Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Charles Donald O'Malley Short-term research fellowship at UCLA

2011-2012 Charles Donald O’Malley
Short-term Research Fellowships

For Research in the History of Medicine and
Allied Fields at UCLA

The David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and History and Special Collections for the Sciences in UCLA Library Special Collections are pleased to announce the availability of the Charles Donald O’Malley 2011-2012 Short-term Research Fellowships 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 $1,500 to defray travel and residence costs for research conducted at UCLA special collections libraries between July 1, 2011 and June 30, 2012.

The award commemorates the work of Charles D. O’Malley, PhD (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.

Eligibility:  U.S. citizens and 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 visiting scholars and UCLA graduate students primarily interested in using History and Special Collections for the Sciences, the Library Special Collections division located in the Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library. Other special collections at UCLA also may be used, including the William Andrews Clark Library, Charles E. Young Research Library Department of Special Collections, and University Archives.

Application Instructions:  Applications must be received on or before June 15, 2011 and must include:
-          Cover letter
-          Curriculum vitae
-          Outline of research topic and special collections to be used (two pages maximum)          
-          Brief budget for travel, living, and research expenses
-          Dates to be spent in residence
Two letters of recommendation from faculty or other scholars familiar with the research project

Application materials, including letters of recommendation, can be submitted in print format by mail to the address below, or in PDF format by email to rjohnson@library.ucla.edu. Applications in PDF format by email are preferred.

Review Process and Notification:  A committee will evaluate the research proposals, and applicants will be notified of the selection committee’s decision by email by July 1, 2011.  Fellows will be asked to speak briefly about their recent or ongoing research at an informal brownbag session with local scholars during their visit.

Submit applications or direct questions about the fellowships to: 

Charles Donald O’Malley Short-term Research Fellowships
c/o Russell A. Johnson
History and Special Collections for the Sciences
Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library, UCLA                         
12-077 Center for the Health Sciences                                   
Box 951798                                                                                                                                        
Los Angeles, California 90095-1798

Phone:    310.825.6940
Fax:           310.825.0465
Email:       rjohnson@library.ucla.edu

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