2023 Margaret Angus Research Fellowship (MARF) Competition Open

This competition is now closed. The Museum of Health Care would like to thank all applicants.

The Museum of Health Care is accepting proposals for a resident 16-week summer research fellowship (May – September), which will investigate a topic relevant to the history of health and health care. The fellow will communicate the results of their research by posting updates via the Museum’s blog, producing a scholarly manuscript that will become part of the Museum’s collection, and giving a public lecture in the fall.

Dr. Margaret Angus

This Research Fellowship award is in presented yearly in honour of Dr. Margaret Angus. Dr. Angus’ historical publications and contributions to the heritage community have been recognized throughout Canada. Dr. Angus died on February 15, 2003, a few months shy of her 100th birthday. Each year a fellow is selected by the Museum from a pool of qualified candidates to spend the duration of the fellowship researching and preparing a manuscript reflecting on the history of health and health care as expressed by the components of the Museum’s collection.

About the Fellowship

The goals of the fellowship are:

  • to develop an appreciation of the value of the history of health care
  • to become familiar with research methodology in the history of health care
  • to gain experience in historical research in the history of health care
  • to make a contribution towards understanding the artifacts in the Museum’s collection and its reference materials
  • to understand the role of health care museums in the history of health care

Applications must include:

  • A letter of application explaining the candidate’s interest in the fellowship, detailing their suitability for the position, and noting their selected topic.
  • An up-to-date CV including the candidate’s name, address, and contact information; education to date; previous employment experience; and other relevant activities.
  • A brief research proposal (300-350 words), which describes the topic and proposed research plan, reasons for the candidate’s choice of this topic, and how the project would utilize the Museum’s collections, reference materials, and/or exhibits, and/or enhance the Museum’s educational programs.
  • Two academic letters of reference.

Applications must be received by Wednesday, April 12, 2023 at 5:00pm.
Selection of the Fellow will be confirmed by Wednesday, April 19, 2023.

Visit our website for full details about the Margaret Angus Research Fellowship.

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  1. I am so happy to see you,Anna, thriving and successfully using your knowledge and life experiences to your benefit and passing that along to help so many more people. I will always remember you as a sweet and lovely child facing big challenges daily when I knew you in Victoria General Hospital. You were a delight and I feel privileged to have been one of your caregivers on pediatrics. Congratulations! Well done!

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