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Name AMERICAN PHILOSOPHICAL SOCIETY
Research Fields unrestricted
Categories Unrestricted
Citizenship No citizenship available
Eligibility The Lewis and Clark Fund for Exploration and Field Research 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 archeology, anthropology, biology, ecology, geography, geology, linguistics, and paleontology, but grants will not be restricted to these fields. Graduate students and postdoctoral and junior scientists wishing to pursue projects in atrobiological field studies should consult the program description and forms for the Lewis and Clark Fund in Exploration and Field Research in Astrobiology. Grants will be available to doctoral students. Postdoctoral fellows, masterís degree candidates, and undergraduates are not eligible. Applicants who have received Lewis and Clark Fund grants may reapply after an interval of two years. 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. Value: Amounts will depend on travel costs but will ordinarily be in the range of several hundred dollars up to about $5,000. Application deadline: January 15. The Lewis and Clark Fund for Exploration and Field Research in Astrobiology In 2006 the American Philosophical Society and the NASA Astrobiology Institute (NAI) partnered to promote the continued exploration of the world around us through a program of research grants in support of astrobiological field studies. The NAI-supported Lewis and Clark Fund for Exploration and Field Research in Astrobiology has awarded over $150,000 to 34 scholars in its first five years of existence. Astrobiology is the study of the origin, evolution, distribution, and future of life on Earth and in the universe. It encompasses research in, among others, the fields of astronomy, chemistry, evolutionary biology, field and population biology, geology, microbiology, molecular biology, oceanography, paleontology, and planetary science. Astrobiology includes investigations of the geologic and fossil record to understand the conditions of the early Earth when life arose. Its scope also includes research of contemporary locations on Earth that might be similar to early earth and to environments elsewhere in our Solar System (such as on Mars, Europa, and Titan), which may be, or have been in the past, suitable for life. Astrobiology is also about understanding the characteristics of life, which requires investigations into extreme natural environments on Earth and, eventually, elsewhere. The Lewis and Clark Fund for Exploration and Field Research in Astrobiology is open to field studies in any area of interest to astrobiology. Applications will be reviewed by a committee that includes members of the NAI, the APS, and the wider science community as needed. Recipients will be designated as Lewis and Clark Field Scholars in Astrobiology. Ph.D. candidates wishing to pursue projects in disciplines with a large dependence on field studies, such as archeology, anthropology, biology, ecology, geography, geology, linguistics, paleontology, and other fields, should consult the program description and forms for the Lewis and Clark Fund for Exploration and Field Research. Grants will be available to graduate students and post-doctoral and junior scientists who wish to participate in field studies for their theses or for other purposes. Eligibility for applicants with doctorates is limited to those five years or fewer beyond their Ph.D. or equivalent degree, although, rarely, exceptions may be made. A graduate student applicant should ask his or her academic supervisor or field trip leader to write one of the two letters of recommendation, specifying the role of the student in the field trip and the educational contribution of the trip. Value: Amounts will depend on travel costs, but will ordinarily be in the range of several hundred dollars up to about $5000. Application deadline: February 1.
Value The value is not available
Currency Canadian
Tenable at No details on tenability available
Deadlines No deadlines available
Application Details Visit the American Philosophical Society web site at http://www.amphilsoc.org/grants/lewisandclark and http://www.amphilsoc.org/grants/astrobiology Contact: Linda Musumeci, Director of Grants and Fellowships, at LMusumeci@amphilsoc.org or 215-440-3429 Executive Offices & Museum Gallery | 104 South Fifth Street | Philadelphia, PA 19106-3387 | 215-440-3400 Library | 105 South Fifth Street | Philadelphia, PA 19106-3386 | 215-440-3400 Updated: January 25, 2012
 

 
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