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Dr. Edward H. Bensley Osler Library Research Travel Grant

Dr. Edward Horton Bensley (1906-1995)Dr. Edward Horton Bensley (1906-1995)The Dr. Edward H. Bensley Osler Library Research Travel Grant is available to historians, physicians, graduate and post-doctoral students, and to those interested in the arts and humanities of medical history whose project requires them to travel to Montreal to  consult material in the Osler Library. Each year up to $4,000 in awards will be made to one or more individuals who require a minimum of 2 weeks to carry out their research in the calendar year in which the grant is awarded.

The Osler Library Research Travel Grant is endowed through the generosity of graduates of the Class of Medicine of 1936, and a $100,000 gift from the Pope-Jackson Fund.  The grant recognises Dr. E.H. Bensley’s place in the history of the library.  A former dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Bensley's later life was devoted to the history of medicine.  He was affiliated with the Department of the History of Medicine (fore-runner of the present Department of Social Studies of Medicine) and taught the history of medicine to second year medical students.  He also edited the Osler Library Newsletter and wrote extensively.  His last book, “McGill Medical Luminaries,” was the first title to appear in the Osler Library Studies in the History of Medicine series.  He was named Honourary Osler Librarian in 1979.

Applicants should fill in the Osler Library Travel Grant Application Form and email it with their CV to the Osler Library, see email address below.

The applications are considered by a committee which gives preference to specific and clearly described projects.

Applications for the 2017 grant must be received by December 31, 2016.


Requests for further information should be addressed to:

Osler Library

Telephone (514) 398-4475 extension 09873
E-mail osler [dot] library [at] mcgill [dot] ca (subject: Bensley%20Osler%20Library%20Research%20Travel%20Grant)


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