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John Hope Franklin Dissertation Fellowship

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(March 20, 2020) -- The APS is continuing to conduct grant application, selection, and award processes as planned. We understand that COVID-19 may impact your funded project as activities may be postponed or cancelled. Grantees may contact Linda Musumeci, LMusumeci@amphilsoc.org, to explore options such as extensions, budget revisions, and scope changes. APS staff are working remotely for the foreseeable future, so there may be some delay in response.


The John Hope Franklin Dissertation Fellowship, named in honor of a distinguished member of the American Philosophical Society, is designed to support an outstanding doctoral student at an American university or an exceptional American doctoral student abroad who is completing the dissertation.

Questions concerning this fellowship program and its requirements should be directed to Linda Musumeci, Director of Grants and Fellowships, at lmusumeci@amphilsoc.org or 215-440-3429.