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Awards, grants and fellowships

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Rare Books and Special Collections


ֱ-ASECS Fellowship

Value: $3,000

Application Deadline:November 30, 2016

Offered in conjunction by the Burney Centre and ֱ Library’s Rare Books and Special Collections, the ֱ-ASECS Fellowship assists scholars who need to travel to and establish temporary residence in Montreal to use the resources of the ֱ Library. The Fellowship is available to scholars interested in any aspect of Frances Burney, the Burney family and their extended circle. The fellowship is funded by the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (ASECS) and the ֱ Library.

For more information about the fellowship and how to apply, please visit /burneycentre/mcgill-asecs-fellowship.


Raymond Klibansky Collection Research Grant

Value: $4,000

Application Deadline:November 30, 2016

Theֱ Raymond Klibansky Collection Research Grantis intended to enable researchers from outside the Montreal area, both established scholars and graduate students, who are supported by paid research leave or other means, to work on a research project related either to the Klibansky Collection itself or to the history of philosophy in the congenial circumstances of Rare Books and Special Collections. The Klibansky Collection of over 7000 titles reflects the entire range of Raymond Klibansky's intellectual interests from his early work on medieval thought to his engagement with the concept of "tolerance" and its importance in the post-Second World War World.

For more information about the grant and how to apply, please visit /library/branches/rarebooks/research-grants.


Osler Library of the History of Medicine


Mary Louise Nickerson Fellowship in Neuro History

Value: Varies by project, to a maximum of $10,000

Application Deadline:December 31, 2017

Established in 2011 by Granville H. Nickerson, MDCM, in honour and in memory of his wife, the Mary Louise Nickerson Fellowship in Neuro History allows a scholar to carry out research utilizing the Neuro History archival and artifact collections. The scholar will have access to rich and diverseresources, including the Osler Library’s Penfield Archive and other collections, as well as works found in the Montreal Neurological Institute and the ֱ Archives.

For more information about the fellowship and how to apply, please visit /library/branches/osler/awards/nickerson.


Dr. Dimitrije Pivnicki Award in Neuro and Psychiatric History

Value: Varies by project, to a maximum of $4,000

Application Deadline:December 31, 2017

The Dimitrije Pivnicki Award in Neuro and Psychiatric History is offered by the Osler Library and the Montreal Neurological Institute and Library to support research in the fields of neuro-history and the history of psychiatry. Established in 2012 by Dr. Pivnicki’s family and friends, the award supports a student or scholar wishing to carry out research utilizing the rich archival and monographic holdings at ֱ, such as the Penfield Archive in the Osler Libraryand other resources available at the Osler Library, the Montreal Neurological Institute and the ֱ Archives.

This award compliments theMary Louise Nickerson Fellowship in Neuro History.

For more information about the award and how to apply, please visit /library/branches/osler/awards/pivnicki.


Michele Larose – Osler Library Artist-in-Residence Programme

Value: $6,000

Application Deadline: May 1, 2018.

Thanks to the generosity of artist and paediatric neuropsychiatrist Dr. Michele Larose, the artist-in-residence programme supports visual artists visiting ֱ to create works that address contemporary and/or historical subjects in medicine and the health sciences. The recipient, who will be known as the Larose-Osler Artist-in-Residence, will receive assistance from the staff of the Osler Library and will be able to draw inspiration from the Library’s world-class historical and contemporary collections, as well as other sources.

For more information about the programme and how to apply, please visit /library/branches/osler/awards/artist-residence.


Dr. Edward H. Bensley Osler Library Research Travel Grant

Value: Up to $4,000 (for one or more individuals)

Application Deadline: December 31, 2017

The Dr. Edward H. Bensley Osler Library Research Travel Grantis available to historians, physicians, graduate and post-doctoral students, and to those interested in the arts and humanities of medical history whose project requires them to travel to Montreal toconsult material in the Osler Library. The Travel Grantis endowed through the generosity of graduates of the Class of Medicine of 1936and a $100,000 gift from the Pope-Jackson Fund.

For more information about the grant and how to apply, please visit /library/branches/osler/awards/grant.

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