Foundation / Corporation
American Philosophical Society (APS)
Grants of up to $3,500 to USA and Canada postdoctoral scholars and graduate students to conduct research on Native American ethnohistory, history of studies, and linguistics in the continental US and Canada. 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. The committee distinguishes ethnohistory from contemporary ethnography as the study of cultures and cultural change through time.
Recipients of awards are expected to provide the American Philosophical Society Library with a brief formal report and copies of any field notes, films, audio recordings, transcriptions, etc., produced or acquired in the process of the grant-funded research. The materials will be made available to scholars using the Library’s collections.
GrantWatch ID#: 178514
The average award is about $3,000; grants do not exceed $3,500.
Grants are given for one year following the date of the award.
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.
It is assumed that appropriate contacts and arrangements have or will be made with communities for ethical access and community guidance.
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.
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 deadline to apply is March 1, 2018.
Please note that 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.
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Canada: Alberta British Columbia Manitoba New Brunswick Newfoundland and Labrador Northwest Territories Nova Scotia Nunavut Ontario Prince Edward Island Quebec Saskatchewan Yukon