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Mary Louise Nickerson Award in Neuro History

Mary Louise NickersonEstablished in 2011 by Granville H. Nickerson, MDCM, in honour and in memory of his wife, Mary Louise, who was an inspiration to many of Dr. Nickerson’s classmates of McGill’s Medicine Class of 1945, an acknowledged scholar and an enthusiastic promoter of the Arts.  The award allows a scholar to carry out research utilizing the Neuro History archival and artifact collections, the centre piece of which is the Penfield Archive in the Osler Library, and other resources available at the Osler Library, the Montreal Neurological Institute and the McGill University Archives.  The Osler Library’s collections are listed in the McGill Library Catalogue and the Osler Library Archives Collection website. See a list of our current fellowship recipients here.

Terms:  Value varies depending on the project, to a maximum of $10,000.  More than one recipient may be selected during each fiscal year.  The recipient is required to carry out research in Montreal during the 2017-18 fiscal year (May 2017- February 2018).  May be renewable. 

Requirements: We invite applications from a variety of individuals, including graduate students, scholars and professionals.  Preference will be given to applicants spending at least one month in Montreal and who take advantage of the rare and unique materials held in the Osler Library and McGill University.  Recipients are requested to submit a report of their work suitable for publication in the Osler Library Newsletter and may be requested to give a brief presentation at the University.

How to Apply:  Applicants should fill in the application form.  Applicants must also submit a CV, a detailed project proposal and arrange for two letters of recommendation, as described in the application.  Electronic submissions are preferred.  Please send all documentation attached to an email to osler [dot] library [at] mcgill [dot] ca.  Files should have the name of the applicant, Nickerson, and the year (e.g. Smith_Nickerson_2015_application).  All applicants will also be considered for the the Dr. Dimitrije Pivnicki Award in Neuro and Psychiatric History.

Deadline: December 31, 2016

For More Information: please contact  the Osler Library of the History of Medicine, McGill University, osler [dot] library [at] mcgill [dot] ca or 514-398-4475, ext. 09873

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