Franklin Research Grants

Franklin grants are made for noncommercial research. They are not intended to meet the expenses of attending conferences or the costs of publication. The Society does not pay overhead or indirect costs to any institution. Grants will not be made to replace salary during a leave of absence or earnings from summer teaching; pay living expenses while working at home; cover the costs of consultants or research assistants; or purchase permanent equipment such as computers, cameras, tape recorders, or laboratory apparatus.

Applicants are expected to have a doctorate or to have published work of doctoral character and quality. Ph.D. candidates are not eligible to apply, but the Society is particularly interested in supporting the work of young scholars who have recently received the doctorate. American citizens and residents of the United States may use their Franklin awards at home or abroad. Foreign nationals must use their Franklin awards for research in the United States. Applicants who have received Franklin grants may reapply after an interval of two years.

Funding is offered up to a maximum of $6,000 for use in calendar year 2010. Grants are not retroactive.

Grants are payable to the individual applicant. Franklin 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.

For applications and two letters of support:
October 1, 2009, for a January 2010 decision for work in February through December

December 1, 2009, for a March 2010 decision for work in April through December

It is the applicant’s responsibility to verify that all required materials, including letters of support, reached the Society on time; contact Linda Musumeci, Research Administrator, at [email protected] or 215-440-3429.

Reports are due no later than one month after completing the work for which the award was made.

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