Hannah Studentship 2024
AMS Healthcare and the Canadian Society for the History of Medicine (CSHM) are pleased to offer four term-length studentships to undergraduate and masters students registered at a Canadian university, for a supervised project in the history of medicine. Chosen by a jury of medical and health scholars, these studentships offer awardees an opportunity to learn historical research techniques, and they aim to encourage future study of medical history.
CSHM is pleased to offer stipends of up to $5,500 and to oversee the review of applications.
The award may be held for a period of three months during the Fall, Winter or Summer semester. Payment is made to the institution where the student is registered, which will then pay awardees directly. These awards are considered taxable income by the Canadian government.
Since 2012, AMS Healthcare has focused its vision on the concept of compassionate care: supporting healthcare providers, educators, policy makers and system leaders in anticipating, teaching, and instilling a foundation of compassion at the heart of our health system. This is based on the premise that health professionals provide the best care when they can balance human compassion and technical expertise. Read a full statement of the AMS Healthcare values that underpin their work in health history.
Eligible Research Topics:
Preference will be given to research topics that support the strategic priorities of AMS Healthcare. (AMS Strategic Plan) The project may form part of an honours thesis, masters thesis, major research paper, or an elective project, and the student may receive course credit for the work. The proposed research must have a clearly defined timeline suitable for completion during the three-month Studentship.
Applicants must be registered in an undergraduate or masters program at a Canadian university at the time of application. Any full-time undergraduate or masters student is eligible to apply provided the proposed project and supervisor meet the criteria outlined here. Medical students are welcome to apply!
Awards are normally tenable only at universities in Canada.
Please email applications to the Vice-President of the CSHM by 9 February 2024: [email protected]. Applications must follow the formatting guidelines.
The jury includes bilingual evaluators to review applications in either French or English.
Publication and Acknowledgement:
There are no restrictions on publications. However, acknowledgement of support from AMS Healthcare and the CSHM shall appear on any publication resulting from this award.
We recommend the following descriptor: AMS Healthcare is a Canadian charitable organization that was created 85 years ago to catalyze change in healthcare. They have impacted healthcare through the introduction of new ideas into the system, particularly focused on the responsibility of providers and healthcare organizations to meet emerging societal needs.
AMS may reproduce, at its discretion, the title and/or blog post submission (detailed in Application Guidelines).
Please address all correspondence or questions about this application to:
Megan J. Davies
Current Award Winners: 2023 Hannah Studentship
Keely Collins, “Searching for a cure in Uganda: The Colonial Sleeping Sickness Camp in Bugall, 1900-1910,” History Department (BA), University of Victoria. Supervisor: Adebisi Alade. Summer 2023.
Sara Didi Hassane, “The role of the Toledo translators school in the emergence of modern pharmacology,” School of Psychology (BA), University of Ottawa. Supervisors: Kouky Fianu and Susan Lamb. Fall 2023.
Wenteng (Winston) Hou, “Bringing Lifesaving Surgery to the Frontlines through Technology – the Historical Development of Mobile Operating Room Vehicles for Far Forward Surgery,” MD program, University of Western Ontario. Supervisor: Vivian McAlister. Summer 2023.
Elora Passafiume, “Applications of music as a medical technology in England, 1500-1800,” History Department (MA), Trent University. Supervisor: Kevin Siena. Summer 2023.