Research awards at the Osler Library of the History of Medicine

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Type: 
Grant
Date: 
January 10, 2020
Location: 
Quebec, Canada
Subject Fields: 
Canadian History / Studies, European History / Studies, History of Science, Medicine, and Technology, Sexuality Studies, Social History / Studies

 

The Osler Library offers three research travel awards for those wishing to undertake research at the library; each of the awards can – and usually does – have more than one recipient. The vast majority of the Osler Library’s collections are listed in the McGill Library Catalogue and the Osler Library Archives Collection website.

 

Application deadline for all awards: 10 January 2020.

 

 

PLEASE TAKE NOTE: since a roof fire in July 2018, the Osler Library has been temporarily located within the Rare Books division of McGill University Libraries, on the 4th floor of the McLennan Library Building. This affects our location only; all materials are available.

 

 

The Dr. Edward H. Bensley Osler Library Research Travel Grant is available to historians, physicians, graduate and post-doctoral students, and to those interested in the arts and humanities of medical history whose project requires them to travel to Montreal to consult material in the Osler Library. Each year up to $4,000 in awards will be made to one or more individuals who require a minimum of 2 weeks to carry out their research during the fiscal year, 1 May 2020 - 30 April 2021.

Applicants should fill in the Osler Library Travel Grant Application Form and email it with their CV to the Osler Library: osler.library [at] mcgill.ca.

The applications are considered by a committee which gives preference to specific and clearly described projects. Recipients will be requested to submit a report of their work suitable for publication in the Osler Library Newsletter and may be invited to give a brief presentation at the University. Deadline: 10 January 2020.

 

The Dimitrije Pivnicki Award in Neuro and Psychiatric History is offered by the Osler Library and the Montreal Neurological Institute and Library to support research in the fields of neuro-history and the history of psychiatry. The award supports a student or scholar wishing to carry out research utilizing the rich archival and monographic holdings at McGill University, such as the Penfield Archive in the Osler Library, and other resources available at the Osler Library, the Montreal Neurological Institute and the McGill University Archives. 

The award is open to students at McGill University as well as external students and researchers. 

Terms: The value varies depending on the project, to a maximum of approximately $4,000. The recipient is required to carry out research in Montreal during the 2020-21 fiscal year (1 May 2020-April 30, 2021). The award may be renewable. Recipients should be aware that the award may be subject to tax.

Requirements: We invite applications from a variety of individuals, including graduate students, scholars and professionals. Recipients are requested to submit a report of their work suitable for publication in the Osler Library Newsletter and may be invited to give a brief presentation at the University.

How to Apply: Applicants should download and fill in the application form. Applicants must also submit a CV and a detailed project proposal, and arrange for two letters of recommendation, as described in the application. Electronic submissions are preferred. Please send all documentation attached to an email to osler.library [at] mcgill.ca. Files should have the name of the applicant, Pivnicki, and the year (e.g. Smith_Pivnicki_2020_application). Deadline10 January 2020.

 

THE MARY Louise Nickerson Travel Grant was established in 2011 and is endowed through the generosity of Dr. Granville Nickerson MD CM 1945, Dip. Pediatrics 1950, in honour and in memory of his wife, Mary Louise, who was an inspiration to many of Dr. Nickerson’s classmates of McGill’s Medicine Class of 1945, an acknowledged scholar and an enthusiastic promoter of the Arts.  The award allows a scholar to carry out research using the rich and varied Osler Library collections such as rare books, archives and artifacts as well as other resources available at the Montreal Neurological Institute and the McGill University Archives. 

Terms:  Value varies depending on the project, to a maximum of $10,000.  More than one recipient may be selected during each fiscal year.  The recipient is required to carry out research in Montreal during the 2020-21 fiscal year (1 May 2020 - 30 April 2021).  The award may be renewable. 

Requirements: This travel grant is open to historians, physicians, graduate and post-doctoral students, scholars and professionals, and to those interested in the arts and humanities of medical history. Preference will be given to applicants whose research requires them to travel to Montreal to consult the resources of the Osler Library of the History of Medicine of McGill University. Recipients are requested to submit a report of their work suitable for publication in the Osler Library Newsletter and may be invited to give a brief presentation at the University.

How to Apply:  Applicants should fill in the  application form.  Applicants must also submit a CV, a detailed project proposal and arrange for two letters of recommendation, as described in the application.  Electronic submissions are preferred.  Please send all documentation attached to an email to osler.library [at] mcgill.ca.  Files should have the name of the applicant, Nickerson, and the year (e.g. Smith_Nickerson_2020_application). Deadline: 10 January 2020

Contact Info: 

Mary Hague-Yearl, Osler Librarian
Osler Library of the History of Medicine
c/o Rare Books and Special Collections
McLennan Library, 4th floor
3459 McTavish Street
Montreal, Quebec H3A 0C9
Canada

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