History of Medicine Travel Grants

ivory anatomical manikinThe History of Medicine Collections offers research grants of up to $1,000 to researchers whose work would benefit from access to the historical medical collections at the Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library. 

Who is eligible?

  • Faculty, graduate or undergraduate students and independent scholars with a research project requiring the use of materials held by the History of Medicine Collections.
  • Writers, creative and performing artists, film makers and journalists are welcome to apply.
  • All applicants must reside outside of a 100-mile radius of Durham, NC.

What expenses does the grant cover?

Grant money may be used for the following:

  • transportation expenses (including air, train or bus ticket charges; car rental; mileage using a personal vehicle; parking fees)
  • accommodations
  • meals

We will reimburse you for the above expenses once you have completed your research visit(s) and have submitted original receipts.

How do I apply?

We strongly encourage you to contact the Curator of the History of Medicine Collections before submitting an application.  We are happy to help identify potential collections and books that may help you.

  • Complete the online application form, which includes your C.V. (You may start the form and return to it later, but it must be completed within a week from the same computer and browser.)
  • Graduate and undergraduate students must ask a faculty advisor to write them a letter of recommendation. We will not consider an application complete until we receive the recommendation.
  • Advisors may submit a letter of recommendation as an e-mail attachment to Rachel Ingold or mail a hardcopy letter to:

History of Medicine Collections

Attn: Research Grant Program

David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library

Box 90185

Duke University

Durham, NC 27708-0185