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Phillips Fund for Native American Research

Grants to USA and Canada Scholars for Research on
Native American Language and Ethnohistory

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Funding Source:

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American Philosophical Society (APS)

Deadline Date:

03/01/21

Description:

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Grants of up to $3,500 to USA and Canada postdoctoral scholars and graduate students to conduct research on indigenous peoples of the continental United States and Canada. Funding is intended for research addressing Native American linguistics, ethnohistory, and history of studies. Applicants are advised to initiate applications in advance of the deadline to allow time for the submission of letters of support. The grants are intended for such costs as travel, tapes, films, and consultants' fees.

Recipients of awards are expected to provide the American Philosophical Society with a brief formal report. In addition, the American Philosophical Society Library requests physical or digital copies of any field notes, audio-visual recordings, transcriptions, analyses, or other original materials produced in the process of the grant-funded research for archiving among the Library's extensive research collections as part of the growing Phillips Fund for Native American Research Collection. 

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 178514

Estimated Size of Grant:

The average award is about $3,000; grants do not exceed $3,500.

Term of Contract:

Grants are given for one year following the date of the award.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The committee prefers to support the work of younger scholars who have received the doctorate. Applications are also accepted from graduate students for research on master’s theses or doctoral dissertations.

Grants are not made for projects in archaeology, ethnography, or psycholinguistics; for the purchase of permanent equipment; or for the preparation of pedagogical materials. The committee distinguishes ethnohistory from contemporary ethnography as the study of cultures and cultural change through time.

The committee sometimes approves two awards to the same person within a five-year period.

Work in Mexico and South America is not covered by the Phillips Fund.

Pre-Application Information:

Timeline:
- Deadline: March 1, 2021
- Notification: May 2021

Applicants conducting research with Indigenous communities should provide information on appropriate contacts and the current state of consultation or arrangements made with those communities on any issues of research approval and ethical access that pertain to the proposed research. Details of preparations and plans will be requested within the application.

Letters of support are due on the application deadline. As soon as you fill in the contact information for your letter writers, the system will send a message to them containing complete instructions on how to submit a letter on your behalf. You may want to fill in this section before completing the rest of the application in order to give your letter writers ample time to compose and submit their letters.

Potential applicants are encouraged to contact Brian Carpenter at the APS Center for Native American and Indigenous Research ahead of time with any questions about archiving and access parameters.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply Online:
https://aps.onlineapplicationportal.com/

Questions concerning the eligibility of a project, applicant, or use of funds, as well as requests to confirm receipt of the application and required two letters of support, should be directed to Linda Musumeci, Director of Grants and Fellowships, at LMusumeci@amphilsoc.org, or 215-440-3429.

Brian Carpenter, Curator of Native American Materials, may be reached at bcarpenter@amphilsoc.org or 215-440-3418.

APS Administrative Offices & APS Museum
104 South Fifth Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

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