AAHN Grants for Historical Research

These funding sources are specific to nursing or health care history. 
Additional funding sources not specific to historical research include:

American Nurses Foundation
National Endowment for the Humanities
National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC)
Sigma Theta Tau, International

ACOG-Ortho-McNeil Fellowship in the History of American Obstetrics and Gynecology
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and Ortho McNeil Pharmaceutical Corporation jointly sponsor one $5000.00 fellowships in the History of American Obstetrics and Gynecology each year. ACOG members and other qualified individuals are encouraged to apply. The recipient of the fellowship spend one month in the Washington DC area working full-time to complete their specific historical research project. Although the fellowships will be based in the ACOG History Library, the fellows are encouraged to use other national, historical, and medical collections in the Washington DC area. The results of this research must be disseminated through either publication or presentation at a professional meeting.
DEADLINE for Application is generally October 1 each year.
Applications and further information about the fellowship can be obtained by contacting:
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
Debra Scarborough, History Librarian/Archivist
409 Twelfth Street, SW 
Washington, DC 20024-2588
Telephone: (202) 863-2578 or (202) 863-2518
Fax: (202)484-1595

CAHN/ACHN Margaret Allemang Scholarship
The Association has offered a scholarship each year since l998. The purpose of the scholarship is to assist nurses who are studying the history of Canadian nursing. The scholarship is $1000.00. Interested nurses may apply to: 
Dr. Lynn Kirkwood 
570 McCann Road, R.R.#1
Portland, Ontario. KOG 1VO.
Contact Dr. Kirkwood

Francis C. Wood Institute for the History of Medicine Resident Research Fellowships 
College of Physicians of Philadelphia has short-term grants for 2006-2007 All three fellowship programs carry a maximum grant of $1000, and require at least one week's residence at the College of Physicians. Grants will be awarded to scholars engaged in projects requiring use of the Historical Medical Library or Mutter Museum between July 2006 and June 2007. The grants are intended for travel to Philadelphia or to offset income loss and research expenses. Application deadline for the 2006-07 cycle is April 3, 2006. 
For further information College of Physicians of Philadelphia.

National Library of Medicine - Publication Grant Program
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) awards small grants, for up to three years, to provide short-term assistance for the preparation of book-length manuscripts. There is also an Extramural program which nurses are encouraged to submit for.
Publication Grant
Extramural Program

Strochlitz Travel Grants, Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, University of Connecticut 
Travel grants to support research in the manuscript and archive collections housed in the Center by faculty and students traveling to the University of Connecticut to use collections in the Dodd Center. Awards up to $500 are made to graduate students and post-doctoral students; established scholars are eligible for awards of up to $1000. Approximately $3,000 in grants is available each year.
Please see Dodd Research Center

New York Academy of Medicine Fellowships 
The Paul Klemperer Fellowship in the History of Medicine and the Audrey and William H. Helfand Fellowship in the Medical Humanities are offered annually to to support work in history and the humanities as they relate to medicine, the biomedical sciences, and health. The Klemperer Fellowship supports research using the Academy Library as a historical resource, specifically for a scholar in residence in the collections of the Academy Library. Helfand Fellowship more broadly supports work in the humanities, including both creative projects dealing with health and the medical enterprise, and scholarly research in a humanistic discipline as applied to medicine and health. 

The New York Academy of Medicine Student Essay Prize in the History of Medicine and Public Health 
The New York Academy of Medicine invites entries for the second annual New York Academy of Medicine Student Essay Prize, awarded to the best unpublished essay by a graduate student in a medical, public health, or nursing program in the United States. Essays should address topics in the history of public health or medicine as they relate to urban health issues; they may consider social or environmental factors in the health of urban populations, institutional histories, or specific diseases. The winner will receive $500, and the winning essay will receive expedited review for possible publication in the Journal of Urban Health. Honorable Mention prizes may also be awarded at the discretion of the Prize Committee. 
The contest is open to students in accredited professional degree programs in medicine, nursing and public health. Essays must be written entirely by one person, who must have been a student at the time the essay was written. Essays should be approximately 2,000 to 3,000 words long, and should follow the guidelines in the Journal's instructions for authors. Entries will be evaluated on the quality and originality of the research, the significance of the topic, and appropriateness for publication in the Journal of Urban Health. 
For more information, please call us at 212-822-7314, visit NY Academy of Medicine, or e-mail
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The New York Academy of Medicine is a not-for-profit educational institution established in 1847 to enhance the health of the public. With its membership of 2,700 leading practitioners, medical researchers, administrators, health sciences educators and other health care professionals, the Academy is a leader in addressing issues important to health in the United States, especially problems associated with urban environments. The Academy's library maintains one of the largest medical history collections libraries in the United States, including approximately 32,000 rare items dating from 1600 B.C. through the twentieth century.
For further information please contact:
New York Academy of Medicine
1216 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10029
Telephone: 212-822-7314   Fax: 212-423-0273   E-mail [email protected]
New York Academy of Medicine Grants and Fellowships

See also:
Rockefeller Archives

Shryock Medal Essay Contest sponsored by the American Association for the History of Medicine (AAHM)
Graduate students in the USA and Canada are invited to enter. The award is given for an outstanding, unpublished essay (9000 words or less) by a single author on any topic in the history of medicine. Essays must be submitted electronically (preferred) or post marked no later than 15 January 2006. 
The winner will receive a Medal, as well as an invitation (along with reasonable travel expenses) to the 2006 AAHM meeting on May 4-7 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and a 2-year complimentary membership to the AAHM. Another essay may also be selected for honorable mention. 
Complete contest information may be viewed on the AAHM website or obtained from the Shyrock Medal Committee chair, Chris Feudtner, MD PhD MPH ([email protected] or [email protected]).

The Center for Nursing Historical Inquiry Barbara Brodie Nursing History Fellow
The Center for Nursing Historical Inquiry's Research Fellowship is open to nurses engaged in historical scholarship that advances the field of nursing history. Applications for the $3000 award are due each October and the winner is announced in December. The recipient of the award is required to present a paper from their project in the University of Virginia School of Nursing Center for Nursing Historical Inquiry's Historical Forums series.
Center for Nursing Historical Inquiry

The Barbara Bates Center for The Study of The History of Nursing Historical Research Fellowships
Three fellowships are offered: Alice Fisher Society Fellowship, the Lillian Sholtis Brunner Fellowship and the Karen Buhler Wilkerson Faculty Historical Research in Nursing Award. All offer funding to support residential study and request that recipients present their research at a Center seminar. Please see their web site for complete details.
Research at Center for the Study of the History of Nursing