McCarthy Award for History of Medicine Research, deadline for submissions: 30 August 2019

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McCarthy Award for History of Medicine Research

The purpose of this award is to support and develop the study of the history of medicine in Scotland.

The prize for this award is £1000.


This award is open to all researchers in the history of medicine, or related social and cultural history fields. Researchers can be based in the United Kingdom or overseas. Please be aware that for overseas finalists, travel expenses to the event will only be paid from their point of entry into the United Kingdom.

Application and Selection Procedure

Research must be unpublished and must have been undertaken in the last 3 years. Research which has been submitted for publication will be considered, but details should be given of when and where it has been submitted, and if it has been accepted for publication. Abstracts must be based on original research in the field.

The deadline for submissions is 30 August 2019.

Abstracts must be submitted in either PDF or Word format along with a completed application form and curriculum vitae. The abstract must not exceed 1000 words in length. The curriculum vitae must not exceed two sides of A4.

Applicants, if chosen, must be willing to present their research on Thursday 17th October 2019. This is a public event, to encourage engagement with the history of medicine in Scotland.

The Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh will publish the winning paper. The winner will also be asked to submit a guest blog post on their research for publication on the College’s heritage blog.

The McCarthy Award is only open to individual applicants.  The award can only be awarded to an individual once

Any enquiries can be directed to Iain Milne

For further information about this award and to download an application form, please visit:

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