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The Leslie Center for the Humanities
Dartmouth College
6240 Haldeman Center, Room 263
Hanover, NH 03755
Tel. 603-646-0896
Fax. 603-646-0998

Medicine and Humanities Initiative

The Leslie Center for the Humanities at Dartmouth, in partnership with five other
international institutions, is the recipient of a Mellon Foundation/ Consortium of
Humanities Centers and Institutes (CHCI) grant to participate in a "Medical
Humanities" network. Our website describes the work that has already begun this
year (, and full details on
the grant can be found in the press release ( In short, the grant will allow us to fund a
research group in 2014-15, and to host a conference for all partner institutions here
at Dartmouth in the Summer of 2015.

We are now accepting applications from Dartmouth faculty in Arts & Science as well
as Geisel & DHMC. Colleagues interested in applying to be part of this research
group, should submit a 1-2 page proposal, detailing what their work in medical
humanities currently entails, how they engage questions of subjectivity especially in
relation to aging and evidence, how they would contribute to and benefit from a
cross-disciplinary workgroup, and what the intended outcomes of their participation
would be. Such outcomes may include but are not limited to publishable articles,
conference talks, new initiatives for medical practice, experiential learning
opportunities that involve students, new research initiatives. While the Leslie
Center does not directly support curricular development, statements about possible
curricular impact that might grow from this work are encouraged and welcomed.
Please note in your application whether you would want to present work or lead a
workshop discussion at the summer conference.

Participants in the workgroup will receive research funding of up to $10,000 each
depending on qualifications and research needs. Please include with your proposal a
detailed budget as to your research funding needs, as well as a current CV.
Colleagues in the Arts & Sciences may apply for a one-course teaching buyout
instead of the research funding; they should explain why such a buyout would be
justified for the scope and rigor of their proposed research. Such teaching buyouts
will be highly competitive, and subject to approval by the colleague's respective
chair and dean. Applications should reach the Leslie Humanities Center by May 1,
2014. Please submit all materials to with the

Selected participants are expected to be in residence at the Leslie Center for one
quarter during 2014-15; please specify your preferred term. Participants may
receive work space at the Leslie Center; depending on availability; some of this may
be shared space.

Expectations for residence are: active research, regular meetings with other fellows
to discuss work-in-progress, attendance at public talks and at medical humanities
discussion group sessions. In addition, fellows may be asked to help with the
selection of visiting speakers and to be a sounding board for planning the summer
conference – which they should attend. All allocated research funding must be spent
by June 2016. A report of no fewer than 500 words on the use of these funds and
outcome of the research must be submitted to the director of the Leslie Humanities
Center by that date as well.

Last Updated: 5/13/14