Arkansas Civil War ResourceThe Civil War lexicon of Arkansas has a new opportunity for funding. One of the most overlooked aspects of the Civil War in Arkansas includes the history of medicine during the 19th century. This would be the perfect opportunity for an Arkansas historian to take advantage of this unique opportunity.

The Society for the History of Medicine and the Health Professions, UAMS Library, Announces $1,500 Research Grant. Deadline for proposals is January 15, 2012. The award will be announced in April of 2012.

Purpose of Grant: To support research using the collection of the Historical Research Center of the UAMS Library. The Research Award was established in 1985 by the History of Medicine Associates to encourage research in the history of the health sciences in Arkansas. The Medical Education Foundation for Arkansas of the Arkansas Medical Society has generously provided partial funding for the Research Awards in past years.

Application process: The proposal can be submitted via e mail, fax, or snail mail to Amanda Saar,Head, Historical Research Center via the following ways:
Fax: 501-686-6745
Snail mail: HRC, UAMS Library, # 586, 4301 W. Markham, Little Rock, AR 72206

Requirements to be included in the proposal: The proposal should specify:
1) How the researcher intends to use the materials of the collection
2) A statement on the historical significance of the research to be carried out

Note: Projects which have previously been published, performed, or released to the web are not eligible for funding.The proposal should include:
1) Title of proposal
2) Abstract of proposal (no more than 100 words)
3) Statement of significance of proposal
4) Summary of proposal (no more than 5 pages, double spaced)
5) Itemized budget
6) A bibliography, including specific materials from the collection to be used in the project (no more than 2 pages, single spaced)
7) Anticipated time of completion of project
8) Brief resume or curriculum vitae of applicant

Project Outcome: Upon completion of the period of research at the HRC, all grant winners must complete an exitsurvey/interview about their project. If the results of research funded by the project are published in any media, two copies of the product are required for addition to the HRC collection. The finished project may also be considered for presentation at the annual meeting of the Society.

Application Evaluation: Each application is reviewed by the members of the Society’s Research Grant Selection Committee Considerations include the depth of utilization of the resources of the HRC, and the purpose of the research. For more information, please contact Amanda Saar, Historical Research Center, UAMS Library at 501-686- 6733 or

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