Phillips Fund for Native American Research Program

American Philosophical Society

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Grant amount: Up to US $3,500

Deadline: Mar 2, 2020

Applicant type: Graduate Student Postdoctoral Researcher

Funding uses: Research

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: Canada, United States

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The Phillips Fund of the American Philosophical Society provides grants for research in Native American linguistics, ethnohistory, and the history of studies of Native Americans, in the continental United States and Canada. The committee distinguishes ethnohistory from contemporary ethnography as the study of cultures and culture change through time. 

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


  • Applications are accepted from graduate students for research on master’s theses or doctoral dissertations.
  • The committee sometimes approves two awards to the same person within a five-year period.
  • The grants are intended for such costs as travel, tapes, films, and consultants' fees.


  • The committee prefers to support the work of younger scholars who have received the doctorate.


  • Grants are not made for projects in archaeology, ethnography, psycholinguistics, or for the preparation of pedagogical materials. 
  • Grant funds are not for the purchase of books or permanent equipment or to pay income tax on the award.