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September 17, 2007

Sabbatical Fellowships in the Humanities and Social Sciences, American Philosophical Society

Since 1998 the American Philosophical Society has conducted a program of fellowships in the humanities and social sciences, generously supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, which is designed to supplement an awarded sabbatical/research leave. In 2006-2007 the Society awarded 18 sabbatical fellowships.

The Sabbatical Fellowships program is open to mid-career faculty of universities and 4-year colleges in the United States who have been granted a sabbatical/research leave, but for whom financial support from the home institution is available for only part of the year. Candidates must not have had financially supported leave at any time subsequent to September 1, 2005. The total of institutional and external support should not exceed the academic year salary for the year in which the fellowship is held. There is no restriction on where the fellow resides; indicate the appropriateness of available resources. The candidate's doctoral degree must have been conferred no later than 2000, and no earlier than 1987.

Award and Duration
The Sabbatical Fellowship carries a stipend of $30,000 to $40,000. The precise amount of each fellowship will be determined by the committee. Tenure of the fellowship is for the academic year 2008-2009 or for the calendar year 2009. Payment occurs in either January or July 2009. In May 2009 the fellows will participate in a two-day, all-expenses-paid symposium at the APS in Philadelphia to discuss their work.

Deadline and Notification
Applications and letters must be received by October 15. This is a receipt deadline, NOT a postmark deadline. A complete application includes all of the materials listed below. It is the applicant's responsibility to verify that all materials arrived on time by contacting Linda Musumeci, Research Administrator, at LMusumeci@amphilsoc.org or 215-440-3429. Written notification is sent in March.

Requirements for Fellows
Fellows are expected to submit a report on progress made during the year within two months after the tenure of the fellowship. Publications issuing from the work accomplished must acknowledge the Society's help in print.

Complete applications include materials listed below in sections 1 and 2; all materials are due by October 15.
1. One complete set (clipped, not stapled, if sent by U.S. mail) of the following materials:
Cover sheet, downloadable from the website Letter from a university official, approving leave for sabbatical/research year, or affirming eligibility for leave, and giving date when final approval will be forthcoming Statement of the project, in three sections: in three sections: (1) purpose, methodology, and interpretive framework; (2) how the project will contribute to present knowledge of the subject; and (3) work accomplished to date. The statement must not exceed 4 double-spaced typed pages (1,000 words).

Type name, date, and title of project at the top of the first page, and last name in capital letters in upper left corner of each page. Applicant's curriculum vitae, maximum of three pages; including education, work experience, and publications of monographs and articles in peer-reviewed journals, indicating with an asterisk the publications that are particularly significant to the present proposal.

Writing sample, a maximum of 15 photocopied pages from a work in print.
2. Three letters, which MUST be on our form and be received by October 15.
This is a receipt deadline, NOT a postmark deadline.
Linda Musumeci, Research Administrator
American Philosophical Society
104 South Fifth Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Email: lmusumeci@amphilsoc.org
Visit the website at http://www.amphilsoc.org/grants/sabbatical.htm

Posted by idareyou at September 17, 2007 09:16 PM