Library Resident Research
American Philosophical Society
The American Philosophical Society Library offers short-term residential fellowships for conducting research in its collections.
We are a leading international center for research in the history of American science and technology and its
European roots, as well as early American history and culture.
The Library houses over 8 million manuscript items, 250,000 volumes of printed materials, and thousands of maps and
prints. Collections are renowned for their depth and interdisciplinary strengths in diverse fields, including Early American
History and Culture to 1840 • Atlantic History • Intellectual History • Travel, Exploration and Expeditions • History
of Science, Technology and Medicine • History of Biochemistry, Physiology and Biophysics including 20th-Century
Medical Research • History of Eugenics and Genetics • History of Physics, especially Quantum Physics • History of Natural
History in the 18th and 19th Centuries • Anthropology, particularly Native American History, Culture and Languages
• Caribbean and Slavery Studies. The Library does not hold materials on philosophy in the modern sense.
Comprehensive, searchable guides and finding aids to our collections are available online at www.amphilsoc.org/library
 (see the drop-downs under “Library” \ “Catalogs and Guides”)
The fellowships, funded by generous benefactors, are open to both U.S. citizens and foreign nationals. Applicants in any
relevant field of scholarship may apply. Candidates who live 75 or more miles from Philadelphia receive some preference.
A stipend of $2,000 per month is awarded for a minimum of one month and a maximum of three months. The duration
of award is requested by the candidate, but the final decision is made by the Fellowship Committee.
Fellowships may be taken any time beginning 1 June 2010 and must be completed by 31 May 2011. Fellows are required
to be in residence at the Library for four to twelve consecutive weeks, depending upon the length of the award. Awards
are taxable income, but the Society is not required to report payments. It is understood that recipients will discuss their
reporting obligations with their tax advisors.
Deadline and Notification
Application procedures are undergoing revision, and will be entirely online. Please check back later. You may also send a
message of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org and you will be notified when the new procedures are in place and
ready for use. The next application deadline is 1 March 2010.
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BIE Program |
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History and Culture |
Library Resident Fellowships |
Native American Research |
Creative Writing |
Crime and Justice Data |
W.E. Upjohn Institute |
Tinker Foundation |
ACLS Grant |
East European Studies |
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