Foundation / Corporation
American Philosophical Society (APS)
Grants of up to $6,000 to USA scholars for research in the sciences, humanities, or any other area of knowledge. The Funding Source is particularly interested in applicants that have recently completed their doctorates. Funding is intended to help cover the costs of travel to libraries and archives, laboratory research expenses, fieldwork expenses, as well as for the purchase of microfilm, photocopies, or equivalent research materials.
Special programs within the Franklin Research Grants include the APS/British Academy Fellowship for Research in London and the APS/Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities Fellowship for Research in Edinburgh. For details, see the RFP URL below.
GrantWatch ID#: 163655
In 2016–2017, 89 grants were awarded, and the Society expects to make a similar number of awards in this year’s competition.
Funding is offered up to a maximum of $6,000.
This funding cycle is intended for work in April 2018 through January 2019.
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.
Franklin grants are made for noncommercial research. They are not intended to meet the expenses of attending conferences or the costs of publication.
The Society does not pay overhead or indirect costs to any institution, and grant funds are not to be used to pay income tax on the award. Grants will not be made to replace salary during a leave of absence or earnings from summer teaching; pay living expenses while working at home; cover the costs of consultants or research assistants; or purchase permanent equipment such as computers, cameras, tape recorders, or laboratory apparatus.
- October 2, for a January 2018 decision for work in February 2018 through January 2019.
- December 1, for a March 2018 decision for work in April 2018 through January 2019.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
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Linda Musumeci, Director of Grants and Fellowships
Executive Offices and Museum Gallery
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Philadelphia, PA 19106-3387
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