• Eligibility

    Interested researchers, including family physicians, students, residents, historians, scholars, educators, scientists and other health professionals are encouraged to apply for the Fellowship. CHFM staff, volunteers and serving members of the Board of Curators are not eligible. 

    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, audio or video recording including oral history interviews, artwork, etc.) of the applicant's choosing

    Application Process

    The 2023 application period opens on January 15 and closes on March 31 at 11:59 PM (CST).

    Applicants will require:

    1. A completed Sandra L. Panther Fellowship Application Form
    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
    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).


    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


    For additional information including full Fellowship rules visit the CHFM webpage. Any questions please contact:

    Veronica Roberts
    Program Specialist
    11400 Tomahawk Creek Parkway
    Leawood, KS 66211
    Telephone: (913) 906-6239
    Email: vroberts@aafp.org