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Dr. Dimitrije Pivnicki Award in Neuro-History

Dr. Dimitrije Pivnicki
Photo of Dr. Pivnicki courtesy of Dr. Beverlea Tallant.
The  Award in Neuro-History is offered by the Osler Library and the Montreal Neurological Institute and Library to support research in the field of neuropsychiatry and neuro-history. The award was established in 2012 by the family and friends of Dr. Pivnicki (1918-2007), who practiced and taught psychiatry at the Allen Memorial Institute of McGill University from 1956 to 1996. With degrees in law and medicine, he had a wide and eclectic interest in classic and modern languages and literature, and a keen appreciation of the history of neuropsychiatry, an area of scholarship that will be advanced by this award.

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.

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