Research Stipend Program: Rockefeller Archive Center

September 2019

The Rockefeller Archive Center’s competitive research stipend program provides awards of up to $5000 for reimbursement of receipted expenses for travel and accommodation in conjunction with research conducted at the RAC. The research stipends are designed to foster, promote, and support research by serious scholars in the collections located at the Rockefeller Archive Center. Many of the collections of the Rockefeller Archive Center are of great interest to Brazilian researchers.

D.N.S.P. – Servico de Febre Amarela, Rio – Maio de 1934, Fate – Voltaire de Alva” 100 Years: The Rockefeller Foundation.

An independent committee reviews each application based on the applicant’s research topic and the availability of relevant material in the RAC’s collections. Awards are made to individuals. Institutions are not eligible to apply.

The stipend does not support research at other institutions, and it does not provide general tuition support. Application to the research stipend program is open to U.S. citizens and citizens of foreign countries. Certain U.S. Government requirements will apply to non-U.S. citizens.

The deadline for applications is now November 1st each year (applications must be received before midnight Eastern Standard Time on November 1), and awards will be announced at the end of the following February.

Many of the collections of the Rockefeller Archive Center are of great interest to Brazilian researchers. They feature extensive records, starting in the 1910s, on the Foundation’s work on public health in Brazil, its involvement with medical and nurse’s training in the country as well as the installation of a virus laboratory in Belém during the 1950s and 1960s.

The Rockefeller archives in HCSM:

Hiltzik, L.R; Mannheimer, V. A vast collection on Brazilian health and science – Manguinhos blog, 2017.

Race and the Rockefeller Foundation – From 1927 to 1942, the Rockefeller Foundation ran a tuberculosis commission in Jamaica. This paper explores the role that race played in it.

Fellowships in the history of medicine for Brazilian researchers – The Consortium for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine offers fellowships for researchers interested in the rare books and manuscript collections of its member institutions in the U.S., Canada and UK. Deadline for applications: June 16, 2018.

Reconsidering the peripheral in global health – João Nunes (University of York) reviews this book considering its key contributions, which overall question commonly held assumptions about the origins and trajectory of international and global health.

Imágenes de la salud – Marcos Cueto presenta las fotografías que tomaron funcionarios y médicos de la Fundación Rockefeller en los viajes que realizaron a América Latina desde comienzos del siglo XX.

The Report of the medical commission to Brazil, 1916, is available online – The report features a comprehensive analysis of education in Brazil with a special focus on the medical profession. It also explores the practice of medicine in the country, medical education and research in medicine.

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