Center for Health Humanities



The Center for Health Humanities at MCPHS invites applications from scholars interested in spending one to five weeks in residence at our Boston campus. International applicants who need J-1 visas must spend at least 3 weeks as our Visiting Scholar.

We seek researchers working in health humanities (broadly understood) who could benefit from time in a highly interdisciplinary environment located in the Longwood Medical Area of Boston, a city rich with academic, cultural, and historical resources. We plan to select at least two Visiting Scholars for the spring semester and more for the following academic year. Timing for visits is flexible, but the majority of the period should overlap with our upcoming spring semester, or with our fall or spring semesters in later years.

Visiting Scholars will receive a stipend of $1,000 per week. They will have office space, internet and printer access, and access to library resources.

Visiting Scholars will be expected to spend time working on the MCPHS campus in Boston during their time in residence. They will give at least one public lecture. They will also contribute to the work of the Center in informal ways, such as classroom visits, or work in progress sessions.

These positions are open to both junior and senior scholars (with or without institutional affiliation). Applicants should have a record of achievement in a humanities, social science, or creative discipline appropriate to their career stage. Independent scholars and artists may also apply. Doctoral candidates in the late stages of completing dissertations will be considered in exceptional circumstances. Applicants should have a project in progress or in development that addresses one or more aspects of health, illness, or medicine, or education in the health professions, from a humanistic, humanities, or arts perspective.

We encourage applications from international applicants and those whose work connects with the interests of our Health Humanities faculty members.

How to Apply

Visiting Scholars Application
MCPHS Academic Calendar 

For inquiries and further information, please contact the Center Director, Dien Ho, at dien.ho@mcphs.edu.