Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Can international scholars submit a proposal?
AQ. Yes, international scholars are welcome to submit a proposal. Accepted scholars will have housing provided. Travel bursaries are not available for international scholars due to funding restrictions, so international scholars will need to cover these expenses.

Q. Can I attend the workshop if I am not selected as contributing scholar?
A. Attendance at the workshop is limited to accepted contributing scholars, to ensure a productive working relationship among scholars. Anyone is welcome to attend the lecture by Professor Teresa MacPhail. See information here.

Q. What is meant by advanced graduate students?
A. Proposals are invited from graduate students who have a clearly defined research project. Students do not have to be at the doctoral dissertation stage. In the personal statement section of the proposal form, explain how participation in this workshop will advance progress in the graduate program and development as a scholar.

Q. Where will the workshop take place?
A. The workshop will be hosted by the History of Medicine Division of the National Library of Medicine on January 29-30, 2018, after an initial welcome session at the Hyatt Regency Bethesda on January 28. Directions and regulations for visiting NLM are here: https://www.nlm.nih.gov/psd/ref/guide/rrdirect.html.