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American Philosophical Society Franklin Research Grants
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12/1/2011
When: December 1, 2011
Contact: Linda Musumeci

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Since 1933 the American Philosophical Society has awarded small grants to scholars in order to support the cost of research leading to publication in all areas of knowledge. In 2010–2011 the Franklin Research Grants program awarded $330,000 to 62 scholars, and the Society expects to make a similar number of awards in this year’s competition. The Franklin program is particularly designed to help meet the costs of travel to libraries and archives for research purposes; the purchase of microfilm, photocopies, or equivalent research materials; the costs associated with fieldwork; or laboratory research expenses.

Special Programs 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 during 2012. This award includes travel expenses between the United States and the United Kingdom and a monthly subsistence paid by the APS. 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
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 the calendar year 2012 in any aspect of the humanities and social sciences. To maximize the benefits of the fellowship, applicants are strongly encouraged to schedule their visit to overlap with one of the two main teaching semesters (January–March and September–December). This award includes travel expenses between the United States and the United Kingdom, a private office, library and research facilities at the IASH, and a monthly subsistence paid by the APS. Travel expenses and the monthly subsistence amount will not exceed the maximum APS award of $6,000. Candidates should specify that they are asking for the IASH Fellowship, and apply by October 1; applicants not selected for the IASH Fellowship will be considered for a Franklin Research Grant.

Further information about the IASH, including current research themes, is available at http://www.iash.ed.ac.uk/. Eligibility 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. American citizens and residents of the United States may use their Franklin awards at home or abroad. Foreign nationals not affiliated with a U.S. institution must use their Franklin awards for research in the United States. Applicants who have received Franklin grants may reapply after an interval of two years. Awards Funding is offered up to a maximum of $6,000 for use in calendar year 2012. Grants are not retroactive.

Deadlines:
For applications and two letters of support: October 1, 2011, for a January 2012 decision for work in February through December (In 2011, the effective deadline will fall on Monday, October 3.)
December 1, 2011, for a March 2012 decision for work in April through December

Application: The Franklin application will be available at the portal on or before August 1. The portal may be accessed at the APS website, www.amphilsoc.org/grants/franklin

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