American Philosophical Society Fellowship at the Institute for Advanced Students in the Humanities

American Philosophical Society

Job Type: Fellowship

Application Deadline: January 31, 2019

Through its Franklin Research Grants program, the American Philosophical Society sponsors one Fellowship per year at the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (IASH), for research in Edinburgh.  The Fellowship is for two to four months and is for research in any aspect of the humanities and social sciences. The Fellowship is available only to residents of the United States (either American citizens or foreign nationals or permanent residents affiliated with a U.S. institution) or American citizens resident abroad.

A bursary of up to $6,000 will be offered to successful candidates to contribute towards travel expenses and a monthly subsistence payment.

Fellows will be expected to give a presentation about their research during their stay at IASH, and to provide a project and financial report at the end of their Fellowship. Please see Notes for guidance below for more detail on eligibility and obligations.

Application procedure

Closing date

The closing date for the receipt of the next round of applications is 31 January 2019.

Applications received after that date will not be considered. Successful candidates will be notified by email by the end of April 2019 with a formal letter of confirmation to follow; please ensure that you supply a valid email address so that you can be contacted quickly after decisions are made.

The application form

You can find our application form here.

As well as the application form, you will be asked to supply a short CV (no more than one page, listing publications related to your proposal, and up to ten most significant publications) and a project proposal of no more than two pagesincluding a bibliography and budget statement. Your budget should detail amounts for travel, subsistence, photo-reproduction, supplies / other (please specify) and a total amount requested. You should then provide a short statement explaining the reasons for the requested budget allocations.

If languages other than English are required for your project, please also outline the degree of your conversational and reading competence in each.

If you have received a grant from the American Philosophical Society in the past, please give the title(s), year(s), and amount(s). If you have applied for other grants to support the same project during the same time period, please also list these in your application.


  1. Two confidential references are required from outside the institution of the applicant. Only one may be from a mentor.
  2. Referees should comment on the nature and quality of the research proposal, as well as on the qualifications of the applicant. References should be no longer than one page, and must directly address the project outlined in the proposal.

Applicants should ask their referees to send their references by email to the Institute Director at by 31 January 2019.

Posted: August 21, 2018