Research Travel Grant at Cushing/Whitney Medical Historical Library - Yale University (New Haven, Connecticut) - Deadline: March, 18, 2011

The Historical Library of the Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library at Yale University is pleased to announce its fourth annual Ferenc Gyorgyey Research Travel Award for use of the Historical Library.

The Medical Historical Library, located in New Haven, Connecticut, holds one of the country's largest collections of rare medical books, journals, prints, photographs, and pamphlets. Special strengths are the works of Hippocrates, Galen, Vesalius, Boyle, Harvey, Culpeper, Haller, Priestley, and S. Weir Mitchell, and works on anesthesia, and smallpox inoculation and vaccination. The Library owns over fifty medieval and renaissance manuscripts, Arabic and Persian manuscripts, and over 300 medical incunabula. The notable Clements C. Fry Collection of Prints and Drawings has over 2,500 fine prints, drawings, and posters from the 15th century to the present on medical subjects.

The 2011-2012 travel grant is available to historians, medical practitioners, and other researchers who wish to use the collections of the Medical Historical Library <>. There is a single award of up to $1,500 for one week of research during the academic fiscal year July 1, 2011 - June 30, 2012. Funds may be used for transportation, housing, food, and photographic reproductions. The award is limited to residents of the United States and Canada.

Please note: The Medical Historical Library is currently undergoing a construction project that has required a large portion of the 19th century collection to be moved off-site for temporary storage. These materials are not available for research for the duration of this travel award. If your research requires 19th century materials please check the Notice of Collection Availability

Applicants should send a curriculum vitae and a description of the project including the relevance of the collections of the Historical Library to the project, and two references attesting to the particular project. Preference will be given to applicants beyond commuting distance to the Historical Library. This award is for use of Medical Historical special collections and is not intended for primary use of special collections in other libraries at Yale. An application form can be found on our website Applications are due by March 18, 2011. They will be considered by a committee and the candidates will be informed by May 13, 2011.

Applications and requests for further information should be sent to:

Janene Batten
Interim Director for Medical Historical Library
Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library
Yale University
P.O. Box 208014
New Haven, CT 06520-8014
Telephone: 203- 785-4354
Fax: 203-785-5636
Additional information about the Library and its collections may be found at

Janene Batten, MLS AHIP
Librarian, Yale School of Nursing
Interim Director, Medical Historical Library
Cushing/Whitney Medical Library
333 Cedar Street, P.O. Box 208014, New Haven, CT 06520-8014
voice: 203-737-2964, fax: 203-785-5636