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CHSTM Fellow Selects the College of Medicine’s Legacy Center Archives for Research

September 18, 2019

In September, the Consortium for History of Science, Technology and Medicine (CHSTM) announced its second round of 2019/2020 research fellows. Among the 11 fellows appointed this term, one selected the Drexel University College of Medicine Legacy Center Archives as one of the collections she will visit and utilize as part of her research.

Xiao Li, doctoral candidate in History at Southern Illinois University, will use the Drexel collections for her research, currently titled "A New Woman": Yamei Kin’s Contributions to Medicine and Women’s Rights in the U.S. and China, 1864-1934.

Li will receive a small stipend to use Drexel’s collections, and she has one year in which to visit and conduct her research.

Each year, the CHSTM – of which Drexel University is a member – holds two semi-annual rounds of competitive research fellowships for scholars who would like to use collections from member institutions.

The 2020/2021 CHSTM Fellowship Application Period is now open. The Consortium invites applications for fellowships in the history of science, technology and medicine, broadly construed. Opportunities include: 

  • Short-term Research Fellowships
  • Dissertation Fellowships
  • NEH Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • Fellows in Residence
  • Research Fellowships for scholars of Medical Humanities from Brazil, India and South Africa

For more information or to apply for a CHSTM fellowship, please visit the online application form.


The Consortium for History of Science, Technology and Medicine brings together educational, cultural and scientific institutions to promote public and academic understanding of the history of science, technology and medicine. The Consortium awards fellowships for researchers, produces events for academics and for the public and provides online resources for teaching, learning and research. The Consortium for History of Science, Technology and Medicine was founded in 2007, originally as a consortium of cultural and educational institutions across the Philadelphia area. The Consortium has since expanded to include leading institutions across the United States and Canada. The Consortium helps to make the collections and scholarly resources of the member institutions more broadly available for research in the history of science, technology and medicine.

About Drexel University & The CHSTM

The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University co-founded CHSTM in 2007, and the Drexel Libraries has managed this important consortial partnership on behalf of Drexel community since 2011. It gives seasoned and emerging scholars at Drexel and beyond opportunities to apply for research grants, dissertation fellowships, postdoctoral fellowship and more.