American Philosophical Society

The American Philosophical Society, the oldest learned society in the United States, was founded in 1743 by Benjamin Franklin for the purpose of “promoting useful knowledge.” In the 21st century the Society sustains this mission in three principal ways. It honors and engages distinguished scientists, humanists, social scientists, and leaders in civic and cultural affairs through elected membership and opportunities for interdisciplinary, intellectual fellowship, particularly in the semi-annual Meetings in Philadelphia. It supports research and discovery through grants and fellowships, lectures, publications, prizes, exhibitions, and public education. It serves scholars through a research library of manuscripts and other collections internationally recognized for their enduring historic value. The American Philosophical Society’s current activities reflect the founder’s spirit of inquiry, provide a forum for the free exchange of ideas, and convey the conviction of its members that intellectual inquiry and critical thought are inherently in the public interest.

For more information: http://www.amphilsoc.org

Faculty Year
Monica Green
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Research Grant
1987
Berthold Hoelldobler
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Member
1997
James Levine
Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering
College of Health Solutions
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Judson Daland Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Clinical Investigation
2005
Robert Miller
Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law
Member
2014
Richard Newhauser
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Research Grant
1995
Frank Wilczek
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Member
2005