The American Philosophical Society Library in Philadelphia seeks applicants for short-term research fellowships 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. These funding opportunities are supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Native American Scholars Initiative (NASI). Fellows will be associated with the APS’s Center for Native American and Indigenous Research (CNAIR), which promotes greater collaboration between scholars, archives, and indigenous communities.
The APS Library is pleased to announce these short-term research fellowships aimed to encourage Digital Knowledge Sharing (DKS) among scholars of Native American history and culture. These DKS fellowships are open to scholars working on Native American topics who need to do archival research at the APS Library or elsewhere in order to complete their projects. Preference will be given to those who are working closely with Native communities and who plan to share their research with Native communities.
As part of the program, fellowship recipients will attend a summer workshop hosted by CNAIR staff to share their research with one another and discuss DKS. Following the workshop, fellows will use their allotted travel and research funds during the 2018-19 academic year to work at archives around the country on their own research. While some of these fellows will undoubtedly be in residence at the APS, the fellowship will also support scholars who need to travel to other institutions. The stipend is $3,000 plus the costs associated with visiting the APS for the summer workshop.
All application materials will be submitted via Interfolio (https://apply.interfolio.com/47008). Applicants will submit:
- 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.
Deadline: March 2, 2018.
For additional information about fellowships and grants please visit: www.amphilsoc.org/grants/fellowships.