Funding Announcement – Eugene Garfield Research Fellowship

Funding Opportunity Available!

Are you working on a research project?

Could you use some additional funding to advance your project?

Consider applying for the Eugene Garfield Research Award!

The Eugene Garfield Research Fellowship promotes and supports research in the history of information science. The fellowship, established in 2013, is intended to stimulate research into the history of information science in the medical or health sciences, recognizing that rediscovery, interpretation, and understanding of a rich history in this key knowledge area helps practitioners and researchers interpret the present and prepare for the future.

The fellowship was endowed by Eugene Garfield, AHIP, FMLA (1926-2017), founder and former chair of the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI).

Garfield is known for his innumerable and significant contributions to the practice of medical librarianship. The fellowship recipient or research collaboration group receives a certificate at the Association’s annual meeting and a stipend of $5,000 after the annual meeting to be used for research-related purposes regarding the history of information science to increase the underlying knowledgebase in this area and enhance the current and future practice of the information professions, particularly health sciences librarianship.


  • Applicants must be members of MLA.
  • Health sciences librarians and information scientists, health professionals, researchers, educators, and administrators are eligible.
  • Applicants must have a master’s or doctor’s degree or be enrolled in a program leading to such a degree and demonstrate a commitment to the health sciences. The fellowship is not designed to support research for a doctoral dissertation or master’s thesis.

For group research applications, at least one of the group members must qualify according to the above criteria.

Deadline December 1, 2017.

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