Research Grants

Since 1933 the American Philosophical Society has awarded research grants to more than 15,000 scholars and encourages all eligible candidates to apply for our grants and fellowships.

(January 26, 2024) -- The Daland Fellowship program is accepting applications through March 15, 2024.


In 2022–2023 the Society awarded nearly $2 million to over 200 scholars, and we expect to continue this level of support in 2023–2024. We maintain fifteen grant or fellowship programs in a wide range of fields. Our Blumberg Grants in Astrobiology, Franklin Research Grant, Lewis and Clark Fund, Lewis and Clark Fund in Astrobiology, Library David Center Fellowship, Library Digital Humanities Fellowship, Library Digital Knowledge Sharing Fellowship, Library Short-Term Fellowship, Library NASI Undergraduate Internship, and Phillips Fund for Native American Research programs award small amounts ($1,000 to $6,000) for modest research purposes. Our Daland Fellowship in Clinical Investigation, John Hope Franklin Dissertation Fellowship, Library Long-Term Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Library Long-Term Pre-Doctoral Fellowship, and Mellon Curatorial Post-Doctoral Fellowship programs award much larger amounts ($28,000 to $60,000) in highly selective competitions.

Awards are made for noncommercial research only. The APS makes no grants for academic study or classroom presentation, travel to conferences, non-scholarly projects, assistance with translation, or the preparation of materials for use by students. The APS does not pay overhead or indirect costs to any institution or publication costs, and grant funds are not to be used to pay income tax on the award.

Please visit the Fellowships portion of our website for information on resident Library and Museum Fellowships.