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Wood Institute
Helping provide access to our collections since 1976

The Francis Clark Wood Institute for the History of Medicine was established in 1976 to promote to the scholarly community the rich historical resources of the College's Historical Medical Library and the Mütter Museum. The Institute sponsors conferences, seminars, and short-term travel grants to researchers who require the resources of the museum and library.

Wood Institute Travel Grants 

Please note:  We are currently only accepting applications for travel that will occur between 7/1/17 and 6/30/18.

The F.C. Wood Institute for the History of Medicine at the College of Physicians of Philadelphia offers grants to cover travel and lodging expenses for researchers who wish to use the College's collection of texts, manuscripts, archives, images, artifacts, and specimens in the history of medicine for short-term research (1 to 2 weeks). The College library holdings are found here.  For information on the artifact & specimen collection of the Mütter Museum please contact Lowell Flanders at lflanders@collegeofphysicians.org.

 

Grants are usually on the order of $750 per week and are intended to help defray the costs of travel and lodging. Travel grant recipients will have access to the College's collections. Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley also boast numerous area resources for scholars and other researchers, well represented through the Philadelphia Area Center for the History of Science.

 

Applicants must reside more than 75 miles from Philadelphia to be eligible. No more than one travel grant per person per fiscal year (1 July to 30 June) will be awarded. Travel grants are available to scholars and bona fide researchers. Applications will be evaluated based on the cogency and strength of the proposal, the relevance of the College collections, and the relevance of the researcher's experience and credentials to the proposed research. Please note that the Wood Institute supports artists, scholars, and other researchers; however, any commercial use of our collections must be negotiated with and approved by College staff. Please make explicit in your proposal any intended commercial application of your work.

 

Note that the Wood Institute does not sponsor academic-year fellowships at this time.

Send applications to:

Director, Mütter Museum/Historical Library/Wood Institute for the History of Medicine 
Travel Grants 
College of Physicians of Philadelphia 
19 South 22nd Street 
Philadelphia, PA 19103-3097 
Phone: 215-399-2301 
Fax: 215-569-0356 
E-mail: travelgrants@collegeofphysicians.org

(Electronic applications are strongly encouraged)

Requirements

One-page statement of the research project and the applicability of the College's resources 


Curriculum vitae not to exceed 3 pages in length 


Budget estimate of travel and lodging needs 


One letter of reference (to be sent directly from the source to the College)