2022-2023 Sabbatical, Postdoctoral, and Predoctoral Fellowship Opportunities, Library & Museum of the American Philosophical Society

American Philosophical Society

Job Type: Fellowship

Application Deadline: January 28, 2022


The Library & Museum of the American Philosophical Society in Philadelphia invites applications for sabbatical, postdoctoral, predoctoral, and short-term research fellowships for projects in all fields, and particularly those pertaining to Native American and Indigenous Studies, Early American History and Culture, and the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine.

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.

Long-Term Fellowships
Deadline: January 28, 2022

APS-NEH Sabbatical Fellowship
This fellowship offers $5,000 per month for 6 or 12 months to a mid-career or senior scholar seeking sabbatical support for the completion of a book project in all fields. These opportunities are funded by The National Endowment for the Humanities.
To apply, please submit materials to https://apply.interfolio.com/98822

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Native American Scholars Initiative Postdoctoral Fellowship
This 12-month fellowship offers $45-60K plus health benefits for a recent Ph.D., professor seeking sabbatical support, or an independent scholar working closely with an Indigenous community on a project.
To apply, please submit materials to https://apply.interfolio.com/98494

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Native American Scholars Initiative Predoctoral Fellowship
These fellowships offer $25,000 to an advanced Ph.D. student working on a dissertation in Native American and Indigenous Studies.
To apply, please submit materials to https://apply.interfolio.com/98495

David Center for the American Revolution Predoctoral Fellowship
This 12-month fellowship offers $25,000 to an advanced Ph.D. student working on a dissertation about the American Revolution and Founding Era.
To apply, please submit materials to https://apply.interfolio.com/98350

John C. Slater Predoctoral Fellowship in the History of Science
This 12-month fellowship offers $25,000 to an advanced Ph.D. student working on a dissertation pertaining to the history of science, broadly defined.
To apply, please submit materials to https://apply.interfolio.com/98484

Friends of the American Philosophical Society Predoctoral Fellowship
This 12-month fellowship offers $25,000 to an advanced Ph.D. candidate in any field working on a dissertation related to Library & Museum collections.
To apply, please submit materials to https://apply.interfolio.com/98499

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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 alink@amphilsoc.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.

Posted: November 18, 2021