How to Apply
To apply for the NLM Michael E. DeBakey Fellowship in the History of Medicine, visit the online application portal, which is administered by NLM partner FAES (the Foundation for Advanced Education in the Sciences). You can get more information about the documents required for your application, and submit them, on the application portal.
To receive consideration, all materials must be submitted to FAES, via the above online application portal, by midnight EDT, September 30, 2020.
Selected Fellows will be notified and awards announced in December.
Anyone over the age of eighteen, of any academic discipline and status, who has not previously received this Fellowship, is invited to apply during the application period, open each summer. 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.
Your application package must include the following:
- CV (not more than three pages)
- Research Project Abstract, Methods, and Anticipated Research Outcomes (not more than 750 words)
- Brief Bibliography (not more than two pages, including the specific NLM collections you plan to study and selected (4-5) key secondary works which directly inform your research)
- Proposed Research Budget (include all anticipated costs associated with visiting the NLM and studying its historical collections)
- Transcript (required for currently enrolled students only)
- Two Letters of Support (at least one of which must be from someone familiar with the proposed project)
- Proof of Valid Health Insurance (copy of insurance card or affidavit signed by the applicant)
For further information about the materials available for historical research at the National Library of Medicine, please explore our collections, and use our research tools.
To learn more about the Michael E. DeBakey papers held at the National Library of Medicine, which contain correspondence, administrative records, diaries, transcripts, publications, speeches, conference and awards material, subject files, photographs, and audiovisual media, consult the finding aid and the NLM Profiles in Science website.
For all other inquiries contact the NLM History of Medicine reference desk at NLM Customer Support or call 301-402-8878.