The Phillips Fund of the American Philosophical Society provides grants for research in Native American linguistics, ethnohistory, and the history of studies of Native Americans in the continental United States and Canada. The grants are intended for such costs as travel, tapes, films, and consultants’ fees. The committee prefers to support the work of younger scholars who have received a doctorate. Applications are also accepted from graduate students for research on master’s theses or doctoral dissertations. The average award is about $3,000 for one year.