Franklin Research Grants

American Philosophical Society

Since 1933, the American Philosophical Society has awarded small grants to scholars in order to support the cost of research leading to publication in all areas of knowledge. In 2014-2015 the Franklin Research Grants program awarded $491,700 to 97 scholars, and the Society expects to make a similar number of awards in this year's competition. The Franklin program 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. Franklin grants are made for noncommercial research. They are not intended to meet the expenses of attending conferences or the costs of publication. The Society does not pay overhead or indirect costs to any institution, and grant funds are not to be used to pay income tax on the award. Grants will not be made to replace salary during a leave of absence or earnings from summer teaching; pay living expenses while working at home; cover the costs of consultants or research assistants; or purchase permanent equipment such as computers, cameras, tape recorders, or laboratory apparatus.

https://amphilsoc.org/grants/franklin

Deadline(s):October 01, 2016 (October Deadline)
December 01, 2016 (December Deadline)

Funding Type(s): Publication Award, Research, Travel

Eligibility: Individual (Postdoctoral)
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