The following research fellowship may be of interest to our members researching the early modern period:
Research Fellowships at the Worth Library
The Edward Worth Library, Dublin, is offering a one month research fellowship, to be held in 2016, to encourage research relevant to its collections. The Worth Library is a collection of 4,400 books, left to Dr Steevens’ Hospital by Edward Worth (1676-1733), an early eighteenth-century Dublin physician. The collection is particularly strong in three areas: early modern medicine, early modern history of science and, given that Worth was a connoisseur book collector interested in fine bindings and rare printing, the History of the Book. Research does not, however, have to be restricted to these three key areas. Further information about the collection and our catalogues may be found on our website: www.edwardworthlibrary.ie
The closing date is Monday 4 April 2016.
For further details and application procedures please go to the Edward Worth Library website
The Bodleian Library Oxford have a number of fellowships which may be of interest to Historians of Science, Technology and Medicine including the Sassoon Visiting Fellowship and the Humfrey Wanley Fellowship for study of any topic using the Bodleian collections, and the David Walker Memorial Fellowship for researchers of Early Modern History.
The Byrne-Bussey Marconi Fellowship will be of particular interest however to historians of science and communication technology.
Byrne-Bussey Marconi Fellowships
Supporting a short period of research into any aspect of the history of science and communication, using the archive, manuscript and rare book collections of the Bodleian Libraries. Byrne-Bussey Marconi Fellowships may be awarded for a period of between two and four months. Applications are encouraged from researchers investigating the history and science of wireless communication and the wireless industry. The awards are intended for scholars who have completed the doctorate or have attained equivalent experience in employment in higher education or research.
- A maximum of two awards will be made for 2015-16
- The Fellowship must be taken up in the year beginning 1 August 2015
- Reimburses up to £1,500 per month for allowable expenses
Application deadline: 27 February 2015
For more information go to the Bodleian fellowship website.
Royal College of Physicians of Ireland and Apothecaries’ Hall of Ireland to fund
new History of Medicine PhD Fellowship
The Royal College of Physicians of Ireland and the Apothecaries’ Hall of Ireland are
delighted to announce a new PhD Fellowship in the history of medicine in Ireland.
The Fellowship has been established by the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland
and the Apothecaries’ Hall of Ireland to support in-depth research into Ireland’s rich
medical history. It is worth €7,500 per annum for three years, and will cover the
winning applicant’s university fees and associated research costs.
The Fellowship is open to researchers planning to undertake a PhD relating to the
history of medicine in Ireland. Preference may be given to subjects relating to the
history of medical education and/or the evolution of medical pharmacology in Ireland from the 17th to the early 20th century.
Applicants must be planning to undertake their PhD research at a university on the
island of Ireland. It is their responsibility to ensure they meet the admission criteria of
their university of choice.
The fellowship application form can be found on www.rcpi.ie/heritagecentre.
Applications must be submitted to the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland
Heritage Centre, accompanied by a letter of support from an academic supervisor.
The closing date for applications is Friday 27 March 2015.
Applications will be reviewed by a panel comprising representatives from the Royal
College of Physicians of Ireland and the Apothecaries’ Hall of Ireland and an
independent extern. All applicants will be informed of the decision of the panel by