The oldest learned society in the United States, the American Philosophical Society was founded in 1743 by Benjamin Franklin for the purpose of "promoting useful knowledge." Today, the society honors and engages leading scholars, scientists, and professionals; supports research and discovery; and serves scholars through a research library of enduring historic value.
To that end, the organization is inviting applications to its Phillips Fund for Native American Research program. Through the program, grants of up to $3,000 will be awarded in support of research in the areas of Native American linguistics, ethnohistory, and the history of Native Americans studies in the United States or Canada. Grants are intended to support travel, the cost of tape or film, and consultants' fees. Grants are not made for projects in archaeology, ethnography, or psycholinguistics; for the purchase of permanent equipment; or for the preparation of pedagogical materials.
The organization prefers to support the work of younger scholars who have received their doctorate. Applications are also accepted from graduate students for research on master's theses or doctoral dissertations.
See the American Philosophical Society website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.