2023-2024 Residential Fellowship Opportunities, Library & Museum of the American Philosophical Society

Adrianna Link's picture
March 3, 2023
Pennsylvania, United States
Subject Fields: 
American History / Studies, History of Science, Medicine, and Technology, Native American History / Studies, Digital Humanities

The Library & Museum of the American Philosophical Society in Philadelphia invites applications for short-term research fellowships for projects in all fields working on research projects utilizing its collections.

The APS's Library & Museum’s collections make it among the premier institutions for documenting and exhibiting the history of the American Revolution and founding, the history of science from Newton to NASA, and Indigenous languages and cultures. The Society’s collections include more than 14 million pages of manuscripts, 275,000 bound volumes, 250,000 images, thousands of hours of audio tape, and 3,360 three-dimensional artifacts and fine art objects. It is home to three research centers: the Center for Native American and Indigenous Research (CNAIR), which has worked with over 80 Native American and Indigenous communities since 2014; the Center for Digital Scholarship, which interprets and expands access to APS collections through digital projects and open source data; and the David Center for the American Revolution, a partnership with the David Library of the American Revolution that formed a new research center for the American Revolution at the APS and brought the David Library’s collection of Revolutionary-era manuscripts, hundreds of rare books and pamphlets, 8,000 reference volumes, and 9,000 reels of microfilm to Philadelphia.

Comprehensive, searchable guides and finding aids to our collections are available online at https://www.amphilsoc.org/library/search-collections and http://amphilsoc.pastperfectonline.com/.

See individual fellowship descriptions below for more information and instructions on how to apply. For a complete listing of all APS grant and fellowship opportunities, visit www.amphilsoc.org/grants/fellowships.

Short-Term Residential Research Fellowships

Deadline: March 3, 2023


Digital Humanities Fellowships

The American Philosophical Society offers fellowships to scholars working to interpret archival materials through emerging technologies for up to 2 months to advance a digital research project.

To apply, please submit materials to https://apply.interfolio.com/116950 


David Center for the American Revolution Short-Term Research Fellowship

These one month fellowships provide $3,000 for researchers working on projects about the American Revolution and Founding Era who show a demonstrated need to use the APS’s Library & Museum collections.

To apply, please submit materials to https://apply.interfolio.com/116940 


David Center for the American Revolution Research Fellowships for International Scholars

These short-term fellowships support research by scholars based outside the United States seeking to examine materials at the APS's Library & Museum or other archives in the United States related to topics on the American Revolution and Founding Era. Applicants must submit a timeline at the time of application outlining the duration and locations of the proposed work.

To apply, please submit materials to https://apply.interfolio.com/116947


Swan Foundation Short-Term Resident Research Fellowship for Revolutionary-Era Material Culture

This fellowship provides one month of support to work in the artifact collections of the Swan Historical Foundation, the American Philosophical Society, and other repositories in the Greater Philadelphia Region.

To apply, please submit materials to https://apply.interfolio.com/116953 


Short-Term Resident Research Fellowships

One- to three-month fellowships are available for Ph.D. candidates, holders of the Ph.D., and degreed independent scholars, within any field of study that requires using the collections of the APS's Library & Museum.

To apply, please submit materials to https://apply.interfolio.com/116937 

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

The American Philosophical Society is committed to maintaining the highest standards of scholarly excellence while supporting a working and intellectual environment that fosters an inclusive atmosphere for learning, prizes diverse origins and points of view, advances equal opportunities to learn and communicate, and encourages the widest possible access to its collections. The APS has titled these goals the APS IDEA (Inclusivity, Diversity, Equality, and Access) for its enduring institutional commitment to these values.

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