Applications for the Dr. Edward H. Bensley Osler Library Research Travel Grant 2022 are now open. The Grant is available to historians, physicians, graduates, and post-doctoral students, and to those interested in the arts and humanities of medical history whose project requires them to travel to Montreal to consult material in the Osler Library.
The Osler Library Research Travel Grant is endowed through the generosity of graduates of the Class of Medicine of 1936, and a $100,000 gift from the Pope-Jackson Fund. The grant recognizes Dr. E.H. Bensley’s place in the history of the library. A former dean of the Faculty of Medicine (now the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences), Dr. Bensley’s later life was devoted to the history of medicine.
He was affiliated with the Department of the History of Medicine (fore-runner of the present Department of Social Studies of Medicine) and taught the history of medicine to second-year medical students. He also edited the Osler Library Newsletter and wrote extensively. His last book, “McGill Medical Luminaries,” was the first title to appear in the Osler Library Studies in the History of Medicine series. He was named Honorary Osler Librarian in 1979.
The applications are considered by a committee that gives preference to specific and clearly described projects. Recipients will be requested to submit a report of their work suitable for publication in the Osler Library Newsletter. And, maybe invited to give a brief presentation at the University.
Lastly, It is important to visit the official website link found below to access the application form.