Application and Information

Center for Health and Humanities

The Center for Health Humanities at MCPHS is proud to invite Visiting Scholars from around the world to work in-residence on our Boston campus and further their research.


To apply, download and complete the Visiting Scholars Application [PDF]. Please send the completed application and other required materials to the Director of the Center for Health Humanities, Dien Ho. The deadline for application is January 15th for the following academic year.


Visiting Scholars should be researchers working in health humanities who would benefit from working in a highly interdisciplinary environment. Applicants should have a project in development or in progress that addresses one or more aspects of health, illness, medicine, or education from a humanities or arts perspective.

Positions are open to both junior and senior scholars, with or without institutional affiliation. Independent scholars and artists may also apply.

Applicants should also have a record of achievement in humanities, social sciences, or other creative disciplines. Doctoral candidates in the late stages of relevant dissertations will be considered in exceptional circumstances.


Visiting Scholars will spend between one and five weeks in-residence at MCPHS. They will be expected to spend time working in-person on the Boston, MA campus. They will give at least one public lecture and hold office hours to connect with MCPHS students, faculty, and staff.

Timing is flexible; however, most of the visits should occur during the fall or spring semesters of the academic year. Specific dates can be found on our Academic Calendar. 


Visiting Scholars will receive a stipend of $1,000 per week. They will have office space, internet, and printer access. They also have access to resources in the University library, plus other academic, cultural, and historical resources available across the city of Boston.

Visiting Scholars have the option to stay in a furnished apartment on the Boston, MA campus. It comes with a full-size bed, a workspace, Wi-Fi, a bathroom, and a kitchen. There is also a laundry facility in the building.

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