2020-2021 The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Native American Scholars Initiative (NASI) Digital Knowledge Sharing Fellowships at the American Philosophical Society Library & Museum

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The American Philosophical Society Library & Museum in Philadelphia invites applications for short-term Digital Knowledge Sharing fellowships to support university- and community-based scholars working on digital projects that connect archives and Indigenous communities.


These fellowships are open to scholars at all stages of their careers, especially Native American scholars in training, tribal college and university faculty members, and other scholars working closely with Native communities on projects in Native American and Indigenous Studies and related fields. Past projects have focused on materials housed at the APS as well as collections held at other archives and libraries. The fellowship stipend is $3,000 plus the costs associated with visiting the APS for the summer workshop with other DKS fellows. 


These funding opportunities are supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Native American Scholars Initiative (NASI). Selected fellows will be associated with the APS’s Center for Native American and Indigenous Research (CNAIR), which works with Indigenous communities throughout North America and with scholars in many disciplines. The heart of CNAIR’s mission is working collaboratively to reconnect collections to communities. These efforts focus on enhancing access by providing digital copies of APS materials to Indigenous cultural centers, archives, language programs, and schools, and building lasting, collaborative relationships based upon our shared values of preserving knowledge of the past for the benefit of future generations.


To learn more about CNAIR, available fellowship and internship opportunities, and to browse the APS Library’s holdings related to over 650 different Indigenous cultures, visit www.amphilsoc.org/CNAIR.


All application materials will be submitted online via Interfolio (https://apply.interfolio.com/69465) by Friday, March 6, 2020 at 11:59 pm EST.


Applicants will submit:

  • C.V.,
  • An introductory cover letter explaining project,
  • Three letters of recommendation that offer support of the proposed project and speak to the credentials of the applicant,
  • For those working on a community-based project, a letter of support from the Indigenous community where the project is based is highly recommended.

Contact regarding the Fellowship program and the American Philosophical Society Library & Museum may be directed to Adrianna Link, Ph.D., Head of Scholarly Programs, at alink@amphilsoc.org or by phone at 215-440-3415.


Applicants: Please use Interfolio's help desk for any issues pertaining to the online application process.