In cooperation with the Foundation for Advanced Education in the Sciences, the NLM is pleased to announce its call for applications for the 2019 NLM Michael E. DeBakey Fellowship in the History of Medicine, which supports research in the historical collections of the National Library of Medicine including but not limited to NLM’s collection of Michael E. DeBakey papers, which encompass the diverse areas in which DeBakey made a lasting impact, such as surgery, medical education, and health care policy, and includes material from the early 1900s to 2009. Overall, the NLM collections span ten centuries, encompass a variety of digital and physical formats, and originate from nearly every part of the globe. The Fellowship was established in 2016 and is supported by a generous gift from The DeBakey Medical Foundation.
Fellowships of up to $10,000 will be awarded to individual applicants, not to institutions, to help offset the costs associated with visiting and using the NLM collections, but may not be used for institutional costs or overhead (e.g. clerical costs, supplies, or other attendant project expenses). Applications are welcome from anyone over the age of eighteen, of any academic discipline and status. Non-U.S. citizens may apply. To submit an application, visit the online application portal, which is maintained by FAES in cooperation with the NLM. Details about the application process and required documents are available from the Fellowship website mentioned above. To receive consideration, all required materials must be submitted to FAES, via the online application portal, by midnight EDT, September 28, 2018. NLM will announce awards by the end of the calendar year.