The American Philosophical Society in Philadelphia offers short-term fellowships with stipend for conducting in-residence research in its collections. Fellowships are open to: U.S. citizens and foreign nationals who are holders of the Ph.D. or equivalent, Ph.D. candidates who have passed their preliminary examinations, and independent scholars. Collections are especially notable for their depth and importance in a broad group of fields, including: Early American History and Culture to 1840; Travel, Exploration and Expeditions; Intellectual History; Anthropology, especially Native American history, culture and languages; History of Science, Technology and Medicine; Natural History; History of Eugenics and Genetics; History of Physics and Astronomy. Comprehensive guides are accessible at or contact the Library for additional help.

Stipend: $2,000 per month is awarded for a minimum of one month and a maximum of three months. Fellows must be in residence in the Library during consecutive weeks any time between 1 June 2008 and 31 May 2009.

Applications are due no later than 1 March 2008 (receipt deadline). Notifications are sent in May. Applications are evaluated based on the quality of the project, the letters of recommendation, and the relevance of the APS Library’s collections to the project.

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