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Mentorships & Fellowships

For over 20 years the Barbara Bates Center for The Study of the History of Nursing has offered fellowships and research awards of up to $4,000 to support: residence at the Center, ongoing collaboration with nurse historians, and historical research in nursing. 

Fellowships 

It is expected that the research and new materials produced by our scholars will help ensure the growth of scholarly work focused on the history of nursing. For information about applying for a Bates Center Fellowship please click on the links below.

  • The Karen Buhler-Wilkerson Faculty Research Fellowship - 2018 provides​ up to $4,000 of support to faculty from all disciplines from colleges and universities, based on evidence of preparation and/or productivity in historical research and/or teaching related to nursing.
  • The Alice Fisher Society Fellowship - 2018 offers up to $3,000 to support research and ongoing collaboration with Center nurse historians. The Fisher Fellowship is open to those with master’s and doctoral level preparation.

E-mail historyfellowships@nursing.upenn.edu for additional information. 

For a full listing of past and current Center fellows, click: 1990-2015 Bates Center Fellowship Listing.pdf

Global Mentorship Opportunities

Faculty in the Barbara Bates Center for the Study of the History of Nursing also work individually with students and scholars around the globe. The School of Nursing’s Center for Global Health Affairs arranges opportunities for international students and scholars. International Fellowship applicants are urged to contact Global Health Affairs before applying for an award.