American Philosophical Society Accepting Applications From Doctoral Students for Field Studies

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 will award grants of up to $5,000 to doctoral students for exploratory field studies focused on the collection of specimens and data and to provide the imaginative stimulus that accompanies direct observation. The program supports projects in 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 fellows, master's degree candidates, and undergraduates are not eligible) and a citizen or resident of the United States.

See the APS website for complete program guidelines, an FAQ, and application instructions.


Deadline: January 31, 2018

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