Santorio Award for Excellence in Research

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The Santorio Award for Excellence in Research is designed to support scholarly excellence in intellectual history and to promote the best PhD theses in the history of medicine and science with a focus on European and Western traditions (widely construed, including interactions with, and borrowings from, other cultures/traditions/practices around the Mediterranean, especially Arabic and Hebrew) throughout the period 500-1800.

The award is named after the Italian physician, philosopher and inventor Santorio Santori (1561-1636) who is considered the father of quantitative experimental physiology and is sponsored by the Centre for the Study of Medicine and the Body in the Renaissance (CSMBR).

Nature of the Award

The award consists of a cash prize (for the first position) plus a medal and a publication for the two first selected works with the series Palgrave Studies in Medieval and Early Modern Medicine (PSMEMM) edited by Jonathan Barry and Fabrizio Bigotti.

1st  Place:       € 1.500 + medal + publication*

2nd Place:                       medal + publication*

*Publication is agreed separately by the editors of the series upon the whole work passing the double peer-review process and its subject to the final approval by Palgrave MacMillan.


The award is open to all PhD students and early career scholars who had their viva not prior to 1st June 2013.

Application Process

Applicants should send a cover letter with the index of their thesis plus a significant chapter of it Each applicant will then select one referee, better if the PhD supervisor, who will be sending their reference letter separately to the head of the scientific committee at

Closing date for Application: 

25 February 2020 with successful applicants notified in early April.

Ceremony Award

Successful applicants will receive their award during the last day of the 2020 CSMBR conference, whose date will be communicated later this month (November 2019), and invited to present a paper on their work.

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