Wednesday, March 24, 2010

O'Malley Research Fellowships for the History of Medicine at UCLA

The David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and History & Special Collections for the Sciences, in the UCLA Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library, are pleased to announce the availability of the 2010-2011 Charles Donald O’Malley Short-Term Research Fellowships (Adobe PDF document) to further investigation into the history of medical thought and healing practice and art from the earliest times to the recent past. Two fellowships will be awarded, each of which carries a grant of up to $1500 to defray travel and residence costs for research conducted at UCLA special collections libraries between July 1, 2010 and June 30, 2011.

U.S. citizens or permanent residents with a legal right to work in the United States who are engaged in graduate level, post-doctoral, or independent research are invited to apply. The fellowships are available to graduate students and independent scholars primarily interested in using History & Special Collections for the Sciences, the UCLA Library Special Collections unit located in the Biomedical Library. Other special collections on the UCLA campus also may be used, including the William Andrews Clark Library, Charles E. Young Research Library Department of Special Collections, and University Archives.

The award commemorates the work of Charles D. O’Malley, Ph.D. (1907-70), the Vesalian scholar and first full-time chair of the Department of Medical History at UCLA. O’Malley pioneered the study of the history of medicine at UCLA and facilitated its growth.

Applications must be received on or before May 15, 2010. For further information, visit the library's web site.

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