Call for Applications | Research Grants & Awards at the Osler Library


Published: 2Dec2019

Each year the Osler Library of the History of Medicine offers a number of awards and travel grants to local and international historians, physicians, graduate and post-doctoral students, and others whose research touches upon the history of medicine. From now through 10 January 2020, we are accepting applications for the following awards/grants:

- Dr. Edward H. Bensley Osler Library Research Travel Grant:Awarded to those whose project requires travel to Montreal to consult material in the Osler Library, such as rare books, archives, and artifacts. Each year up to $4000 in awards will be made available to one or more individuals who require a minimum of 2 weeks to carry out their research.

- Mary Louise Nickerson Travel Grant: This award is open to scholars who need to carry out research using the Osler Library collections (e.g., rare books, archives, and artifacts), as well as other resources available at the Montreal Neurological Institute and the McGill University Archives. Preference will be given to applicants whose research requires them to travel to Montreal from elsewhere.

- Dr. Dimitrije Pivnicki Award in Neuro and Psychiatric History: Awarded to one or more students and/or scholars wishing to carry out research utilizing the rich archival and monographic holdings at McGill University, such as the Osler Library (including the Penfield Archive), the Montreal Neurological Institute, and the McGill University Archives.

Additional information about terms, requirements, how to apply, previous winners, and general information about the Osler Library can be found here. The library’s collections are listed in the McGill Library Catalogue and the Osler Library Archives Collection website. Please note that all research in this grant cycle must be completed during the next fiscal year, 1 May 2020 – 30 April 2021. We welcome all further inquiries at osler.library [at]

PLEASE TAKE NOTE: since a roof fire in July 2018, the Osler Library has been temporarily located within the Rare Books division of McGill University Library, on the 4th floor of the McLennan Library Building. This affects our location only; all materials are available.

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