The History of Medicine and Healthcare Program, launched by AMS in 2015, is to promote scholarship, teaching and public interest in history of health care, disease and medicine. AMS has two goals for this program:
- To identify and promote activities designed to broaden the scope of research, teaching and public interest in the history of health care, disease and medicine.
- To stimulate new research initiatives, interest and appreciation of the history of healthcare/medicine/disease, among the research community, health care professionals and students.
In 2016-2017, AMS is offering two funding opportunities to support these goals.
The AMS Postdoctoral Fellowship provides support to a core of the most promising researchers at a pivotal time in their careers. Candidates should be embarking on a period of full time post-PhD degree studies and wish to add to their experience by engaging in research either in Canada or abroad. Candidates must be a Canadian citizen in order to qualify for Fellowship. The fellowships are intended for emerging scholars to complete work already started on projects related to the history of health care, disease and/or medicine or the history of the education of health professionals, or to begin a new project in the field. For the 2016 competition, the AMS is particularly interested in supporting fellows in the area of aboriginal health and health professional education in humanistic care. The maximum award for each of two one-year fellowships is $45,000 plus a $2,500 research and travel allowance.
- Erin Spinney 2017 Award Recipient
Erin is currently finishing her PhD at the University of Saskatchewan before commencing her…
- Whitney Wood 2017 Award Recipient
Whitney Wood is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of History at the University of…
- Kandace Bogaert 2016 Award Recipient
Kandace is a post-doctoral research fellow at the Laurier Centre for Military, Strategic and…
- Jill Campbell-Miller 2016 Award Recipient
Jill Campbell-Miller graduated with a PhD in history at the University of Waterloo in 2014. Her…
- Will Pratt 2016 Award Recipient
Will Pratt finished his PhD at the University of Calgary in 2016, writing a dissertation on the…
- Devon Stillwell 2015 Award Recipient
Devon is a Visiting Scholar in American Culture at the University of Michigan. She completed her…
- Matthew Oram 2015 Award Recipient
Matthew will be using his AMS History of Medicine and Healthcare Postdoctoral Fellowship to…
- Erich Weidenhammer 2015 Award Recipient
Erich is currently working at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health (DLSPH) on an AMS…
The AMS project grant is designed to support small budget proposals on projects in history of healthcare/disease and medicine. Such projects might include requests for seed money to develop research initiatives. Proposals are expected to advance an aspect of the history of health, health care or disease or the history of education of health professionals that could benefit the broader community of practitioners in the field. Funding is available up to a maximum of $10,000 per grant for the period of one year.
Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation (NSHRF) is hosting the AMS project grant and post-doctoral fellowship program on behalf of AMS.
To learn more about the project visit the Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation webpage by clicking on their logo.
2015 Project Grantees
Project Grants, designed to support smaller projects in the history of healthcare/disease and medicine, have been awarded to:
Frank Stahnisch PhD, MD, MSc, BA
University of Calgary
“From Brains on the Bench to Images of Mind? A Critical Appraisal”
Cheryl Warsh PhD, MA, BA
Vancouver Island University
“Frances Oldham Kelsey, M.D., Ph. D.: From Cobble Hill to the F.D.A.”
Catherine Gidney PhD, MA, BA
St. Thomas University
“Breathe in…breathe out: Mindfulness and the Campaign for Emotionally Healthy Students in Canadian Schools, 1960s to the present”
Angela Towle PhD, BSc
University of British Columbia
“Patient involvement in Canadian medical education: an historical study to inform the future”