American Philosophical Society Phillips Fund Grant For Native American Research


The Phillips Fund of the American Philosophical Society provides grants for research in Native American linguistics, ethnohistory, and the history of studies of Native Americans, in the continental United States and Canada. Grants are not made for projects in archaeology, ethnography, psycholinguistics, or for the preparation of pedagogical materials. The committee distinguishes ethnohistory from contemporary ethnography as the study of cultures and culture change through time. The grants are intended for such costs as travel, tapes, films, and consultants' fees but not for the purchase of books or permanent equipment.


The committee prefers to support the work of younger scholars, who have received the doctorate. Applications are also accepted from graduate students, for research on masters theses or doctoral dissertations.

Award Amount

The average award is about $2,500; grants do not exceed $3,000. Grants are given for one year following the date of the award.