Grant of the Week: Short-Term Fellowship Opportunities at the American Philosophical Society Library
Every week, Perspectives Daily showcases a new grant, fellowship, or scholarship of interest to historians which has been posted to our free Calendar. This week we are featuring short term fellowships from the American Philosophical Society Library.
The American Philosophical Society Library in Philadelphia invites applications for short-term research fellowships for scholars working in all fields, and especially those working on projects pertaining to the history of science, technology, and medicine; early American history; and Native American and Indigenous studies.
The strongest applications will demonstrate a clear need to consult materials housed in the APS Library and will list which collections will be used during the fellowship term. Comprehensive, searchable guides and finding aids to our collections are available online at www.amphilsoc.org/library.
Applications for all short-term fellowship opportunities may be submitted no later than Friday, March 1, 2019 at 11:59 EST.
Library Resident Short-Term Research Fellowship
The APS’s short-term fellowships provide 1- to 3 months of support for researchers in residence who are using Library collections. Fellowships are open to researchers working in all fields who show a demonstrated need to use the Library’s collections for their project. A stipend of $3,000 per month is awarded to all successful applicants for a minimum of one month and a maximum of three months.
To apply, please submit materials to https://apply.interfolio.com/56014.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Native American Scholars Initiative (NASI) Digital Knowledge Sharing Fellowship
These fellowships complement the collaborative work undertaken by the Library’s Center for Native American and Indigenous Research (CNAIR) to support university- and community-based scholars working on digital projects that connect archives and Indigenous communities. DKS fellowships are open to scholars at all stages of their careers, especially Native American scholars in training, tribal college and university faculty members, and other scholars working closely with Native communities. Applicants may use materials hosted at the APS Library as well as those held at other archives and libraries.
Successful applicants will receive a stipend of $3,000 plus the costs associated with visiting the APS in Philadelphia to attend a summer workshop with other DKS fellows.
To apply, please submit materials to https://apply.interfolio.com/56341.
Digital Humanities Fellowship
These one-month fellowships are open to scholars at all stages of their careers who are developing digital projects that: 1) utilize the APS’s Library holdings to advance a digital component of an independent research project, or, 2) seek to apply existing tools and expertise to digital projects developed in collaboration with the Library’s Center for Digital Scholarship.
- Successful applicants will receive a stipend of $3,000 per month upon arrival at the APS Library.
- Possible collaborative projects will focus on the Center’s Open Data Initiative and would explore data sets created from either a) the Benjamin Franklin postal records kept during his tenure as Postmaster of Colonial Philadelphia, 1748-1752, or b) datasets created from a stout volume of indenture records for servants and redemptioners coming through the port of Philadelphia during the 1770s. Applicants interested in working on these project need not have special expertise in early American history.
To apply, please submit materials to http://apply.interfolio.com/56792.
End: March 1, 2019
More Info: https://www.amphilsoc.org/grants/fellowships
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