Library Resident Research Fellowships


To support research in the American Philosophical Society library's collections.

Comprehensive, researchable guides and finding aids to the society's collection are available online at external link(check catalogs and guides). Applicants are strongly encouraged to consult the library staff by mail or phone regarding the collections. A list of these guides and further information can be found on the website or by contacting the American Philosophical Society Library. Awards are taxable income, but the Society is not required to report payments.


Scholars who reside beyond a 75-mile radius of Philadelphia will be given some preference. The fellowships are open to both citizens of the United States of America and foreign nationals who are holders of a PhD or equivalent, PhD candidates who have passed their preliminary exams and independent scholars. Applicants in any relevant field of scholarship may apply.

Quantity Available



  • Annual

Study Length

1-3 months

Award Value

$2,500 per month

Application procedure

Applicants must complete an online application. Information and access to the online application portal are available through the website.

Closing date

March 1st

Study Level

  • Doctorate
  • Predoctorate
  • Research

American Philosophical Society

The American Philosophical Society is an eminent scholarly organization of international reputation and promotes useful knowledge in the sciences and humanities through excellence in scholarly research, professional meetings, publications, library resources and community outreach.

Contact Details

More information

For more information regarding this award, please contact the American Philosophical Society by using the links below.


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