Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Fellowship - Curtis G. Lloyd Research Fellowship

The Lloyd Library and Museum (LLM) Proudly Announces the Inaugural Curtis G. Lloyd Research Fellowship for the Academic Year 2013-14 Named after the youngest Lloyd brother of Lloyd Brothers, Pharmacists, Inc. (1885-1936), the fellowship honors the work of Curtis Gates, pharmacist, botanist, and mycologist, in building the collections of LLM as Chief Acquisitions Officer. The fellowship is for a period of one to three months, with a possible extension of up to three months for work that is primarily based on resources within LLM collections. Research topics can include, but are not limited to the following: Medicinal Botany Organic/Botanical/Medicinal Chemistry Natural History Early travel and exploration Ethnobotany History of Science, Medicine, and Pharmacy Pharmacognosy/Natural Product Development Visual Arts Cultural, Ethnic, and Social history Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Successful candidates will hold at minimum a Bachelor's Degree or equivalent. Fellows will be expected to work at LLM at least two full days per week for the duration of their fellowship. Applicants must be citizens of the United States or be a U.S. lawful permanent resident. The stipend is $2,500.00 per month for the duration of the fellowship. Any expenses incurred beyond the amount of the fellowship are the responsibility of the Fellow. LLM collections are largely unparalleled in depth and breadth of topics relating to botany, pharmacy, and phytomedicine. Fellows will have work space provided and supervised stacks privileges as appropriate will be made available, along with photocopying and other imaging capabilities. The library has a stellar reputation and is well-regarded by scholars throughout the world, all with a diverse range of expertise and interests. Please visit for further information about the library and its collections. Upon completion of the fellowship, Fellows are expected to deliver a public lecture or presentation of an appropriate nature; an art show; or, a print publication with the approval of the Fellowship Committee on the Fellow's topic of research. Acknowledgement of the fellowship and LLM are expected in the chosen outcome. Interested candidates should submit in writing, either via postal service or email, a resum?, unofficial transcripts (successful candidates will be asked to submit official transcripts), and a research proposal (at least two pages, single-spaced) about how LLM's collections are relevant to and will be used in the candidate's research. Applications due by January 15, 2013. For questions, please email: The Lloyd Library and Museum, located at 917 Plum Street, downtown Cincinnati, is a local and regional cultural treasure. The library was developed in the nineteenth century by the Lloyd brothers-John Uri, Curtis Gates, and Nelson Ashley to provide reference sources for Lloyd Brothers Pharmacists, Inc., one of the leading pharmaceutical companies of the period. Today the library is recognized worldwide by the scientific community as a vital research center. The library holds, acquires, and provides access to both historic and current materials on the subjects of pharmacy, botany, horticulture, herbal and alternative medicine, pharmacognosy, and related topics. Although our collections have a scientific focus, they also have relevance to humanities topics, such as visual arts and foreign languages through resources that feature botanical and natural history illustrations, original artworks, and travel literature, thereby revealing the convergence of science and art. The Ll oyd is open to anyone with an interest in these topics. Free parking is available for patrons and visitors behind the library building. For more information, visit the Lloyd website at Lloyd Library and Museum 917 Plum Street Cincinnati, Ohio 45202 513-721-3707