IN THE HISTORY OF BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES AND TECHNOLOGY OF MEDICINE
FUNDING CONSTRAINTS DUE TO THE SEQUESTRATION ALONG WITH A DRAMATIC DECLINE IN FUNDING THE STETTEN AND PISANO FELLOWSHIPS ARE SUSPENDED
FOR THE FORESEEABLE FUTURE
The Stetten Fellowship seeks to encourage historical research and publication about biomedical sciences and technology or medicine that has been funded by NIH since 1945. Fellows will conduct research on topics of their choice under the supervision of senior staff in the Office of History and assisted by contacts in the relevant Institute(s). Fellows will be expected to participate in historical activities on campus, including presentation of one or more seminars and lectures, and to contribute 20% of their time to service work for the Office. Stetten Fellows have access to the resources of the Office of History, the collections of the Stetten Museum, the National Library of Medicine, NIH Library, and historical materials in the NIH Institutes relevant to their research projects. Fellowships carry a stipend in the range of $45,000 per year and include health insurance, work space, computer, and telephone in the Office of History at the NIH. (Fellowships may be renewable to a maximum of 24 months, subject to satisfactory progress and funding). For more information on the Stetten Fellowship, please see the Stetten Fellow Handbook.
Current and former Stetten Fellows and their projects can be found at the Stetten Fellows page.
For general guidance about applying for grants and fellowships see Preparing Research Proposals.
1. Candidates must hold a doctoral degree or equivalent by the time they take up their appointment, and have no more than five years of relevant research experience since receipt of their most recent doctoral degree.
2. Open to U.S. and non-U.S. citizens.
3. Field: Open to historians and any historically-informed field relevant to the study of biomedicine.
Send the following materials via email to David Cantor, Ph.D:
- Your full name and contact information
- Your research proposal and curriculum vitae (as email attachments). Research proposals should be no more than 5 pages in length (single spaced).
They should set out the scope, questions and novelty of your proposed project, the sources you will use, how you intend to go about the research, and what the outcomes will be. You should also provide a timeline for completing the project.
- Names, addresses, and affiliations of two people who will provide reference letters
Send the following materials via regular mail to David Cantor, Ph.D:
- Graduate transcripts
- Letters of reference NOTE: Please inform the two references who will write in support of your application that they may submit their letters initially via email to David Cantor, 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.
Please send to the address listed below:
David Cantor, Ph.D.,
Stetten Fellowship Committee
Office of History, National Institutes of Health
1 Cloister Court
Building 60 | Room 262
Bethesda, MD 20814-1460