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Franklin Research Grant Program


The Franklin program is particularly designed to help meet the costs of travel to libraries and archives for research purposes; the purchase of microfilm, photocopies, or equivalent research materials; the costs associated with fieldwork; or laboratory research expenses. Applicants are expected to have a doctorate or to have published work of doctoral character and quality. Ph.D. candidates are not eligible to apply, but the Society is particularly interested in supporting the work of young scholars who have recently received the doctorate. Independent scholars and faculty members at all four-year and two-year research and non-research institutions are welcome to apply provided that all eligibility guidelines are met. American citizens and residents of the United States may use their Franklin awards at home or abroad. Foreign nationals not affiliated with a U.S. institution must use their Franklin awards for research in the United States. Applicants who have previously received a Franklin grant may reapply after an interval of two years.

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  • CheckmarkMust be a postgraduate student
  • CheckmarkMust attend a university, a four-year college or two-year college
  • CheckmarkMust not be attending high school currently
  • CheckmarkBoth full-time and part-time students
  • CheckmarkRestricted to students studying Architecture, African Studies, Art History, Asian Studies, American Studies, Anthropology, Arts, Archaeology, Behavioral Science, Biology, Classics, Communications, Economics, Education, Entomology, Earth Science, European Studies, Environmental Science, Foreign Language, Geography, German Studies, Hydrology, History, Humanities, International Studies, Landscape Architecture, Literature/English/Writing, Marine Biology, Music, Mathematics, Museum Studies, Near and Middle East Studies, Oceanography, Public Health, Psychology, Political Science, Physical Sciences, Philosophy, Religion/Theology, Social Sciences, Science, Technology, and Society, Women's Studies

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Contact Linda Musumeci
Director of Grants and Fellowships
Tel: 215-440-3429 Address 104 South Fifth Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106-3387