American Philosophical Society Awards: past awards

The British Academy American Philosophical Society scheme ran from 2003 to 2011.

The British Academy’s agreement with the American Philosophical Society enabled scholars to undertake a period of research of between one to three months, to a total of four months each year, among a number of facilities in Philadelphia. The short-term fellowships were open to scholars of postdoctoral level or beyond ordinarily resident in the United Kingdom, the Isle of Man or the Channel Islands. Priority was given to junior scholars, and those researching American studies and the history of science, medicine and technology.

The Academy paid the scholar's return fares and the American Philosophical Society provided a maintenance allowance.

Among the facilities available in Philadelphia were the APS Library, the Philadelphia City Archive, the University of Pennsylvania Libraries, the Library Company of Philadelphia, the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, the College of Physicians, the Friends Library at Swarthmore College, the Quaker Collection at Haverford College, the Winterthur Library and Museum, the Rosenbach Museum, and the Chemical Heritage Foundation.

The British Academy is grateful to the American Philosophical Society for the collaboration since 2003.

UK Scholars seeking funding to visit facilities in Philadelphia may wish to consider the Academy’s Small Research Grants scheme for funding to support a research visit.


Dr S Oliver
(University of Salford)
Infection and the critical press: Medicine, prisons, and reviews in Philadelphia, 1790-1830
2 months in quota year 2009-10


Dr D Milne
(University of Nottingham)
Intellectualism in American Diplomacy, 1880-2004
1 month in quota year 2007-08

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