The Osler Library of the History of Medicine at McGill University sponsors

a travel grant, designed to assist scholars who need to travel to and

establish temporary residence in Montreal in order to use the resources of

the Library.

The grant is available to historians, physicians and to those interested

in the arts and humanities of medical history. It carries an award of

$1,500 (Canadian), and must be held from 2-4 weeks during the calendar

year of 2009. $2,000 will be made available to those requiring 4 weeks to

complete their research.

Applicants should fill in the Osler Library Travel Grant Application


[.doc] and send it to the address specified.

The applications are considered by a Committee which gives preference to

specific and clearly described projects. The deadline for the 2010 grant

applications is December 31, 2009, and candidates will be informed of the

results early in 2010.

The Osler Library has the largest collection of primary and secondary

material in the history of the health sciences in Canada. Building upon

the nucleus of William Osler’s personal collection of 8,000 books, the

collection spans several hundred years and includes work from around the

world. In addition to almost 100,000 volumes, the Library also has almost

200 archival collections related to Sir William Osler, Wilder Penfield,

Maude Abbott and others significant in the medical history of McGill

University and Montreal (

Requests for further information should be addressed to:

Pamela Miller,

History of Medicine Librarian

Osler Library

McGill University

3655 Promenade Sir-William-Osler

Montreal (Quebec) Canada H3G 1Y6

[email protected]<mailto:[email protected]>

Telephone (514) 398-4475 extension 09861