The College of Physicians of Philadelphia



Wood Fellowships Women’s Committee Fellowships Foundation for the History of Women in Medicine Fellowships

The Francis C. Wood Institute for the History of Medicine at the College of Physicians of Philadelphia is pleased to announce the availability of short-term grants for 2005-2006.

All three fellowship programs carry a maximum grant of $1000, and require at least one week’s residence at the College of Physicians. Grants will be awarded to scholars engaged in projects requiring use of the Historical Medical Library or Mütter Museum between July 2005 and June 2006. The grants are intended for travel to Philadelphia or to offset income loss and research expenses.

Wood Fellowships are general research fellowships in medical history, and may be used for work on any subject covered by the collections of the library or museum. The Wood Institute acknowledges the annual contributions of the College’s Women’s Committee to the Wood Fellowship Fund, and designates up to four grantees each year as “Women’s Committee Fellows.” Women’s Committee Fellows will be selected from the general pool of Wood Fellowship applicants.

This year the Foundation for the History of Women in Medicine is supporting up to two research Fellows in the College Library. Foundation Fellows will be selected from a separate pool and applications will be judged by a joint committee of the Wood Institute and the Foundation. Foundation Fellowships are offered specifically for research related to the history of women and medicine. Preference will be given to projects that deal specifically with women as physicians or other health workers, but proposals dealing with the history of women’s health issues will be considered. Foundation Fellows are specifically invited to utilize the Archives and Special Collections on Women in Medicine at the Drexel University College of Medicine in addition to the College’s collections. Arrangements must be made independently with the Archives.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS. Anyone with a legitimate research need for the print, manuscript, and artifactual collections of the College of Physicians is invited to apply. Applicants should submit proposals of no more than one thousand words, including necessary length of residence, historical materials to be used, and a budget (with specific information on travel, lodging, and research expenses), along with a curriculum vitae and one letter of recommendation.

APPLICATION DEADLINE. The deadline for the 2005-06 cycle is March 1, 2005.

WEBSITE. For further information on the College and its library and museum collections, please consult our website:

CONTACT INFORMATION. Individuals interested in applying for this program should send pertinent materials to:

Margaret Patton Administrative Assistant Francis C. Wood Institute for the History of Medicine The College of Physicians of Philadelphia 19 South 22nd Street Philadelphia, PA 19103-3097 [email protected] 215-563-3737, ext. 265