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Grant of the Week: Michael E. DeBakey Fellowship in the History of Medicine

Zoë Jackson | Apr 25, 2019

Every week, Perspectives Daily showcases a new grant, fellowship, or scholarship of interest to historians which has been posted to our free Calendar. This week we are featuring the Michael E. DeBakey Fellowship in the History of Medicine. 

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is pleased to announce that applications are open to its Michael E. DeBakey Fellowship in the History of Medicine, supporting research in the NLM's historical collections.

The collections include the Michael E. DeBakey papers representing the diverse areas in which DeBakey made a lasting impact, such as surgery, medical education, and health care policy. The NLM collections span ten centuries, encompass a variety of digital and physical formats, and originate from nearly every part of the globe.

Anyone over the age of 18, of any academic discipline and status, who has not previously received this fellowship may apply. Non-US citizens may apply. Group applications should be submitted under the name of a single principal researcher.

To apply for the NLM Michael E. DeBakey Fellowship in the History of Medicine, visit the online application portal. For details about the application process and required documents, please visit this website dedicated to the Fellowship.

To receive consideration, all required materials must be submitted to the Foundation for Advanced Education in the Sciences (FAES), via the above online application portal, by midnight EDT, September 30, 2019. Selected fellows will be notified and awards will be announced in December.

For further information about the materials available for historical research at the NLM, please visit, or contact the NLM’s History of Medicine reference desk by email at NLM Customer Support or by phone at 301-402-8878.

The fellowship was established in 2016 and is supported by the DeBakey Medical Foundation in honor and memory of Michael E. DeBakey (1908–2008), a legendary American surgeon, educator, and medical statesman. 

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