AMS Healthcare

2020-21 Grants, Awards and Fellowships


The History of Medicine and Healthcare Program, launched by AMS in 2015, is designed to promote scholarship, teaching and public interest in history of healthcare, disease and medicine. AMS has two goals for this program:

  • To identify and promote activities designed to broaden the scope of research, teaching and public interest in the history of healthcare, disease and medicine.
  • To stimulate new research initiatives, interest and appreciation of the history of healthcare/medicine/disease, among the research community, healthcare professionals and students.

This year AMS will offer three funding opportunities to support these goals. Research Nova Scotia is hosting the call for proposals for all three opportunities on behalf of AMS. More information about each can be found below.

AMS Doctoral Completion Award


$25,000 to support full-time doctoral students in the humanities or social sciences complete their dissertation on a history of medicine/healthcare topic.

Deadline: April 29, 2020, 2:00 PM (AT) 

AMS Postdoctoral Fellowship


Up to $45,000 in funding to support emerging scholars complete projects featuring the study, analysis, and interpretation of past practices, philosophies, and/or epistemologies related to human health, healthcare, and/or disease or the education of health professionals.

Deadline: April 29, 2020, 2:00 PM (AT) 

AMS Project Grant


Up to $10,000 in one-year project funding to support small budget proposals on projects researching the history of medicine and healthcare that strive to advance the history of health, healthcare and disease, or the education of health professionals.

Deadline: April 29, 2020, 2:00 PM (AT) 

About AMS Healthcare

AMS Healthcare (AMS) is a small Canadian Charitable Organization with an impressive history as a catalyst for change in healthcare. By innovating healthcare education and practice, supporting leadership development and advancing research, in both the humanities and health, AMS strives to improve the healthcare of all Canadians.

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