Fellowship in the History of Family Medicine: Eligibility and Application Fact Sheet

Eligibility

We encourage interested researchers, including family physicians, other health professionals, historians, scholars, educators, scientists and others to apply for the Fellowship. CHFM staff, volunteers and serving members of the Board of Curators are not eligible to apply.

Application Process

Applicants must submit a completed application package consisting of:

  1. A completed Fellowship Application Form(2 page DOC);
  2. A current Curriculum Vitae (no more than three pages in length), including education, employment history and list of most recent publications;
  3. One letter of support from your department chair, supervisor or a senior colleague; and
  4. A brief description of your research project (of no more than two pages in length), to include the title of your project, a brief description of the objective of the project, reasons for undertaking the study and a proposed research timeline and budget (to include estimated expenses and justifications).

Submission Deadline

Applications and all application materials for the Fellowship award must be received by March 31st at 5:00 pm (CDT). It is the sole responsibility of the applicant to ensure that we receive all materials by the deadline.

Review Process

All completed applications and supporting materials will then be reviewed by the Fellowship Selection Subcommittee of the Board of Curators of the Center for the History of Family Medicine, consisting of distinguished family physicians, educators and leaders in the specialty. The Subcommittee will make the final selection of the Fellow, subject to the approval of the Board of Curators and the Board of Trustees of the American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation.

All applicants will be advised of the results of the final selection decision by May 31st.

Criteria for Selection

  1. Relevance of the proposed work to the history of Family Medicine
  2. Scholarly value of the project
  3. Suitability of the project to the collections of the Center
  4. Capacity of the applicant to complete the proposed work
  5. Clarity and organization of the project proposal
  6. Potential for dissemination of the finished project product
  7. Appropriateness of the proposed budget

Questions?

For additional information, please contact:

Don Ivey, MPA
Manager
Center for the History of Family Medicine
11400 Tomahawk Creek Parkway
Leawood, KS 66211
Telephone: (800) 274-2237, ext. 4420
Fax: (913) 906-6095
Email: chfm@aafp.org

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