American Geographical Society Library Research Fellowships

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee: American Geographical Society Library

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Anticipated deadline: Dec 15, 2020

Grant amount: Up to US $2,000

Fields of work: Geography

Applicant type: Faculty, Working Professional, PhD Student

Funding uses: Fellowship

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: United States

Exclusive to minorities: Yes

Degree requirements: Applicants must be on the last year of their PhD

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The American Geographical Society Library Research Fellowship program is intended to help bring to the AGS Library scholars who reside beyond commuting distance of UWM, and whose research would benefit from extensive use of the Library. Established by Helen and John S. Best, this fellowship opportunity now continues through the generous donations of members of the AGSL community who wish to continue the vision of the Bests. The Best family members are longtime supporters of UWM and the UWM Libraries and we are happy to continue to provide support for research in the AGSL collections.

Research projects supported by the Fellowship program must fall within the wide range of subject areas that could be supported by the Library. Examples include history of cartography (including cartobibliography), history of geographic thought, discovery and exploration, historical geography, and other history themes with a significant geographical component.

Fellowships can last up to four weeks and provide a weekly stipend of $500.00 ($2,000 maximum- Stipends are subject to IRS withholdings.) to help defray the travel and living expenses relative to the residency.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Candidates for Fellowships are either established scholars, or doctoral students who have completed their course work and are at the stage of writing their dissertations.

This page was last reviewed December 16, 2019 and last updated December 16, 2019