The Barbara Bates Center for the Study of the History of Nursing offers an annual fellowship of up to $5,000 to support two weeks in residence at the Center and ongoing collaboration with nurse historians here. Selection of Brunner scholars will be based on evidence of preparation and/or productivity in historical research related to nursing. Candidates with doctoral preparation will be preferred but the fellowships are open to those with pre-doctoral preparation. Brunner scholars will participate in Center activities and will present their research at a Center seminar. It is expected that the research and new materials produced by Brunner scholars will help ensure the growth of scholarly work focused on the history of nursing.
Deadline for submission of applications December 31, 2010
Date of awards: March 31, 2011
The application should be sent via e-mail to Barbra Mann Wall, PhD, RN (firstname.lastname@example.org). The application should not exceed 6 double-spaced pages. The outline below specifies the information which should be included in your application.
The form and length of your application should be adapted to the research that you propose to do.
Aim(s): Begin with a concise statement of the aims of the research that you wish to do in the Center and relate these aims to your own long-term historical research goals.
Background Significance: Give a brief background of your research problem: this will enable reviewers to place your proposal within the context of the present state of historical knowledge about the study area. Explain the importance you expect your results to have. Please be sure to cite the published work of others which relates to your topic.
Previous Work: Describe briefly any work that you have done in this area or in closely related studies. Cite personal publications, if any. Be sure to enclose a sample of your work whether published or unpublished.
Methods: Explain how you intend to approach your study and, if appropriate, the parts of the Center’s collections that you will use to achieve your aims. The Center’s collections are listed at
Facilities: Describe existing resources at your disposal-such as other collections-which will help you in carrying out this project. Note whether other collections in the Philadelphia region might be helpful in your research.
Other Research Support: Include an overview of your existing and pending
Budget: Outline and itemize budget detailing the ways that you will be using the fellowship and briefly justifying the items.
Curriculum Vitae: Please include a resume of professional accomplishments including education, research publications and other publications relevant to the project you propose.
Process of Review : Each application will be reviewed by the members of the Barbara Bates Center for the Study of the History of Nursing Fellowship Review
Committee. The committee will make its decision about the 2011 winner of the Brunner Fellowship as promptly as possible. Every effort will be made to notify the applicants of the committee’s decision by March 31, 2011.