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LINGUIST List 25.3342

Thu Aug 21 2014

Support: Anthropological Linguistics, General Linguistics, Historical Linguistics / USA

Editor for this issue: Danuta Allen <danutalinguistlist.org>

Date: 21-Aug-2014
From: Linda Musumeci <ulianalinguistlist.org>
Subject: Anthropological Linguistics, General Linguistics, Historical Linguistics: PhD Student, American Philosophical Society, USA
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Web Address: http://www.amphilsoc.org/

Level: PhD

Institution/Organization: American Philosophical Society

Duties: Research

Specialty Areas: Anthropological Linguistics; General Linguistics; Historical Linguistics


The Lewis and Clark Fund (initially supported by the Stanford Ascherman/Baruch
Blumberg Fund for Basic Science, established by a benefaction from the late
Stanford Ascherman, MD, of San Francisco) encourages exploratory field studies
for the collection of specimens and data and to provide the imaginative stimulus
that accompanies direct observation. Applications are invited from disciplines with
a large dependence on field studies, such as linguistics, archeology, anthropology
and others.

Grants will be available to doctoral students. Applicants who have previously
received a Lewis and Clark Fund grant may reapply after an interval of two years.
Preference is given to applicants who have not yet been granted an award from the
Fund. Postdoctoral fellows, master's degree candidates, and undergraduates are
not eligible.

Applicants should ask their academic advisor to write one of the two letters of
recommendation, specifying the student's qualifications to carry out the proposed
work and the educational content of the trip. Budgets should be limited to travel
and related expenses, including personal field equipment.
Proposals that are archival in nature or museum based will not normally be
considered. The proposed work should be dissertation directed to the extent
possible given the applicant's year in the doctoral program.
The competition is open to U.S. citizens and residents wishing to carry out
research anywhere in the world. Foreign applicants must either be based at a U.S.
institution or plan to carry out their work in the United States.
When appropriate, the applicant should provide assurances that safety measures
will be taken for potentially hazardous projects. When necessary, the applicant and
his or her supervisor should discuss the field training that will be provided and the
provisions for experienced supervision. Funding is contingent on successful
applicants demonstrating that required permits and permissions have been

Amounts will depend on travel costs but will ordinarily be in the range of several
hundred dollars up to about $5,000. Grants are payable to the individual applicant.
Lewis and Clark Fund grants are taxable income, but the Society is not required to
report payments. It is recommended that grant recipients discuss their reporting
obligations with their tax advisors.

Important Deadlines:
February 1 (Monday, February 2, in 2015) with notification in May, for work in June
and beyond.
Letters of support are due by January 30.

It is the applicant's responsibility to verify that all materials, including the required
two letters of support, have reached the Society on time; contact Linda Musumeci,
Director of Grants and Fellowships, at LMusumeciamphilsoc.org or 215-440-

Other Requirements:
Each Lewis and Clark Field Scholar will submit a brief report on his or her trip for
archiving in the APS Library. Instructions will be provided with notification of an

How to apply:
Please visit the website to complete the online application:
Any questions should be directed to Linda Musumeci, Director of Grants and
Fellowships, at LMusumeciamphilsoc.org or 215-440-3429.

Applications Deadline: 01-Feb-2015

Web Address for Applications: www.amphilsoc.org/grants/lewisandclark

Contact Information:
        Linda Musumeci

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