Welcome to the application portal for the NLM Michael E. DeBakey Fellowship in the History of Medicine. This portal is maintained by FAES in cooperation with the NLM.
For more information about the requirements of the Fellowship, how to apply, and about Michael E. DeBakey, please visit the National Library of Medicine website.
Eligible and interested applicants should apply using the form below. Applications are welcome from anyone over the age of eighteen, of any academic discipline and status, who has not previously received this Fellowship. Non-U.S. citizens may apply. Group applications will be considered, but will be subject to a maximum award of $10,000 for the entire project regardless of the number of participants. Group applications should be submitted under the name of a single principal researcher.
To receive consideration, all required materials must be submitted to FAES, via the online application portal, by midnight EDT, September 30, 2019. Selected Fellows will be notified and awards will be announced in December.
The NLM Michael E. DeBakey Fellowship in the History of Medicine supports research in the historical collections of the National Library of Medicine. The collection includes the Michael E. DeBakey papers, which represent the diverse areas in which DeBakey made a lasting impact, such as surgery, medical education, and health care policy. Overall, the NLM collections span ten centuries, encompass a variety of digital and physical formats, and originate from nearly every part of the globe.
The NLM Michael E. DeBakey Fellowship in the History of Medicine was established in 2016 and is supported by a generous gift from The DeBakey Medical Foundation.