MHC Now Accepting Applications for Scholar-in-Residence Program

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The Ohio State University Health Sciences Library Medical Heritage Center (MHC) is seeking applicants for its George W. Paulson, MD, Scholar-in-Residence Program. The program includes a stipend of up to $5,000, provided by the Columbus Medical Association Foundation endowment for the MHC, to support scholar research and publication costs. Period in residence is flexible but must fall between February 1, 2024 and January 31, 2025, and all funds must be spent in the year awarded. A one-year renewal may be available upon request, depending on project scope.

Suitable potential scholars can come from a variety of backgrounds (e.g., students, clinician historians, Ph.D. historians) and must be located in the Columbus, OH area. Preference will be given to scholars whose research is directed towards local or regional medical historic issues, with the intent to publish in nationally-known presses and peer-reviewed journals. Scholars will receive office space and basic office equipment, as well as access to the MHC's collections.

Application packages must be submitted by December 29, 2023, and must include:

  • Cover letter stating scholar's intended area of research and publication, and how the research fits with the goals of the Scholar-in-Residence Program. Please note use of MHC collections where applicable.
  • CV
  • Proposed budget and timeline
  • At least two (2) recommendation letters

Application packages and questions regarding the program should be emailed to Judith Wiener, Health Sciences Library Associate Director for Collections and Outreach, at Visit for more information about the program and the Medical Heritage Center.

About the Medical Heritage Center (MHC)

The MHC’s holdings include rare books, archives and artifacts. The rare books collection contains over 25,000 volumes, representing limited edition and one-of-a kind monographs dating back to 1555. The archives include the papers and memorabilia from regional and nationally recognized luminaries as well as local health sciences organizations. The artifacts represent health sciences equipment used as early as the 1800s. The scholar will also have access to the rich holdings of The Ohio State University and regional libraries. More information about the MHC and its collections can be found at: 

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Judith Wiener, MA, MLIS

Associate Professor
Associate Director
Collections and Outreach

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