The Center for Digital Scholarship (CDS)
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Philosophical Society Library & Museum in Philadelphia invites applications
for Digital Humanities Fellowships. These fellowships, for up to 2 months,
are open to scholars at all stages of their careers, including graduate
students, who are developing digital projects that: 1) utilize the APS
Library & Museum collections, open datasets, or other APS holdings to
advance a digital component of an independent research project, or, 2) seek
to apply existing tools and expertise to digital projects developed in
collaboration with the Library & Museum’s Center for Digital Scholarship.

Successful applicants will receive a stipend of $3,000 per month for a
minimum of one month and a maximum of two months.

Recent examples of collaborative projects have focused on the Center’s Open
Data Initiative and have explored datasets created from Benjamin Franklin’s
postal records, indenture records for servants and redemptioners coming
through the port of Philadelphia during the 1770s, and a network
visualization of correspondence networks of women scientists found in the
APS’s collections.

The APS Library & Museum’s collections make it among the premier
institutions for documenting and exhibiting the history of the American
Revolution and founding, the history of science from Newton to NASA, Native
American languages and culture, and the development of American
anthropology. The Library & Museum houses over 13 million manuscripts;
350,000 volumes of printed materials and bound periodicals; 250,000 images,
fine art, and other objects; thousands of maps and prints; and more than
3,500 hours of audio recordings of Native American languages.

Comprehensive, searchable guides and finding aids to our collections are
available online at and

The Center for Digital Scholarship promotes the holdings of the APS Library
& Museum through digitization, digital humanities, and the development of
tools and software. We partner with scholars, institutions, and students
from across the country to explore what digital scholarship means in a
small, independent research library. We ask questions about our role within
the field of digital scholarship, and we find answers through practice and
experimentation. To learn more about the Center for Digital Scholarship,
and to explore our recent projects, please visit us here.

All application materials will be submitted online via Interfolio ( by *Friday, March 6, 2020 *at *11:59 pm

Applicants must submit:

   - Cover letter
   - Curriculum vitae
   - Proposal for a digital project including a detailed work plan and a
   proposed timeline for the fellowship term (no more than 4 double-spaced
   - Examples of previous digital humanities projects (if available)
   - Two confidential letters of reference

Contact regarding the Fellowship program and the American Philosophical
Society Library & Museum may be directed to Adrianna Link, Ph.D., Head of
Scholarly Programs, at [log in to unmask] or by phone at 215-440-3415.

Applicants: Please use Interfolio's help desk for any issues pertaining to
the online application process.

Adrianna Link, Ph.D.
Head of Scholarly Programs
American Philosophical Society Library & Museum
105 South Fifth Street
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Cynthia Heider, MA (she/her)
Digital Projects Specialist
American Philosophical Society Library & Museum
105 South Fifth Street
Philadelphia, Pa 19106-3386
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