Franklin Research Grants and APS/IASH Fellowship

Linda Musumeci's picture
December 2, 2018
Subject Fields: 
American History / Studies, Contemporary History, European History / Studies, Social Sciences, Humanities

The Franklin program is particularly designed to help meet the costs of travel to libraries and archives for research purposes; the purchase of microfilm, photocopies, or equivalent research materials; the costs associated with fieldwork; or laboratory research expenses.

A special program within the Franklin Grant is the APS/Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities Fellowship for Research in Edinburgh. In collaboration with the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (IASH) at the University of Edinburgh, the APS offers a visiting fellowship of between two and four months for research in Edinburgh in the calendar year 2019 in any aspect of the humanities and social sciences. Further information about the IASH, including current research themes, is available at

Applications are submitted through the IASH. Information and forms are available at Note that there is no need to fill out a separate Franklin application, and candidates not selected for an IASH Fellowship will be considered for a Franklin Research Grant.

The deadline for applications and two letters of support is December 3, 2018, for a January 2019 decision for work in April 2019 through January 2020.

Applicants are expected to have a doctorate or to have published work of doctoral character and quality. Ph.D. candidates are not eligible to apply, but the Society is particularly interested in supporting the work of young scholars who have recently received the doctorate. Independent scholars and faculty members at all four-year and two-year research and non-research institutions are welcome to apply provided that all eligibility guidelines are met. American citizens and residents of the United States may use their Franklin awards at home or abroad. Foreign nationals not affiliated with a U.S. institution must use their Franklin awards for research in the United States. Applicants who have previously received a Franklin grant may reapply after an interval of two years.

Funding is offered up to a maximum of $6,000. Grants are not retroactive.

For further information and access to the application portal, please visit

Contact Info: 

Linda Musumeci
Director of Grants and Fellowships
American Philosophical Society

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