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Stetten Fellowship in the History of Biomedical Sciences and Technology or Medicine, NIH

The Stetten Fellowship seeks to encourage historical research and publication about biomedical sciences and technology or medicine that has been funded by NIH since 1945. Fellowships carry a stipend in the range of $45,000 per year and include health insurance, work space, computer, and telephone in the Office of NIH History. (Fellowships may be renewable to a maximum of 24 months, subject to satisfactory progress). Stetten Fellows have access to the resources of the Office of NIH History, the collections of the Stetten Museum, the National Library of Medicine, NIH Library, and historical materials in the NIH Institutes relevant to their research projects. The Fellow will conduct research on the topics of their choice under the supervision of senior staff in the Office of NIH History and assisted by contacts in the relevant Institute(s). The Fellow will be expected to participate in historical activities on campus, including presentation of one or more seminars and lectures. For more information on the Stetten Fellowship, please see the

Current Stetten Fellows and their projects: Eric Boyle, Ph.D. (UC Santa Barbara)-history of alternative and complementary medicine at NIH; Todd Olszewski, Ph.D. (Yale)-history of risk factors in terms of cholesterol and cardiovascular health; Laura Stark, Ph.D. (Princeton)-history of NIH policies in ethics of human subject research; Doogab Yi, Ph.D. (Princeton)-history of research in cancer viruses.

Application Deadline: December 31, 2008


Send the following materials via email to Robert Martensen, M.D., Ph.D.:

  1. Your full name and contact information
  2. Your research proposal and curriculum vitae (as attachments)
  3. Names, addresses, and affiliations of two people who will provide reference letters

NOTE: Please inform the two references who will write in support of your application that they may submit their letters initially via email to Robert Martensen, but that these letters must be received before the deadline, and that hard copies on institutional letterhead stationery must follow for your application to be considered.

All official transcripts must be submitted in hard copy.

Please send to the address listed below:

Stetten Fellowship Committee
Building 45, Room 3AN38 | MSC 6330
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, MD 20892-6330


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