2021-2022 Fellowship Opportunities, Library & Museum of the American Philosophical Society

The Library & Museum of the American Philosophical Society in Philadelphia invites applications for postdoctoral, predoctoral, and short-term research fellowships for projects 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.

Postdoctoral Fellowships

Deadline: January 29, 2021 [excluding Mellon Postdoctoral Curatorial]

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Postdoctoral Curatorial Fellowship

**Note: The deadline for this opportunity is December 4, 2020.**

This 24-month fellowship offers $51,548 plus benefits and hands-on curatorial experience to a recent Ph.D. interested in exploring career paths in libraries, museums, and cultural heritage institutions.

To apply, please submit materials to https://apply.interfolio.com/79200

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/79204

David Center for the American Revolution Postdoctoral Fellowship

This 24-month fellowship offers $50,000 per year to support a recent Ph.D., professor seeking sabbatical support, or an independent scholar working on a project about the American Revolution and Founding Era.

To apply, please submit materials to https://apply.interfolio.com/80961

 

Predoctoral Fellowships

Deadline: January 29, 2021

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

These fellowships offer $25,000 (12 months) or $12,500 (6 months) for advanced Ph.D. students working toward the completion of the dissertation in Native American and Indigenous Studies.

To apply, please submit materials to https://apply.interfolio.com/79205

David Center for the American Revolution Predoctoral Fellowship

This 12-month fellowship offers $25,000 to an advanced Ph.D. student finishing a dissertation about the American Revolution and Founding Era.

To apply, please submit materials to https://apply.interfolio.com/80960

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

This 12-month fellowship offers $25,000 to support twelve months of work on dissertation topics pertaining to early American history (to 1840).

To apply, please submit materials to https://apply.interfolio.com/79202

John C. Slater Predoctoral Fellowship in the History of Science

This 12-month fellowship offers $25,000 to support twelve months of work on dissertation topics pertaining to the history of science, broadly defined.

To apply, please submit materials to https://apply.interfolio.com/79197%20

 

Short-Term Fellowships

Deadline: March 5, 2021

Indigenous Community Research Fellowship

These short-term fellowships offer up to $5,000 to support research by Indigenous community members and others regardless of background seeking to examine Library & Museum materials in support of Indigenous community-based priorities.

To apply, please submit materials to https://apply.interfolio.com/80835

David Center for the American Revolution Short-Term Research Fellowship

These one month fellowships provide $3,000 for researchers working on projects about the American Revolution and Founding Era who show a demonstrated need to use the APS’s Library & Museum collections.

To apply, please submit materials to https://apply.interfolio.com/79138

Swan Foundation Short-Term Resident Research Fellowship for Revolutionary-Era Material Culture

This fellowship provides one month of support to work in the artifact collections of the Swan Historical Foundation, the American Philosophical Society, and other repositories in the Greater Philadelphia Region.

To apply, please submit materials to https://apply.interfolio.com/80954

 

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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.