The APS seeks applicants for predoctoral, postdoctoral, and short-term research fellowships open to scholars at all stages of their careers, especially Native American scholars in training, tribal college and university faculty members, and other scholars working closely with Native communities on projects. These funding opportunities are supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Native American Scholars Initiative (NASI). Fellows will be associated with the APS’s new Center for Native American and Indigenous Research (CNAIR), which aims to promote greater collaboration between scholars, archives, and Indigenous communities.
This 12-month residential fellowship is intended for an advanced Ph.D. student working toward the completion of the dissertation. Applications are open to scholars in all related fields and all periods of time, although preference will be given to those who have experience working with Indigenous communities. The caliber of the proposal, and evidence that the project will be completed in a timely manner, are the two most important criteria for evaluation. The selection committee will also take into consideration the need to be at the APS Library & Museum and other research institutions in the Philadelphia area.
A stipend of $25,000 for twelve months (plus health benefits if one’s home institution does not provide them) will be awarded to the successful applicant, who will also have desk space at the APS Library & Museum’s Center for Native American and Indigenous Research. In addition, the predoctoral fellow will receive $5,000 in travel funds for outside research, fieldwork, and/or travel. Fellows will also partake in the intellectual life of the Society and have opportunities to receive professional development, including works-in-progress seminars, a manuscript workshop, career mentoring, and conference participation.