The AIHP PhD Research Support Grant Program is designed to provide financial support for doctoral students pursuing academic research related to the broadly defined history of pharmacy and pharmaceuticals. The Program offers research expenses (up to $2000 USD) not normally covered by the student’s university (as described in more detail below).
The Institute is pausing the 2024 AIHP PhD Research Support Grant program to reevaluate it for the future. The pause will take place for one year, during which time the AIHP will evaluate its overall grant-making operations to align with its mission and current activities. Please check back for further updates or subscribe to AIHP social media channels for announcements.
Instructions & Eligibility (2022-2023)
The AIHP PhD Research Support Grant Program is open to all PhD students enrolled in a university based in the United States, regardless of department or discipline. The student need not be an American citizen; nor does the research topic need to be in the field of American history. The research must be clearly and significantly related to the history of pharmacy or pharmaceuticals, broadly defined.
Use of grant funds is restricted to direct research expenses that cannot normally be reimbursed by the degree-granting institution itself. Examples of eligible expenses include: travel and living expenses at a site removed from the home university to pursue or conduct research and actual investigative or research costs (such as costs incurred to collect, compile, record, and process data or information and costs incurred to obtain or secure access to essential sources). Examples of ineligible expenses include living expenses of the applicant at the home university or indirect expenses such as overhead or other institution-related costs.
Applicants should submit their application as a single .pdf document of no more than four pages in length that includes:
In addition to the four-page .pdf application, applicants (or the supervising facility member) should also submit by email a Letter of Support from a faculty member or supervisor.
Completed applications should be emailed to email@example.com with “PhD Research Grant Application” in the subject field. (The Letter of Support may be emailed separately.) Questions about the AIHP PhD Research Support Grant Program should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Confirmation of receipt of the application will be sent by email.
Deadline for Application: March 31, 2024. At the discretion of the Institute, an application received after that date may be evaluated individually if any funds remain unawarded.
Recipients of a grant will be asked for further information and to fulfill certain additional post-award requirements. These include:
The American Institute of the History of Pharmacy is documenting and preserving pharmacy stories and experiences during the COVID-19 global pandemic for the benefit of future historians and scholars. We seek to record the effects of this public health emergency on all types of pharmacy experiences. We invite you to share your pharmacy stories, photos, videos, artifacts, and other documentation of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.
You can participate in the AIHP COVID-19 Pandemic Pharmacy Historical Documentation Project either (1) by immediately sharing your thoughts/experiences and/or submitting digital materials or (2) by signifying your to intention to submit materials in the future. Please comply with all applicable local or state stay-at-home orders while self-documenting.
Please click the link below to learn more about participating in the AIHP COVID-19 Pandemic Pharmacy Historical Documentation Project.Read More
Access the Pharmacy in History JSTOR Archive
All past issues of Pharmacy in History have been digitized and are text-searchable at JSTOR.
Note: Academic libraries seeking subscriptions to History of Pharmacy and Pharmaceuticals should directly contact the University of Wisconsin Press.Read More
Upcoming events of interest to historians of pharmacy, pharmaceuticals, medicines, science, and related fields. (Event information current when posted. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, please double-check the status of all events):
May 9-12, 2024: Annual Meeting of the American Association of the History of Medicine, Kansas City, Missouri.
June 27-30, 2024: ADHS Biennial Conference, Buffalo, NY.
July 7-11, 2024: International Social Pharmacy Workshop, Banff, Canada.
September 4-7, 2024: 46th International Congress for the History of Pharmacy, Belgrade Serbia.
January 3-6, 2025: Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association, New York City, NY.