Ridge Scholarship in Health or Healthcare and Humanities Application


The Institute of Health and Humanities announces $1,000 scholarships for research and creative works on topics at the intersection of health and/or healthcare and the Humanities. Qualified graduate and undergraduate students in all disciplines are invited to apply.

All application topics will be considered, however, applications related to the following topics are particularly encouraged: 1) health equity and the social determinants of health, 2) diversity, equity, and inclusion, and 3) the medical humanities. There is a general expectation that the research or creative work will be completed or advanced enough in time for the student to present at the Ridge Symposium in February/March 2020, although applicants with meritorious projects with a slightly later completion date will be considered for presentation in conjunction with later events.

Applications will be accepted starting immediately and until the awards are exhausted. Early application is encouraged. Applicants are advised to read all the application materials, including the Guidelines, carefully. Send email inquiries to ihh@mso.umt.edu.

Application Deadline: December 10

Required Application Materials

Completed applications must include:

  • Online application (below)
  • Abstract of no more than 250 words that summarizes the proposal and the methods involved; the abstract should be designed to convince the reader-judge of the project’s merit
  • Brief description (approximately 3-5 pages) of the proposed project, including the objectives of the research and creative work (where applicable) including its relationship to health or healthcare and Humanities (broadly construed), a plan of how the research will be organized and the work completed, and how the resources of the Ridge Collection will be used
  • Current transcript
  • Letter of support from the faculty mentor

Online Application

NOTE: The online application must be completeed in one session. Please gather all materials before beginning the application.

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