The Foundation for the History of Women in Medicine (FHWIM) is offering two fellowships to support research conducted at the Center for the History of Medicine and its Archives for Women in Medicine, located at Harvard Medical School’s Countway Library.

The foundation will provide two $2,000 grants to support travel, lodging, and incidental expenses for a flexible period between June 1, 2008, and May 31, 2009. In return, the foundation requests a one-page report and a copy of the final product, as well as the ability to post excerpts from the project (and a photo and bio of the fellow) on the foundation’s Web site,

These fellowships are offered for research related to the history of women in medicine. Preference will be given to projects that deal specifically with women physicians or other health workers or medical scientists, but proposals dealing with the history of women’s health issues may also be considered.

The fellowship proposal should demonstrate that the Countway Library has resources central to the research topic. Preference will also be given to those who are using collections from the Archives for Women in Medicine. Preference will be given to applicants who live beyond commuting distance of the Countway, but all are encouraged to apply, including graduate students.

Applicants should submit a proposal not exceeding two pages outlining the subject and objectives of the research project, length of residence, historical materials to be used, and a project budget (including travel, lodging, and research expenses), along with a curriculum vitae and two letters of recommendations by Saturday (March 1). Applications should be submitted to Foundation Research Fellowships, Countway Library, 10 Shattuck St., Boston, MA 02115. E-mail inquiries to