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John Hope Franklin Dissertation Fellowship



The John Hope Franklin Dissertation Fellowship is designed to support an outstanding doctoral student at an American university or an exceptional American doctoral student abroad who is completing the dissertation. Fellowship was created to encourage the pursuit of the PhD by African Americans, Hispanic Americans and Native Americans. Fellow is expected to spend a significant amount of time in residence at the American Philosophical Society Library and therefore all applicants should be pursuing dissertation topics in which the holding of the library are especially strong. Relevant holdings include materials on quantum mechanics, nuclear physics, computer development, the history of genetics and eugenics, the history of medicine, Early American political and cultural history, natural history in the 18th and 19th centuries, the development of cultural anthropology, or American Indian linguistics and culture. Applicants are strongly encouraged to consult the Library website regarding the collections. Fellows must be admitted to candidacy, have completed all other coursework and be prepared to devote full time for 12 months - with no teaching obligations - to dissertation research and writing.


Eligiblity Information

Academic Level:

Age minimum or maximum:*

Open to international students:

Required to demonstrate financial need:

Discipline Area(s):
Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences, Interdisciplinary

Demographic Information (preferred or required):

Award type:
Fellowship, Research Grant

Amount Awarded:
$25,000 and above


Application Information:

Application Deadline:

Date application is available:

USC endorsement required:


American Philosophical Society Library


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