The Center for the History of Family Medicine (CHFM) sponsors one Fellowship in the History of Family Medicine each year. The Fellowship supports research using the collections of the CHFM to advance understanding and appreciation of the history of Family Medicine.
The Sandra L. Panther Fellowship provides a grant in an amount of up to $2,000 to support travel, lodging and incidental expenses for conducting research at the Center for the History of Family Medicine. Awards cover research conducted between June 1 and December 31 during the year in which the Fellowship is awarded.
We encourage interested researchers, including family physicians, other health professionals, historians, scholars, educators, scientists and others to apply for the Fellowship. Individuals interested in the Fellowship should first consult the Center's Catalog(443 page PDF) or contact Center staff to explore the collection and its available resources.
The proposed project may be on any subject relating to the history of general practice, family practice, or Family Medicine, its practitioners, and their role in health and health care in the United States.
In addition, the proposed project must lead to a durable product in any format (e.g., written report or manuscript, CD/DVD program, audio or video recording including oral history interviews, artwork, etc.) of the applicant's choosing.
The goals of the Sandra L. Panther Fellowship in the History of Family Medicine, sponsored by the Center for the History of Family Medicine, are to:
- Advance Family Medicine practice, education, research and policy through improved understanding of its history.
- Stimulate the use of the Center's collection of materials.
- Increase awareness of the Center and its collection among a broad variety of historians, scholars, educators and others.
- Add to the fund of knowledge on the history of Family Medicine and related fields.
- Stimulate the careers and work of scholars interested in the past and future of Family Medicine.
- The successful applicant will receive a Fellowship grant of up to $2,000 to support travel, lodging and incidental expenses relating to conducting research with the Center for the History of Family Medicine on the approved project.
- The Fellowship will be awarded directly to the individual applicant and not to the institution where he or she may be employed.
- Approved expenses will be reimbursed according to the terms and conditions of the Reimbursement Policy of the AAFP Foundation(2 page PDF).
- Research related to the project must be conducted between June 1 and December 31 of the Fellowship year. Anytime during that period, research should be conducted onsite at the Center for the History of Family Medicine.
- Any publications or productions resulting from work supported by the Fellowship must acknowledge the support received from the Center for the History of Family Medicine.
- Two copies of such publications or products resulting from the research project must be submitted to the Center for the History of Family Medicine at the conclusion of the research project.
- All submissions of materials by Fellows will be deemed to be donations to the holdings of the Center for the History of Family Medicine as unconditional and unrestricted gifts, which may be made available to researchers, reproduced or otherwise used or disposed of as the Center deems appropriate.