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Hannah Studentship

2012-02-01 17:00

At a Glance

Three month summer studentships in the amount of $5,500 are available to undergraduate students registered in a Canadian university for a closely supervised project in the history of medicine.


To offer undergraduate students an opportunity to study and learn the techniques of historical research and to encourage future serious study of medical history. We welcome applications from students enrolled in all undergraduate faculties in universities in Canada.

The studentship is being administered in partnership with the Canadian Society for the History of Medicine (CSHM) which is responsible for adjudicating the applications.

Research Areas

Research in the areas of history of health, disease, or medicine, broadly defined.

The proposed project must be of a size capable of completion during the three-month period of the Studentship and should be a closely supervised full-time research experience. Either the student or the supervisor may propose the project which may be a mini-project forming a part of the supervisor’s own major interest; however, the project must be clearly related to the history of medicine.

The project may form part of an honours’ thesis, major research paper, or an elective project. The project may also be a sub-study of the supervisor’s own major interest. However, the proposed project must have a clearly defined timeline to demonstrate that it is of a size capable of completion during the three-month period of the Studentship.

Support Available

Funding is in the form of a stipend only, to a maximum of $5,500. The award may be held for a period of three consecutive months during the academic summer recess (May-August).

Payment is made to the institution where the student is registered. Awardees will in turn be paid by the institution in accordance with its distribution policy. These awards are considered to be taxable income by the Canadian government.

Up to ten Studentships are available annually.


Students must be registered in a recognized undergraduate program at a Canadian university. Any full time undergraduate student is eligible to apply provided the proposed project and supervisor meet the criteria outlined above.

Awards are normally tenable at the universities in Canada.


February 01 2013, at the office of the Secretary-Treasurer of the CSHM, Prof. Dan Malleck, PhD
c/o Community Health Sciences
Brock University,
500 Glenridge Avenue,
St. Catharines, ON, Canada L2S 3A1

Applications must be received at Prof. Malleck’s office by the stated deadline. Where the deadline falls on a weekend, applications will be accepted on the following business day (normally Monday).

Applications by FAX or electronic mail are not acceptable.

Applications with font size smaller than 12 point will not be accepted.

Please visit the website for the Canadian Society for the History of Medicine for further details and application form.