Phillips Fund for Native American Research

The Phillips Fund of the American Philosophical Society provides grants for research in Native American linguistics, ethnohistory, and the history of studies of Native Americans, in the continental United States and Canada.

The grants are intended for such costs as travel, tapes, films, and consultants' fees. Grants are not made for projects in archaeology, ethnography, or psycholinguistics; for the purchase of permanent equipment; or for the preparation of pedagogical materials. The committee distinguishes ethnohistory from contemporary ethnography as the study of cultures and cultural change through time.

The committee prefers to support the work of younger scholars who have received the doctorate. Applications are also accepted from graduate students for research on master’s theses or doctoral dissertations.

It is assumed that appropriate contacts and arrangements have or will be made with communities for ethical access and community guidance.

Grants do not exceed $3,500. 

Recipients of awards are expected to provide the American Philosophical Society Library with a brief formal report and copies of any field notes, films, audio recordings, transcriptions, etc., produced or acquired in the process of the grant-funded research. Materials will be made available to scholars using the collections.

Please visit https://www.amphilsoc.org/grants/phillips-fund-native-american-research for further details.