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Santorio Fellowship for Medical Humanities and Science

Santorio Fellowship for Medical Humanities and Science is designed to support young scholars willing to join CSMBR events and is named after the Italian physician Santorio Santori (1561-1636), who introduced the quantitative method to medicine and is considered the father of quantitative experimental physiology.



The scheme offers travel grants to attend CSMBR conferences. It aims at encouraging cooperation amongst scholars across the Europe and is awarded each year to students (BA, MA) and early career researchers (PhDs and Postdocs within 3 years from their viva) whose interests in the field of History of Medicine and Medical Humanities (Medicine and History of Medicine, Biology and History of Biology, History and Philosophy of Science, History of Ideas, Classics) are strong.


Edition 2019

For the academic year 2018-19, the Santorio Fellowship will support participants to the International Summer School The Kiln, the Alembic and the Clockwork. Early Modern Representations of the Body and its Changing Matter (29-31 March 2019, Domus Comeliana – Pisa) organised by Fabrizio Bigotti and Fabiola Zurlini.


Application Process

Santorio Fellowship 2018 – Flyer

Five Santorio Fellowships, worth of €300 each (plus a gratuity of €200 to join the Summer School) will be offered throughout by means of an application process.

Applicants should send a cover letter (max. 300 words), CV (max. 2 pages) and a reference letter to

The deadline is 31 December 2018 with successful applications notified by mid-February 2019.

For further details or queries please contact or Dr Fabrizio Bigotti at