positions (Category a)
-up to 6 associate positions (Category b, for students with other basic support)
for up to 4 years beginning 1 October 2014.
With the support of the Austrian Science Foundation (FWF), the University of Vienna offers a Ph.D. program, the aims of which are: to offer a structured interdisciplinary curriculum in History, Philosophy and Cultural Studies of Science with the collaboration of international visitors, and to make possible the joint supervision of dissertations by historians/philosophers of science and natural scientists/mathematicians.
Positions in the program are funded for up to 3 years; PhD students who complete 6 months stay abroad will be awarded a 4th year of support. Participation in the curriculum is required; members of the DK program (in Category a and Category b) must therefore reside continuously in Vienna. Participation once or more in the annual "Vienna International Summer University" in the first half of July is also part of the program.
Recipients of fully paid studentships (Collegiates, Category a) are employed according to the provisions of the FWF and the standard labor contract (Kollektivvertrag) of the University for 30 hours/week at the University of Vienna. Involvement in teaching is possible beginning in the second year of the program; remuneration for such activity will be additional to basic funding. Health and social insurance will be covered by the University. Tuition fee exemption, additional support for students with children, and funding for research and research related travel expenses are included.
Associates of the program (Category b) are not employed by the University within the framework of the DK program, but may enter into other research-related employment – including employment by the University of Vienna. Associates must complete all curriculum requirements and also have the right to apply for funding for research or research related travel expenses.
Employment requirements: Completed advanced degree (Magister/Diplom/Master) in History, Philosophy, History of Science, History and Philosophy of Science, a relevant natural, social or cultural science or Mathematics. Applicants with one or more relevant BA/BSc degrees may be considered in exceptional cases.
Proposed research topics should be relevant to at least one of the topic areas of the DK program. Information on the program’s aims, faculty, topic areas and possible dissertation topics can be found at the following web site:
For information about the "Vienna International Summer University," see the web site: http://www.univie.ac.at/ivc/VISU.
Projects in other topic areas are permissible, with appropriate explanation.
An application for a studentship (Category a) or an associate position (Category b) in the DK program, „The Sciences in Historical, Philosophical and Cultural Contexts“ must be supported by the following documentation in German or English:
-A cover letter stating the reasons for applying;
-Documentation of previous studies and copies of all university degrees received;
-A brief exposé of the proposed dissertation project (maximum 5 pages) with bibliography (maximum one page), stating the relation of the proposed project to the research topic areas of the program (see web site) or the reasons for proposing a project outside the topic areas;
-Two letters of recommendation, one of which being preferably from the advisor of the latest degree thesis. These should be sent separately by the deadline date either by E-mail or by post to the Coordinator (address below).
Applications for paid studentships (Category a) and for Associate positions (Category b) must be submitted with the same supporting materials. Applicants for paid studentships (Category a) may be offered associate positions (Category b).
Deadline and Addresses for applications:
Applications will be considered during April and May, and admissions announced by the end of June 2014. Short listed applicants will be invited to Vienna for a personal interview. Applicants residing in Europe will receive reimbursement for travel to the interview; applicants residing outside Europe will be interviewed by telephone or video conference. Study in the program will begin on 1 October 2014.
Contact for inquiries:
Prof. Dr. Mitchell Ash: Tel.: +431 4277 40837 (Administrator: - 40871)
Prof. Dr. Gerd B. Müller: Tel. +431 4277 56700 (Administrator: - 56701)
Prof. Dr. Carola Sachse: Tel.: +431 4277 41207 (Administrator: - 41218)
Prof. Dr. Friedrich Stadler: Tel.: +431 4277 41209 (Administrator: - 41229)
Coordinator: Univ.-Doz. Dipl.-Ing.
Dr. Jérôme Segal: Tel.: +431 4277 40872
2014-15 HSS Fellowship in the History of Space Science
Deadline: March 31 2014
Updated: February 15 2014
The History of Science Society is now accepting applications for the 2014-15 HSS/NASA Fellowship in the History of Space Science.
The Fellowship, supported by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) History Division, funds a nine-month research project that is related to any aspect of the history of space science, from the earliest human interest in space to the present. The program is broadly conceived and includes the social, cultural, institutional and personal context of space-science history. Proposals of advanced research in history related to all aspects of the history of space science are eligible. Sciences of space and sciences affected by data and concepts developed in connection with space exploration include astronomy, Earth science, optics, meteorology, oceanography, and physiology. The fellowship is open to applicants who hold a doctoral degree in history or a closely related field, or students who have completed all requirements for the Ph.D., except the dissertation, in history of science or a related field.
The Fellowship carries a stipend of $21,250.
More information about the Fellowship can be found at http://www.hssonline.org/about/society_NASAFellowship.html.
Application materials for the 2014-15 Fellowship may be downloaded from http://hssonline.org/about/society_NASAapp2014.html.
The application deadline is 31 March 2014.
Summer Research Fellowship on History of Women in Medicine, Drexel University
Deadline: April 01 2014
Updated: February 15 2014
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, in Philadelphia, PA. 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 and up to six weeks to begin on or after June 1.
The annual deadline for applications is March 1 and has been extended this year to April 1, 2014.
This fellowship was established in memory of M. Louise Carpenter Gloeckner, M.D. in recognition of her key leadership role in the medical profession. This is a competitive annual fellowship open to scholars, students and general researchers.
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.
Fellowship in Aerospace History, NASA and the American Historical Association
Deadline: April 01 2014
Updated: February 15 2014
The Fellowship in Aerospace History is offered annually by the the National Aeronautics Space Administration (NASA) and the American Historical Association to support a significant scholarly research project in aerospace history. It will provide a fellow with an opportunity to engage in significant and sustained advanced research in all aspects of the history of aerospace from the earliest human interest in flight to the present, including cultural and intellectual history, economic history, history of law and public policy, and the history of science, engineering, and management.
Applicants must possess a PhD in history or in a closely related field, or be enrolled as a student (having completed all coursework) in a doctoral degree-granting program.
The fellowship term is for a period of at least six months, but not more than nine months, and should commence no later than November 15, 2014. The fellow will be expected to devote the term entirely to the proposed research project. Office space is not provided with the fellowship and residency is not required; however, fellows are encouraged to take advantage of resources at the National Archives, the National Academies of Science, the Library of Congress, the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum, NASA Headquarters, and other collections in the Washington, DC, area.
At the term's conclusion, the fellow will be expected to write a report and to present a paper or a public lecture on the fellowship experience.
The stipend is $20,000 for a six- to nine-month fellowship, which includes travel expenses. The fellowship income is classified as stipendiary-there are no provisions for paying fringe benefits or withholding taxes-and will be disbursed in equal payments over the term of the fellowship. Funds may not be used to support tuition or fees. A fellow may not hold other major fellowships or grants during the fellowship term, except sabbatical and supplemental grants from their own institutions, and small grants from other sources for specific research expenses. Sources of anticipated support must be listed in the application form.
The applicant must submit a completed application including a specific and detailed research proposal that will be the basis of the fellow's research during the term. Completed applications are due April 1, 2014, and should
- An Application Cover Sheet (Requires Adobe Reader 3.0 or higher available free. Fill in the application cover sheet on your computer and include with your other application materials. Note: You must first save the application form onto your computer before filling in the form, otherwise your completed data will not be saved.)
- Applicant's CV
- A proposal of not more than 10 pages (double-spaced) 1. describing your qualifications for a fellowship 2. detailing briefly the research project you propose to undertake 3. relating your anticipated experiences as a fellow to your goals 4. indicating clearly why NASA is the appropriate place to conduct the proposed research
- Optional: No more than 10 pages of any additional writings (material cannot be returned)
- At least two and not more than four letters of recommendation (sent directly from the recommender) that address the historical competence of the applicant, his/her ability to apply historical concepts and methods to aerospace science, technology, management or policy, and his/her ability to communicate both orally and in writing
Deadline, Submission Information, and Notification:
Foundation for the History of Women in Medicine Fellowship 2014-2015
Deadline: March 15 2014
Updated: November 11 2013
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 2014 – June 30th2015. 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.
Manuscript collections which may be of special interest include the recently-opened Mary Ellen Avery Papers, the Leona Baumgartner Papers, and the Grete Bibring Papers (find out more about our collections at http://www.countway.harvard.edu/awm). Preference will be given to those who are using collections from the Center’s Archives for Women in Medicine (see the full list of collections here), but research on the topic of women in medicine using other material from the Countway Library will be considered. 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 two 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 recommendation by March 15th, 2014. The fellowship proposal should demonstrate that the Countway Library has resources central to the research topic.
The fellowship appointment will be announced in April 2014.
The Strong Research Fellowships in Rochester, New York
Updated: June 16 2012
The Strong is pleased to announce The Strong Research Fellowships to provide financial support for scholarly play research in The Strong’s incomparable collections of toys, games, board games, electronic games, and a wide breadth of play-related records and historical archives that document the importance of play in people’s lives.
The Strong invites applications from academic professionals, independent scholars, museum scholars, and advanced graduate students at the Masters or PhD level living outside a 50-mile radius of The Strong. Fellowships are awarded three times a year and granted for periods ranging from one week to three months in the following amounts: a $400 stipend per week for a maximum of three weeks and a $1,500 stipend per month for a maximum of three months.
More information about the fellowships: http://www.thestrong.org/press/releases/2012/06/4337-strong-announces-play-research-fellowships
2 PhD positions, “Ways of Writing: How Physicians Know, 1550-1950,” Inst for History of Medicine
Updated: March 16 2012
Applications are invited for 2 doctoral positions (65% E13) to be held for up to five years from 1 October 2012 at the Institute for the History of Medicine, Charité Berlin, for the research project “Ways of Writing: How Physicians Know, 1550-1950” funded by the European Research Council.
Observation in the clinic, testing in the laboratory, curve-tracing machines: we may think we know how physicians know. We don’t. That is because we have, until recently, ignored the primary medium in which medical knowledge occurs, namely, writing and its organisation and reorganisation on paper. Written patient records are almost as old as medicine itself and still central to its practice. Remarkably unexamined is how these have generated knowledge. The project aims to address a question of interest for understanding science, technology and medicine in the broadest sense: How are generalizations drawn from particulars? Key techniques appear to be those of mastering on paper. These are shared across clinical, natural historical, pedagogical, forensic, accounting, administrative and other activity. To learn how paper technology works and how this has shaped knowledge over time, to show how human beings know and deal with the physical world through operations of pen and paper: the project aims to contribute to this wider goal through its focus on medicine.
Successful applicants will join Volker Hess, Andrew Mendelsohn, and Ruth Schilling to complete a seven-person research group by focusing on one of the following areas:
1. Physici and Protophysici. Physicians in administration in early modern northern Italy and the Spanish court. Writing practices at intersections of government, university, and natural history. Languages: Latin, Italian and/or Spanish required.
2. Republic of letters, medicine in the 17th and 18th centuries. Natural historical practices at work in medical practice and the learned world. Languages: German, French, and English required; Latin preferred.
3. Birth of the clinic revisited. Knowledge practices from bedside to handbook at Montpellier, Leiden, Edinburgh, Vienna, 1700-1800. Languages: Latin, English, and French required; reading knowledge of Dutch preferred.
4. The Laboratory in the Clinic, 1850-1950. Role of modern experimental sciences in observation and understanding of disease(s). Languages: English and German required.
5. Constructing clinical cases, 1900-1950. Medical knowing from clinical recording to scientific publication. Languages: English and German required. Experience in historical research on patient records preferred.
Applicants should have a strong academic track record and research potential in history or history of science and/or medicine as well as specific knowledge and skills needed to work on one of the research areas listed above. Teamwork ability, readiness for cooperative research, and openness to multiple disciplinary approaches are essential.
Project members will communicate in English and German. Applicants with at least a listening knowledge of German will be at an advantage.
Project members will have the opportunity to gain academic qualifications – PhD or Habilitation – through their work on the project.
Preference will be given to equally qualified female applicants.
To apply, please send full CV, sample of written work, and two-page proposal (in English or German) for research in one of the areas listed above by 25 March 2012 to:
Ms. Stefanie Voth, Sekretariat
Institut für Geschichte der Medizin
Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin
Applicants will be interviewed in the week of 16 April 2012, with decisions announced the following week.
Truman G. Blocker, Jr. History of Medicine Fellowship, U of Texas
Updated: February 22 2011
The Moody Medical Library of the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston is pleased to offer the Truman G. Blocker, Jr. Fellowship to support research related to the history of medicine conducted at the Moody Medical Library.
The Truman G. Blocker, Jr. Fellowship will provide between $2,000 and $4,000 per year to support travel, lodging and incidental expenses for the period between January 1, 2011 and December 31, 2011. Upon completion the recipient will deliver a paper at the University of Texas Medical Branch outlining the research, provide an expense report and a copy of the final research product. The University of Texas Medical Branch also reserves the right to post excerpts from the work, a photograph and biographical material of the Fellow on our website: http://www.utmb.edu/
The fellowship proposal must demonstrate that the Truman G. Blocker, Jr. History of Medicine Collections contain resources central to the proposed topic. These collections consist of over 18,000 titles and 10,000 pamphlets and reprints documenting the development of Western medicine and allied sciences. The Moody Medical Library's holdings of books printed prior to 1501 place it among the top medical sciences libraries in the United States. Collection strengths include fundamental and secondary works in anatomy and surgery, anesthesiology, immunology, and occupational medicine. The Titus Harris Collection of the History of Psychiatry maintains over 4,500 volumes and is considered one of the most comprehensive accumulations of works on the subject.
The archival collections housed at the Moody Medical Library are among the largest and most significant in the history of the biomedical sciences in the southern United States. These collections provide records of state and national organizations, and professional societies in medicine and related fields in addition to the private and professional papers of University of Texas Medical Branch faculty, staff, students and alumni. An inclusive list of these archives may be found at the Texas Archival Resources Online website:
While preference will be given to applicants who live beyond commuting distance of Galveston, all are encouraged to apply, including graduate students. Applicants should submit a fellowship proposal outlining the subject and objectives of the research project and historical materials to be used, (not to exceed 2 pages), a project budget including travel, lodging and research expenses, curriculum vitae and two letters of recommendation by April 1st, 2011. Award decisions will be made by May 1st, 2011.
Applications should be mailed to:
Robert O. Marlin IV, Archivist
Truman G. Blocker, Jr. History of Medicine Collections
Moody Medical Library, University of Texas Medical Branch
301 University Blvd.
Humboldt Research Fellowships
Updated: September 15 2010
The Humboldt Research Fellowship enables highly-qualified scientists and scholars of all nationalities and all disciplines to carry out research projects for extended periods of time in cooperation with academic hosts at research institutions in Germany. Fellowships are awarded on the basis of academic achievement, the quality and fea sibility of the proposed research and the applicant's publications.
Humboldt Research Fellowship for Postdoctoral Researchers: Postdoctoral scientists and scholars who have completed a doctoral degree within four years prior to the application submission date are eligible. This fellowship: Allows for a stay of 6-24 months in Germany and provides a monthly stipend of 2,250 EUR. Application materials and detailed information are available on the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation webpage.
Humboldt Research Fellowship for Experienced Researchers: Scientists and scholars who have completed a doctoral degree within twelve years prior to the application submission date are eligible. This fellowship: Allows for a stay of 6-18 months in Germany; may be divided into a maximum of three visits of at least three months each; and provides a monthly stipend of 2,450 EUR. Application materials and detailed information are available on the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation webpage. Additional allowances are available for accompanying family members, travel expenses, and German language instruction.
Applications may be submitted at any time to the Humboldt Foundation in Bonn. The review process takes several months, and the selection committee meets three times a year to review applications.