What are the History of Medicine Collections Travel Grants?

ivory anatomical manikinThe History of Medicine Collections provides research grants of up to $1,500 to researchers whose work would benefit from access to the historical medical collections held at Duke University's Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library. 

For more information, please see our main travel grant page.

What research projects and topics are appropriate?

History of Medicine Travel Grants support projects that present creative approaches, including historical research and documentation projects resulting in dissertations, publications, exhibitions, educational initiatives, documentary films, or other multimedia products and artistic works.

Research projects must use materials from the History of Medicine Collections. Anyone who wishes to use materials from the History of Medicine Collections for historical research may apply, regardless of academic status.

Not all collections that touch on the topic of health and medicine at the Rubenstein Library are eligible under the terms of the grant. Please contact the Curator of the History of Medicine Collections if the collection area is not clear. For example, some collections may be part of Duke University Archives or other collecting areas. We do not provide grants for collections held by Duke Medical Archives. 

Find more detailed information about our collections here. Please consult with the Curator for clarification or questions. We realize this is complicated. All materials from our holdings are included in the Duke University Libraries online catalog.