Visiting Scholars Program

The Institute seeks visiting scholars to carry out projects in humanities disciplines that will deepen understanding of, and develop pedagogical approaches to, topics in the medical humanities.

Visiting Scholars will be selected on the basis of the significance of the proposed project, the strength of their proposals outlining a plan of work for the period of residency, and the likelihood that projects will enhance the Institute's teaching and research programs and contribute to the visiting scholar's future teaching and writing. We are seeking scholars with a PhD or other terminal degree in their disciplines from the full range of humanities disciplines. Graduate students are not eligible.

Visitors are expected to carry out their proposed project at the Institute and to participate in its multidisciplinary work (colloquia, symposia). Periods of residency may range from two months to nine months.


Visiting scholars will receive a stipend of $4,000 per month that may be subject to with-holdings for taxes. Health insurance, retirement, housing, child care, and travel benefits/subsidies are not available.

Visiting scholars are also provided with a office (shared with other scholars), as well as a computer, printer access, and a telephone for local calls. Scholars will also have full access to the Moody Medical Library and other resources of the University of Texas Medical Branch.

How to Apply

To apply, submit

  • Letter of interest
  • Formal proposal for period of residency
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Copies of all diplomas
  • At least 2 letters of reference

Submissions may be emailed to the director, Dr. William Winslade at or submitted via mail.

Applicants without United States citizenship will be required to require the proper visa to allow the scholar to work in the United States (usually a J-1).

Upon acceptance, scholars will complete the UTMB Health hiring process, which includes a criminal background check and pre-employment drug screening.

Recent Scholars

Meet Dr. Leslie Griffin

August 1, 2018

The UTMB Health Institute for the Medical Humanities is pleased to welcome Leslie C. Griffin, MA, MPhil, PhD, JD as a Visiting Scholar more »

Meet Dr. M. Murat Civaner

July 1, 2018

The UTMB Health Institute for the Medical Humanities is pleased to welcome M. Murat Civaner, PhD, MD as a Visiting Scholar. more »


Sealy & Smith National Endowment for the Humanities Visiting Scholars Program
Institute for the Medical Humanities
University of Texas Medical Branch
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, Texas 77555-1311

(409) 772-2376

Winslade William J

William J. Winslade, PhD, JD, PhD