Funding Opportunities

Neuroscience History Resources

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This is a nonevaluative list of funding opportunities, compiled from World Wide Web sites, listserv postings, e-mail messages and printed sources, for the convenience of historians of neuroscience. The list is not comprehensive, nor does it imply the endorsement of the mentioned organizations or institutions. The accuracy of individual postings -- especially closing dates -- is not guaranteed; applicants should check with the cited organization or institution for up-to-date details. Corrections and additional entries are welcomed.

Awards and Competitions

Shryock Medal Essay Contest
(grad students; USA + Canada; for unpublished essay on any topic in the history of medicine)
American Association for the History of Medicine (AAHM) 1 February (annual)
Jerry Stannard Memorial Award
($500; for manuscript re: history of materia medica, medicinal botony, pharmacy, or folklore of drug therapy before 1700; pre- or recent-doctoral degree student)
University of Kansas
Lawrence, Kansas, USA
15 May (annual)
Joseph H. Hazen Education Prize (Outstanding contributions to teaching the history of science; $1000) History of Science Society mid-August 1998
$500 Graduate Student Awards (dissertation work assistance) Coordinating Council for Women in History and the Berkshire Conference of Women Historians
15 September 1998
The Singer Prize
(For unpublished essay based in original research into any aspect of the history of sciecne, technology, or medicine)
The British Society for the History of Science (BSHS) 31 October (even years)
Prize Essay Competition Society for the Social History of Medicine (SSHM)
31 December 1998
Essay Contest ("Medicine at the Millenium: Lessons from the past, planning for the future") New York Medical College
Valhalla, New York, USA
30 June 1999


Ahmanson Short-term Research Fellowships Department of Special Collections
Charles E. Young Research Library
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
Los Angeles, California, USA
26 February 1999
Grants for participation in overseas conferences (applicants must be working in the UK and must be of postdoctoral status or equivalent) The Royal Society
London, UK
1 March, 1 June, 1 October, 1 December (annual)
John J. Pisano Travel Grants
(historical research re: NIH intramural programs)
DeWitt Stetten, Jr., Museum of Medical Research
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Bethesda, Maryland, USA
31 March (annual)
Lorenz Krueger Postdoctoral Fellowship (1999-2000)
(3400 DM/month; for junior scholar who combines history of science with philosophy of science or history of philosophy
Max Planck Institute for the History of Science
Berlin, Germany
1 April 1999
NEH Fellowships (2000-2001)
(6-12 month stipends; opportunities for individuals to pursue advanced research in the humanities)
National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)
Washington, DC, USA
1 May 1999
USIA Fulbright Scholar Program (1999-2000)
(grants to college/university faculty and nonacademic professionals to lecture or pursue advanced research and/or related professional activity abroad; USA citizens)
Council for International Exchange of Scholars
Washington, DC, USA
1 August (annual)
History of Science Meetings
(special funding in support of meetings on the history of science; UK)
The Royal Society
London, UK
1 August (annual)
ACLS Fellowships
(postdoctoral research in the humanities and social sciences)
American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS)
New York, NY, USA
30 September (annual)
Travel Grants
(for experienced neuroscientists from developing countries to participate in international neuroscience conferences)
International Brain Research Organization (IBRO) 15 October 1998
Smithsonian Institution Libraries/Dibner Library Resident Scholar Program
(stipend for research in Dibner collections)
Dibner Library of the History of Science and Technology
Smithsonian Institution Libraries
Washington, DC, USA
1 December (annual)
Grants & fellowships
(academic exchanges; US and International scholars)
International Research & Exchanges Board (IREX)
New York, NY, USA
Grants to individuals and institutions
(fellowships, seminars, institutes, summer stipends, focus grants, collaborative research projects; museum exhibitions; preservation of and access to texts and materials; television and radio programs; translations of important works; challenge grants)
National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)
Washington, DC, USA
Grants and awards National Science Foundation (NSF)
Washington, DC, USA

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