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The Beit Fellowships for Medical Research
The Beit fellowships for reseach in medicine and the allied sciences were founded in 1909 by the munificent gift of $1,150,000 from Sir Otto Beit, a gift for which there was no precedent in English medicine. The annual income has ever since been used for the endowment of fellows engaged in research. The fellowships are whole-time appointments, though teaching related to the allied branch of science is permitted. The candidate selects the subject of his research and in submitting gives an account of his previous career to referees who will give evidence of his fitness. The value of the fellowships is $2,000 per annum for three years, $2,500 for the fourth year and $3,500 for the fifth, sixth and seventh years. The total number of fellows elected so far is 130 and but for the war would have been greater. The type of the
LONDON. JAMA. 1930;95(9):672. doi:10.1001/jama.1930.02720090034017