Long-Term Residential Fellowships, American Philosophical Society Library & Museum

Job Type: Fellowship

Application Deadline: January 31, 2020


The APS 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 and Indigenous languages and culture, and the development of American anthropology. The Library & Museum houses over 13 million manuscripts; 350,000 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. Comprehensive, searchable guides and finding aids to our collections are available online here (library) and here (online collections).

Postdoctoral fellowships are available for scholars working on projects in Native American and Indigenous studies; predoctoral opportunities are open to advanced Ph.D. candidates working on dissertations in the fields of Native American and Indigenous studies, Early American History, and the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine. For a complete listing of all APS grant and fellowship opportunities (including undergraduate summer internship and short-term fellowship opportunities), please visit our website.

The deadline for applications for all long-term residential fellowships is Friday, January 31, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. EST. Individual fellowship descriptions and instructions on how to apply are below.

The APS Library & Museum invites applications for the following 1-year residential fellowships:

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Native American Scholars Initiative (NASI) Postdoctoral Fellowship

This 12-month fellowship is intended for a recent Ph.D., professor at any level seeking sabbatical support for a research project, or an independent scholar working closely with an Indigenous community on a project.

  • Applicants will receive a stipend of $45,000-$60,000 for twelve months, depending on health insurance needs and other factors. An additional $5,000 will be provided to support outside research and travel.
  • Applications are open to scholars working on projects in Native American and Indigenous Studies and related fields and in all periods of time. Preference will be given to those who have experience working with Indigenous communities.
  • The successful applicant will be based at the Library & Museum’s Center for Native American and Indigenous Research (CNAIR), which aims to promote greater collaboration between scholars, archives, and indigenous communities.

To apply, please submit materials here.

 

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Native American Scholars Initiative (NASI) Predoctoral Fellowship

This 12-month fellowship is intended for advanced Ph.D. students working toward the completion of the dissertation.

  • Applicants will receive a stipend of $25,000, plus travel and research funds, to support twelve months of work in Native American and Indigenous Studies or allied fields.
  • Applications are open to scholars working on projects in Native American and Indigenous Studies and related fields and in all periods of time. Preference will be given to those who have experience working with Native communities.
  • The successful applicant will be based at the Library & Museum’s Center for Native American and Indigenous Research (CNAIR), which aims to promote greater collaboration between scholars, archives, and indigenous communities.

To apply, please submit materials here.

 

Friends of the American Philosophical Society Predoctoral Fellowship in Early American History (to 1840)

This 12-month fellowship is intended for advanced Ph.D. students working toward the completion of the dissertation.

  • Applicants will receive a stipend of $25,000 to support twelve months of work on topics pertaining to early American history (to 1840).
  • The successful applicant will receive an appointment as a Research Associate at the McNeil Center for Early American Studies, which will provide library and computer privileges at the University of Pennsylvania to those who agree to participate regularly in the McNeil Center’s seminars and other programming.

To apply, please submit materials here.

 

John C. Slater Predoctoral Fellowship in the History of Science

This 12-month fellowship is intended for advanced Ph.D. students working toward the completion of the dissertation.

  • Applicants will receive a stipend of $25,000 to support twelve months of work on topics pertaining to the history of science, broadly defined.
  • Applicants’ research must pertain to topics in the history of science or related fields.
  • The successful applicant will be affiliated with the Consortium for History of Science, Technology, and Medicine.

To apply, please submit materials here.

Contact regarding the Fellowship program at the American Philosophical Society Library & Museum may be directed to Adrianna Link, Ph.D., Head of Scholarly Programs, at alink@amphilsoc.org or by phone at 215-440-3415.

Applicants: Please use Interfolio’s help desk for any issues pertaining to the online application process.

Posted: January 21, 2020