Research Fellowships in the Library of the New York Academy of Medicine For the 2005-2006 Academic Year

Each year, The New York Academy of Medicine offers the Paul Klemperer Fellowship in the History of Medicine and the Audrey and William H. Helfand Fellowship in the Medical Humanities to support work in history and the humanities as they relate to health, medicine, and the biomedical sciences:

The Paul Klemperer Fellowship in the History of Medicine supports research using the Academy Library’s resources for scholarly study of the history of medicine.

The Audrey and William H. Helfand Fellowship in the Medical Humanities supports work in the humanities, including both creative projects dealing with health and the medical enterprise, as well as scholarly research in a humanistic discipline -other than the history of medicine- as applied to medicine and health.

Each Helfand or Klemperer Fellow receives a stipend of up to $5,000 to support travel, lodging and incidental expenses for a flexible period between June 1, 2005 and May 31, 2006. Each Fellow will be expected to make a public presentation at the Academy and submit a final report. Applicants may compete for either the Klemperer or the Helfand Fellowship, but not both. We invite applications from anyone, regardless of citizenship, academic discipline, or academic status.

Online, visit for application forms and instructions. For those unable to access the forms through the web, address your requests for application forms or further information to: Office of the Academy Historian, New York Academy of Medicine, 1216 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10029. Email: [email protected]. Telephone: 212-822-7314. Potential applicants are encouraged to visit the Academy website ( to acquaint themselves with the Academy and its library. When using the online catalog of the Academy Library, please be aware that entries for a considerable portion of the collections have not yet been converted to electronic form.

Deadline: Applications must be received by March 1, 2005. Candidates will be informed of the results by April 30, 2005.