American Philosophical Society


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The Society, founded in 1743 by Benjamin Franklin for the purpose of "promoting useful knowledge," is the oldest learned society in the United States. The Society's Lewis and Clark Fund for Exploration and Field Research grants support exploratory field studies for the collection of specimens and data to provide the imaginative stimulus that accompanies direct observation. Proposals that are archival in nature or museum-based will typically not be considered. Applications from disciplines with a large dependence on field studies, such as archaeology, anthropology, biology, ecology, geography, geology, linguistics, paleontology, and population genetics are encouraged but grants will not be restricted to these fields. Additional information including application instructions can be found on the Web site.

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