Emploi – Fellowship Programs in the Academy Library

Emploi – Fellowship Programs in the Academy Library

The New York Academy of Medicine

Fellowship Programs in the Academy Library

## The Paul Klemperer Fellowship in the History of Medicine ## The Audrey and William H. Helfand Fellowship in the Medical Humanities

Each year the New York Academy of Medicine offers the Paul Klemperer Fellowship and the Audrey and William H. Helfand Fellowship to support work in history and the humanities as they relate to medicine, the biomedical sciences, and health.

The Klemperer Fellowship supports research using the Academy Library as a historical resource.  It is intended specifically for a scholar in residence in the collections of the Academy Library.

The Helfand Fellowship more broadly supports work in the humanities, including both creative projects dealing with health and the medical enterprise, and scholarly research in a humanistic discipline as applied to medicine and health.  Although residence is not obligatory, preference in the selection process will be given applicants whose projects require use of the resources of the Academy Library and who plan to spend time at the Academy.

The Helfand Fellowship and the Klemperer Fellowship each provide stipends of up to $5,000 to support travel, lodging and incidental expenses for a flexible period between June 1, 1999 and December 31, 1999.  Besides completing research or a creative project, each Fellow will be expected to make a presentation at the Academy and submit a final report on the project.  We invite applications from anyone — regardless of citizenship, academic discipline, or academic status — who wishes to use the Academy’s collections for historical research or for a scholarly or creative project in the medical humanities.  Preference will be given to (1) those who show the need to use resources that are uniquely available at the Academy, and
(2) scholars or creative artists in the early stages of their careers.

Applicants may compete for either the Klemperer or the Helfand Fellowship, but not both.  These fellowships are awarded directly to the individual applicant and not to the institution where he or she may normally be employed.  None of the fellowship money is to be used for institutional overhead.

Applications must be received by the Academy by February 1, 1999; candidates will be informed of the results by May 15, 1999.

Requests for application forms or further information should be addressed
to:  Office of the Associate Librarian for Historical Collections and Programs, New York Academy of Medicine, 1216 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10029. Email:  history@nyam.org.  Telephone: 212-822-7314.