9/18/2019 Amy Cuhel-Schuckers

Research Expenses: APS Franklin Research "Grant"

Are you looking for funding for research-related expenses? Need to visit an archive overseas, or in the US, but don't have the funds? The Franklin Research Grant is "particularly designed to help meet the costs of travel to libraries and archives for research purposes; the purchase of microfilm, photocopies, or equivalent research materials; the costs associated with fieldwork; or laboratory research expenses."

The Franklin Research Grant offered through the American Philosophical Society (APS) provides up to $6,000 in research funding, and is very accessible with a one-page narrative and a brief budget. Yet, this grant "acts" more like a fellowship, as it requires two letters of support, and awardees receive the funding directly, with awardees responsible for any applicable taxes.

Deadlines this year are October 1, and December 2. Note that applicants to the October 1 deadline have two options not available at the later deadline: The APS/British Academy Fellowship for Research in London; and the APS/Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities Fellowship for Research in Edinburgh. (See details.)

Recent Franklin Research Grant awardees include Jenifer Mackenzie (2018-19; Italian), Jennifer Meyer (2018-19; Government/Public Health), Tom Hart (2017-18; Anthropology), Alex King (2017-18; Anthropology); Jennifer Morford (2017-18; Chemistry); Josh Rottman (2016-17; Psychology); and Jessica Cox (2015-16; Spanish Linguistics). This award is accessible for visitors, those on the tenure-track, and more senior scholars.

Interested? Contact Amy Cuhel-Schuckers for support.

(Note: the photo associated with this story features Linda Musumeci, Director of Grants and Fellowships at the APS, who visited the F&M campus in Fall 2018. Linda is shown with Tom Hart, who was one of the program mini-panelists [along with Jennifer Morford and Jessica Cox].)

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