The award supports a student or scholar wishing to carry out research utilizing the rich archival and monographic holdings at McGill University, such as 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.
The award is open to students at McGill University as well as external students and researchers. This award compliments the Mary Louise Nickerson Fellowship in Neuro History (see http://www.mcgill.ca/library/branches/osler/nickerson).
Terms: The value varies depending on the project, to a maximum of approximately $4,000. The recipient is required to carry out research in Montreal during the 2015-16 fiscal year (May 2015-April 2016). The award may be renewable.
Requirements: We invite applications from a variety of individuals, including graduate students, scholars and professionals. Recipients are required 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, Pivnicki, and the year (e.g. Smith_Pivnicki_2015_application).
Please download and fill in the application form: nickerson_pivnicki_app_2014-15.rtf
Applicants working in the field of neuro history can submit one application for both the Pivnicki Award and the Nickerson Fellowship (http://www.mcgill.ca/library/branches/osler/nickerson).
Deadline: All documentation must be received by March 1, 2015.