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Sewell Stipend to attend the APHA Annual Meeting: History & Purpose

This page contains the most current Sewell Stipend FAQ, the call for applicants, an a link to the application itself. Be sure your review the FAQ before submitting an application!

History and Purpose of the Sewell Fund

The late Dr. Winifred Sewell worked with several professional associations during her long career in medical and pharmacy librarianship/information technology. This led to her appreciation of the key role that librarians and information professionals can play in raising the quality of health care. Convinced that interacting with public health and pharmacy colleagues would forge a much deeper understanding of the users’ roles and needs, she established the Grace and Harold Sewell Memorial Fund, Inc. (The Fund) to provide financial support to librarians and information providers who plan to attend the annual meetings of the American Public Health Association and the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy. The first stipends were awarded in 2001.

Purpose

The Fund aims to increase librarians’ effectiveness at providing reliable/relevant information to health care professionals in the fields of public health and pharmacy. To achieve this purpose, the Fund awards reimbursement funds to librarians and other information professionals to defray association membership/registration/travel and per diem expenses of attending and/or participating in activities of the American Public Health Association (APHA).

Attend APHA

Be sure your carefully review the FAQ before completing the application.

See the Call for Applicants which has information on the current APHA.