The Center for the History of Medicine offers researchers many funded opportunities to offset the costs of research.

New England Regional Fellowship Consortium Since 2001, the Center for the History of Medicine has been a participating member of the New England Regional Fellowship Consortium (NERFC). Information about the Consortium fellowship is on the NERFC website. NERFC awards money to researchers who want to use Center resources and those of numerous other New England repositories.

Boston Medical Library Fellowships Since 2003, the Center for the History of Medicine has offered research fellowships of up to $5000 to support research in the history of medicine. The Boston Medical Library in the Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine sponsors these annual fellowships. The submission period is now closed. Awards will be announced March 30, 2020.

2019-2020 Boston Medical Library Fellows:

  • Sydney Green (Yale University)
    At the forefront: Domestic Violence Response Teams
  • Danielle Abdon Guimaraes  (Temple University)

    Poverty, Disease, and Port Cities: Global Exchanges in Hospital Architecture during the Age of Exploration

  • Lina-Marie Murillo (University of Iowa)

  • Men of the Movement: Contraception and Overpopulation Campaigns in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands
  • Tanya Sheehan (Cobly College)
    Medicine, Modernism, and African American Art

The Center maintains a list of former Countway Fellows. Please contact us for more information.

Women in Medicine Legacy Foundation Fellowships
Since 2008, the Archives for Women in Medicine in the Center for the History of Medicine has partnered with the Women in Medicine Legacy Foundation to offer an annual fellowship to support scholarship on the role of women in medicine and the biomedical sciences.

Download the 2019-2020 application: The Women in Medicine Legacy Foundation Research Fellowship

2018-2019 Women in Medicine Legacy Foundation Fellow

  • Carla Bittel, Ph.D. (Loyola Marymount University)
    Measures of Power? Gender, Phrenology and Nineteenth-Century Cultures of Medicine

Download a list of former Legacy Foundation fellows