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Fellowships & Mentorships

For over 30 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. 


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. The 2022 Fellowship cycle has ended; please find a general description of the Center’s fellowships below:

  • The Karen Buhler-Wilkerson Faculty Research Fellowship 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 offers up to $3,000 to support research and ongoing collaboration with Center historians. The Fisher Fellowship is open to those with masters’ and doctoral level preparation.

E-mail for additional information. 

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.