Funding Opportunity: Stetten Fellowship in the History of the Biomedical Sciences and Technology of Medicine


Stetten Fellowship in the History of the Biomedical Sciences and Technology of Medicine

National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland

Program Background

The Stetten Fellowship seeks to encourage postdoctoral historical research and publication about biomedicine funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) since 1945. The Fellowship provides scholars the opportunity to carry out their research in a preeminent biomedical research facility, and to engage with historians, physicians, administrators, scientists and social scientists on the campus of the NIH in Bethesda, Maryland. Stetten Fellows have access to the resources of the Office of History at the NIH, the collections of the Stetten Museum, the National Library of Medicine, NIH Library, and historical materials in the various NIH Institutes and Centers relevant to their research projects. Fellows will conduct research on topics of their choice under the supervision of senior staff of the Office of History and assisted by contacts in the relevant Institutes and Centers.

Fellowships carry a stipend in the range of $45,000 per year and include health insurance and work space, computer and phone in the Office of History. Fellowships may be renewable to a maximum of 24 months, subject to satisfactory progress and the availability of funding. The Fellow will be expected to participate in historical activities on campus, including presentation of one or more seminars and lectures. For more information on current and past fellows and their projects see

Application Deadline: 31 December 2012

Instructions: Send the following materials via email to David Cantor ([email protected]).

1.Your full name and contact information.
2.Your research proposal and curriculum vitae (as attachments).
3.Names, addresses, and affiliations of two people who will write you reference letters.
For full details see:

NOTE: Inform the two people who will write in support of your application that they may submit their letters initially via email to David Cantor ([email protected]), but that these letters must be received before the deadline, and that hard copies on institutional letterhead stationery must follow for your application to be considered.

All official transcripts must be submitted in hard copy. They should be sent to:

Stetten Fellowship Committee
Office of History
National Institutes of Health
1 Cloister Court
Building 60, Room 262
Bethesda, MD 20814-1460

For more general information about the Fellowship see: