Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Research Grants Available at the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library



The History of Medicine Collections in the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Duke University announces the availability of travel grants for research travel to our collections.

The History of Medicine Collections offers research grants of up to $1,000 to researchers whose work would benefit from access to the historical medical collections at the Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library. Our holdings include over 20,000 print items and 4,500 unique manuscripts along with prints, photographs, and approximately 500 medical instruments and artifacts including a large collection of ivory anatomical manikins. Collection strengths include but are not limited to pediatrics, psychiatry, human sexuality, yellow fever, and materia medica.

Any faculty member, graduate or undergraduate student, or independent scholar with a research project requiring the use of materials held by the History of Medicine Collections is eligible to apply. All applicants must reside outside of a 100-mile radius of Durham, NC.

The travel grant covers the following: transportation expenses, including air, train, or bus ticket charges; car rental; mileage using a  personal vehicle; parking fees; accommodations; meals

The deadline for application is January 30, 2015, by 5:00 PM EST. Recipients will be announced in March 2015. Grants must be used between April 1, 2015, and June 30, 2016. Please note that the Rubenstein Library will be closed between July 1, 2015, and August 23, 2015, as we move into our newly renovated space. These dates are subject to change.

We encourage each prospective grant applicant to discuss his or her research project and the collections that might support it with the Curator before submitting an application.

Please view our website for further details or feel free to contact the Curator of the History of Medicine Collections at rachel.ingold@duke.edu or (919)684-8549.

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