Franklin Research Grants

American Philosophical Society

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Grant amount: Up to US $6,000

Next anticipated deadline: Oct 1, 2020

Later anticipated deadlines: Dec 2, 2020

Applicant type: Unaffiliated Researcher Faculty Postdoctoral Researcher

Funding uses: Conference, Research

Location of project: United States

Location of residency: Anywhere in the world

Degree requirements: Applicants must have a completed PhD

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Overview:

Since 1933 the APS has awarded small grants to scholars in order to support the cost of research leading to publication in all areas of knowledge. In 2018–2019 the Franklin Research Grants program awarded $550,000 to 105 scholars, and the Society expects to make a similar number of awards in this year’s competition.

Scope

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.

Franklin grants are made for noncommercial research. They are not intended to meet the expenses of attending conferences or the costs of publication. The Society does not pay overhead or indirect costs to any institution, and grant funds are not to be used to pay income tax on the award. Grants will not be made to replace salary during a leave of absence or earnings from summer teaching; pay living expenses while working at home; cover the costs of consultants or research assistants; or purchase permanent equipment such as computers, cameras, tape recorders, or laboratory apparatus.

Special Programs within the Franklin Research Grants

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 2020. 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 2020 in any aspect of the humanities and social sciences. Information on how to apply is available here. The deadline is January 31, 2020.

Awards

Funding is offered up to a maximum of $6,000. Grants are not retroactive.

Grants are payable to the individual applicant. Franklin grants are taxable income, but the Society is not required to report payments. It is recommended that grant recipients discuss their reporting obligations with their tax advisors.

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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.
  • Independent scholars and faculty members at all four-year and two-year research and non-research institutions are welcome to apply provided that all eligibility guidelines are met.
  • 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 previously received a Franklin grant may reapply after an interval of two years.

Preferences:

  • The Society is particularly interested in supporting the work of young scholars who have recently received the doctorate.

Ineligibility:

  • This grants are not intended to meet the expenses of attending conferences or the costs of publication.
  • The Society does not pay overhead or indirect costs to any institution, and grant funds are not to be used to pay income tax on the award.
  • Grants will not be made to:
    • replace salary during a leave of absence or earnings from summer teaching
    • pay living expenses while working at home
    • cover the costs of consultants or research assistants or
    • purchase permanent equipment such as computers, cameras, tape recorders, or laboratory apparatus
  • Franklin grants are taxable income, but the Society is not required to report payments.
  • Ph.D. candidates are not eligible to apply.
  • Grants are not retroactive.