The American Philosophical Society promotes useful knowledge in the sciences and humanities through excellence in scholarly research, professional meetings, publications, library resources, and community outreach.
Through its Lewis and Clark Fund, the society award grants of up to $5,000 to doctoral students for exploratory field studies involving the collection of specimens and data and to provide the imaginative stimulus that accompanies direct observation. The program supports projects from disciplines with a large dependence on field studies, including but not limited to archeology, anthropology, biology, ecology, geography, geology, linguistics, paleontology, and population genetics.
To be eligible, applicants must be a doctoral student, postdoctoral fellow, or master’s degree candidate; undergraduates are not eligible to apply. In addition, applicants must be a citizen or resident of the United States.
See the APS website for complete program guidelines, an FAQ, and application instructions.