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Grants to USA Scholars and Doctoral Graduates for
Costs Associated with Research and Fieldwork

Franklin Research Grants

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American Philosophical Society (APS)

Deadline Date:

01/31/22 - Deadline for APS/Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities Fellowship for Research in Edinburgh

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Grants of up to $6,000 to USA scholars and doctoral graduates for expenses related to non-commercial research in any area of knowledge. Funding is intended to support laboratory research expenses, fieldwork costs, travel to archives and libraries, and the purchase of microfilm, photocopies, and similar research materials.

Special programs within the Franklin Research Grants include:

  • APS/British Academy Fellowship for Research in London: In collaboration with the British Academy, the APS offers an exchange postdoctoral fellowship for a minimum of one and a maximum of two months’ research in the archives and libraries of London. This award includes travel expenses between the United States and the United Kingdom and a monthly subsistence paid by the APS
  • APS/Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities Fellowship for Research in Edinburgh: In collaboration with the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (IASH) at the University of Edinburgh, the APS offers a visiting fellowship of between two and four months for research in Edinburgh in any aspect of the humanities and social sciences.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 163655

Estimated Size of Grant:

Funding is offered up to a maximum of $6,000.

Term of Contract:

Franklin Research Grants Project Period:
- January 2021 decision for work in February 2022 through January 2023 (for the October 1, 2021 deadline)
- March 2022 decision for work in April 2022 through January 2023 (for the December 1, 2021 deadline)

APS/British Academy Fellowship for Research in London Project Period:
- A minimum of one and a maximum of two months’ research in the archives and libraries of London during 2022.

APS/Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities Fellowship for Research in Edinburgh Project Period:
- Between two and four months for research in Edinburgh in the calendar year 2022.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants are expected to have a doctorate or to have published work of doctoral character and quality. Ph.D. candidates are not eligible to apply, but the Society is particularly interested in supporting the work of young scholars who have recently received the doctorate. Independent scholars and faculty members at all four-year and two-year research and non-research institutions are welcome to apply provided that all eligibility guidelines are met.

American citizens and residents of the United States may use their Franklin awards at home or abroad. Applicants may be 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. They may apply for funding to carry out projects anywhere in the world.

Foreign nationals not affiliated with a U.S. institution must use their Franklin awards for research in the United States.

Grants are made to individuals. Institutions are not eligible to apply.

Franklin grants are made for noncommercial research. They are not intended to meet the expenses of attending conferences or the costs of publication.

The Society makes no grants for academic study or classroom presentation, for travel to conferences, for non-scholarly projects, for assistance with translation, or for the preparation of materials for use by students.

The Society does not pay overhead or indirect costs to any institution, and grant funds are not to be used to pay income tax on the award.

Grants will not be made to replace salary during a leave of absence or earnings from summer teaching; pay living expenses while working at home; cover the costs of consultants or research assistants; or purchase permanent equipment such as computers, cameras, tape recorders, or laboratory apparatus.

Pre-Application Information:

Deadlines
For applications and two letters of support:
- October 1, 2021, for a January 2022 decision for work in February 2022 through January 2023.
- December 1, 2021, for a March 2022 decision for work in April 2022 through January 2023.

Note that end dates will be considered flexible/negotiable due to COVID-19 travel restrictions and closures.

The above deadlines are receipt deadlines for all materials, including letters of support. If the posted deadline falls on a weekend or a holiday, the deadline is the following business day.

Special Programs within the Franklin Research Grants:
- APS/British Academy Fellowship for Research in London: Candidates should specify that they are asking for the British Academy Fellowship and apply by October 1; applicants not selected for the British Academy Fellowship will be considered for a Franklin Research Grant.
- APS/Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities Fellowship for Research in Edinburgh - The deadline is January 31, 2022, 5:00 PM BST.

The applications for the British Academy Fellowship and the Franklin Research Grant are one and the same. Simply apply to the Franklin program by October 1 and indicate that you would also like to be considered for the British Academy Fellowship. There is no need to fill out any other application.

The IASH Fellowship application found at the link in Contact Information below will also serve as an application to the Franklin program so there is no need to fill out a separate Franklin application.

Applicants who have previously received a Franklin grant may reapply after an interval of two years.

About the IASH Fellowship: http://www.iash.ed.ac.uk/american-philosophical-society-fellowship

Eligibility Guidelines: https://aps.onlineapplicationportal.com/misc/guidelines/

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Online application portal for Franklin Research Grants and British Academy Fellowship: https://aps.onlineapplicationportal.com/

The IASH Fellowship online application can be found at: https://www.iash.ed.ac.uk/application-form

Questions should be directed to:
Linda Musumeci, Director of Grants and Fellowships
LMusumeci@amphilsoc.org
215-440-3429

Director of Grants and Fellowships
104 South Fifth Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

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