AIHP Funding for PhDs & ECRs to Attend History of Pharmacy Conference

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The American Institute of the History of Pharmacy (AIHP) is pleased to announce that it will provide funding for a limited number of North American PhD students and Early Career Researchers (ECRs) who wish to attend the 44th International Congress for the History of Pharmacy. Requests for funding are now being accepted.

The International Congress

The International Congress for the History of Pharmacy is a biennial meeting of historians, pharmacists and other researchers and health professionals from around the world interested in the history of pharmacy and pharmaceuticals. This year’s Congress is co-sponsored by AIHP and the International Society for the History of Pharmacy, and is supported by a generous grant from the United States Pharmacopeial Convention (USP). The conference will be held in Washington, DC, at the Capital Hilton, on September 5-8, 2019.

The theme of the Congress is “The Pharmacist and Quality Medicines.” Four plenary lectures and more than 50 papers will focus on a broad range of topics related to all aspects of history of pharmacy and medicines, including the training and regulation of pharmacists and the social, scientific, technologic, and economic aspects of pharmaceuticals and the pharmaceutical industry. The conference will be of interest to scholars in the history of pharmacy and medicine and related fields. Plenary lectures will be given by noted historians William B. McAllister, Jacalyn Duffin, Michael Flannery, and Lucas Richert. The full conference schedule is available here. The conference website can be found here.


AIHP is committed to developing and promoting new scholarship related to the history of pharmacy, pharmaceuticals, and medicines. AIHP has provided resources to ensure that new generations of scholars participate in this year’s International Congress. 

PhD student and ECRs needing financial assistance to attend the Congress are encouraged to apply. AIHP will offer successful applicants assistance in the form of waived conference registration fees and accommodations at the conference hotel for up to three nights. Successful applicants may attend all plenary and podium sessions and receptions on Thursday and Friday evenings. (The Saturday evening banquet is not included.) Successful applicants must become an AIHP member to receive assistance. (Student memberships are $30 and regular memberships are $75.) Funds are limited and under only very special circumstances will grants be awarded to offset travel costs.

To Apply

Applicants must submit a 400-word bio-sketch (explaining the value of the conference to their studies), a 100-word current project description, and a 2-page CV to AIHP at by June 14, 2019. AIHP will notify successful applicants by July 1, 2019. AIHP reserves the right to ask for a letter of reference and to award funds at its discretion. AIHP defines ECRs as either postdoctoral fellows or scholars recently awarded their PhDs (last 3 years).

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