Fellowship Opportunities at the American Philosophical Society Library -- Approaching Deadlines

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Type: 
Fellowship
Subject Fields: 
Anthropology, American History / Studies, History of Science, Medicine, and Technology, Native American History / Studies, Digital Humanities

The American Philosophical Society Library is now accepting applications for long and short-term research fellowships for scholars working in the fields of history of science, technology, and medicine; early American history; and Native American and Indigenous studies. Applicants whose research subjects overlap any other APS Library fellowship programs may also submit applications to other pertinent programs, though only one fellowship can be awarded to an individual.

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

 

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Native American Scholars Initiative (NASI) Fellowships

The American Philosophical Society invites applications for predoctoral, postdoctoral, and short-term research fellowships from 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 and disciplines. 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 among scholars, archives, and indigenous communities.

  • Predoctoral Fellowship (deadline February 2, 2018)

This 12-month residential fellowship is intended for an advanced Ph.D. student working toward completion of the dissertation. A stipend of $25,000 (plus benefits) will be awarded to the successful applicant, who will have desk space at the APS Library. In addition, the predoctoral fellow will receive $5,000 in funding to support outside research, fieldwork, and/or travel. Further information about the fellowship and application process can be found at https://apply.interfolio.com/45725

  • Postdoctoral Fellowship (deadline February 2, 2018)

This 12-month residential fellowship is intended for a recent Ph.D., professor at any level seeking sabbatical support for a research project, or an independent scholar working closely with an Indigenous community on a project. A stipend that includes the option for health benefits will be awarded to the successful applicant, who will have desk space at the APS Library. The stipend will be in the $45-60K range (depending on benefits). In addition, the postdoctoral fellow will receive $5,000 in funding to support outside research, fieldwork, and/or travel. Further information about the fellowship and application process can be found at https://apply.interfolio.com/45733

  • Short-term Digital Knowledge Sharing Fellowship (deadline March 2, 2018)

These fellowships are open to scholars working on Native American and Indigenous 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. The stipend is $3,000 plus the costs associated with visiting the APS for the summer 2018 DKS workshop. Further information about the fellowship and application process can be found at https://apply.interfolio.com/47008

 

Library Long-term Predoctoral Fellowships

  • Friends of the American Philosophical Society Fellowship in Early American History (to 1840) (deadline February 2, 2018)

This 12-month residential fellowship is intended for an advanced Ph.D. student working toward completion of the dissertation. A stipend of $25,000 will be awarded to the successful applicant, who will have desk space at the APS Library. The successful applicant will receive an appointment as a Research Associate at the McNeil Center for Early American Studies, which will provide library and computer privileges at the University of Pennsylvania to those who agree to participate regularly in the McNeil Center’s seminars and other programming (www.mceas.org). Further information about the fellowship and application process can be found at http://apply.interfolio.com/45710.

  • John C. Slater Fellowship in History of Science, Technology, and Medicine (deadline February 2, 2018)

This 12-month residential fellowship is intended for an advanced Ph.D. student working toward completion of the dissertation. A stipend of $25,000 will be awarded to the successful applicant, who will have desk space at the APS Library. The successful applicant will be affiliated with the Consortium for History of Science, Technology, and Medicine (www.pachs.net), which is hosted by the APS. The Consortium comprises 24 cultural, educational, and scientific organizations promoting public and academic understanding of the history of science, technology and medicine. Further information about the fellowship and application process can be found at http://apply.interfolio.com/45706.

 

Library Short-term Fellowships (deadline February 2, 2018)

The APS’s short-term fellowships provide 1- to 3 months of support for researchers in residence who are using Library collections. Fellowships are open to researchers working in all fields who show a demonstrated need to use the Library’s collections for their project. A stipend of $3,000 per month is awarded to all successful applicants for a minimum of one month and a maximum of three months. Approximately 25-30 short-term fellowships are awarded each year. Further information about the fellowship and application process can be found at https://apply.interfolio.com/45740.

 

Digital Humanities Fellowship (deadline March 2, 2018)

The Digital Humanities Fellowship, for up to two months, is open to scholars who are comfortable creating tools and visualizations, as well as those interested in working collaboratively with the APS technology team. Scholars, including graduate students, at any stage of their career may apply. Special consideration will be given to proposals that present APS Library holdings in new and engaging ways. A stipend of $3,000 per month will be awarded to the successful applicant after their arrival at the Library. Further information about the fellowship and application process can be found at https://apply.interfolio.com/46255.

For additional information about fellowships and grants please visit the APS website: https://www.amphilsoc.org/grants/fellowships

Contact Info: 

Adrianna Link, PhD

Head of Scholarly Programs

American Philosophical Society

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