The Medical Historical Library invites applicants for two 2024 fellowships

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March 14, 2024

Two fellowship opportunities are available for research in the extensive collections of the Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library. Each award—of up to $2,000—is for one week of research. The deadline for applications is midnight, Sun., April 28.

  • The Ferenc Gyorgyey/Stanley Simbonis YSM ’57 Research Travel Grant is available to historians, medical practitioners, and researchers beyond Yale who wish to study the historical collections of the Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library. Founded in 1941, the Medical Historical Library holds one of the country’s largest collections of rare medical books, journals, prints, photographs, and pamphlets.

    This fellowship honors Ferenc A. Gyorgyey, M.A. ’67, Historical Librarian from 1968 to 1994, and Stanley Simbonis, M.D., a 1953 graduate of Yale College and a 1957 graduate of Yale School of Medicine. This year marks the 15th year this research travel grant has been awarded. It is open to residents of the United States and Canada. Learn more about this research travel grant and how to apply.

  • The Stanley B. Burns M.D. Fellowship for the Study of Medical Photographic History supports the study of the history of medical photography. Fellows will access materials in the Stanley B. Burns, M.D., Historical Medical Photography Collection and related visual collections at the Medical Historical Library.

    Burns—an ophthalmologist, research professor of Medicine and Psychiatry, and professor of Medical Humanities at New York University—began collecting historic photography in 1975 and amassed more than a million images that he curated in multiple books, articles, and exhibitions.

    For the Burns fellowship, applications are welcome both from scholars who utilize traditional methods of archival and bibliographic research and also from those who pursue creative, interdisciplinary, and nontraditional approaches to conducting research. Learn more about this fellowship and how to apply.

—Deborah Cannarella
Image: Entrance to the Medical Historical Library, Yale University. Photo by Terry Dagradi