• 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.

    Application Process

    Applicants must submit a completed application package consisting of:

    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).


    Submission Deadline

    The 2021 application period is closed. Please check back in January. Apply through the online portal by clicking on the Apply Today button below. 

    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, please contact:

    Rollie Brock
    Program Specialist Manager
    11400 Tomahawk Creek Parkway
    Leawood, KS 66211
    Telephone: (913) 906- 6239
    Email: rbrock@aafp.org