The Library & Museum of the American Philosophical Society in Philadelphia invites applications for short-term research fellowships for projects seeking to make use of its collections.
The 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, Native American languages and culture, and the development of American anthropology. The Library & Museum houses over 14 million manuscripts; 275,000 volumes of printed materials and bound periodicals; 250,000 images, fine art, and other objects; thousands of maps and prints; and more than 3,500 hours of audio recordings of Native American languages.
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.
Deadline: March 5, 2021
Indigenous Community Research Fellowship
These short-term fellowships offer up to $5,000 to support research by Indigenous community members and others regardless of background seeking to examine Library & Museum materials in support of Indigenous community-based priorities.
To apply, please submit materials to https://apply.interfolio.com/80835
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/79138
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/80954
Contact regarding the fellowship program and the Library & Museum of the American Philosophical Society may be directed to Adrianna Link, Ph.D., Head of Scholarly Programs, at firstname.lastname@example.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.