Monday, December 10, 2007

Grant for Exploratory Field Studies and Cultural or Natural Sciences

From The Foundation Center...

American Philosophical Society Accepting Applications for Lewis and Clark Fund for Exploration and Field Research

Deadline: February 15, 2008

The American Philosophical Society's ( http://www.amphilsoc.org/ ) Lewis and Clark Fund encourages exploratory field studies for the collection of specimens and data and to provide the imaginative stimulus that accompanies direct observation.

Although applications are invited from disciplines with a large dependence on field studies, such as archeology, anthropology, biology, ecology, geography, geology, linguistics, and paleontology, grants will not be restricted to these fields. Grants will be available to doctoral students. Postdoctoral fellows, master's degree candidates, and undergraduates are not eligible. The competition is open to U.S. 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.

Grant amounts will depend on travel costs, but will ordinarily be in the range of several hundred dollars up to about $5,000 each. Grants are payable to the individual applicant. Budgets should be limited to travel and related expenses, including personal field equipment.

Visit the American Philosophical Society Web site for complete program guidelines. RFP Link: http://fconline.foundationcenter.org/pnd/10010109/amphilsoc

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