Hannah Summer Studentship - Bourses d’été du Hannah

The Hannah Summer Studentship offers undergraduate students an opportunity to study and learn the techniques of historical research and to encourage future serious study of medical history. We welcome applications from students enrolled in all undergraduate faculties in universities in Canada.

2013 Award Winners
2014 Award Winners
2015 Award Winners

Research Areas

Research in the areas of history of health, disease, or medicine, broadly defined.

The proposed project must be of a size capable of completion during the three-month period of the Studentship and should be a closely supervised full-time research experience. Either the student or the supervisor may propose the project which may be a mini-project forming a part of the supervisor’s own major interest; however, the project must be clearly related to the history of medicine.

The project may form part of an honours’ thesis, major research paper, or an elective project. The project may also be a sub-study of the supervisor’s own major interest. However, the proposed project must have a clearly defined timeline to demonstrate that it is of a size capable of completion during the three-month period of the Studentship.

Support Available

Funding is in the form of a stipend only, to a maximum of $5,500. The award may be held for a period of three consecutive months during the academic summer recess (May-August). Support for the studentships is generously provided by Associated Medical Services (AMS), Inc. and successful students will submit a report to AMS at the end of their studentship tenure.

Payment is made to the institution where the student is registered. Awardees will in turn be paid by the institution in accordance with its distribution policy. These awards are considered to be taxable income by the Canadian government.

Up to four studentships are available annually.


Students must be registered in a recognized undergraduate program at a Canadian university. Any full time undergraduate student is eligible to apply provided the proposed project and supervisor meet the criteria outlined above.

Awards are normally tenable at the universities in Canada.

2016 Guidelines - Directives

pdf_icon Hannah Studentship Guide 2016
pdf_icon Renseignements Hannah 2016

2016 Application Form - Formulaire

pdf_icon Hannah Studentship Application 2016
pdf_icon Bourses Hannah Formulaire 2016

Contact - Nous Rejoindre

Peter L. Twohig, PhD
Department of History
Saint Mary’s University
923 Robie Street, Halifax, NS, B3H 3C3
E-mail: Peter.Twohig@smu.ca
Telephone: 902-420-5447




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