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Medical Photographic History Fellowship Accepting Applications

March 7, 2024 - 3:08pm by Melissa Grafe

stanley b burns in front of a wall of photographsThe Medical Historical Library in the Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library is welcoming applications for a fellowship for the study of medical photographic history.

The Stanley B. Burns M.D. Fellowship for the Study of Medical Photographic History supports the study of the history of medical photography at Yale, maximizing the research potential of the Stanley B. Burns, MD, Historic Medical Photography Collection. We welcome applications from all interested researchers, regardless of their institutional association, race, cultural background, ability, sexual orientation, gender, or socioeconomic status. Applications from scholars utilizing traditional methods of archival and bibliographic research are encouraged as are applications from individuals who wish to pursue creative, interdisciplinary, and non-traditional approaches to conducting research using the Stanley B. Burns, MD, Historic Medical Photography Collection and related visual collections at the Medical Historical Library.

In any given year the award is up to $2,000 for one week of research. Funds may be used for transportation, housing, food, and photographic reproductions. The award is currently limited to residents of the United States and Canada.

A complete fellowship application includes:

  • A research proposal (1,200 words max) that outlines:
    • Significance of the proposed collections research to your larger project
    • Value of your project to your field 
    • Feasibility of completing the scope of research proposed within the fellowship period
      Please note: If you anticipate consulting other Medical Historical Library materials beyond the Burns collection, please indicate those clearly in your application. 
  • Budget 
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Two letters of recommendation 

Please apply through this linkThe deadline for applications is midnight, April 28th, 2024.