Eligibility Guidelines

Scope and Purpose of Programs

Since 1933 the American Philosophical Society has awarded research grants to more than 15,000 scholars. In 2011–2012 the Society awarded more than $700,000 to 160 scholars, and we expect to continue, if not exceed, this level of support in 2012–2013. We maintain six grant or fellowship programs in a wide range of fields.

Awards are made for non-commercial research only. The Society makes no grants for academic study or classroom presentation, for travel to conferences, for non-scholarly projects, for assistance with translation, or for the preparation of materials for use by students. The Society does not pay overhead or indirect costs to any institution or costs of publication.

Who Is Eligible?

Applicants may be U.S. citizens and residents of the United States or American citizens resident abroad. Foreign nationals not affiliated with U.S. institutions are eligible to apply for projects to be carried out in the United States, although applicants to the Lewis and Clark Fund for Exploration and Field Research in Astrobiology must be U.S. citizens, U.S. residents, or foreign nationals formally affiliated with a U.S. institution.

Please see the APS website, www.amphilsoc.org/grants, for information on specific programs.