American Numismatic Society

AMERICAN NUMISMATIC SOCIETY: Offers select graduate students and junior faculty members the opportunity to work hands-on with one of the world’s preeminent numismatic collections. With over three-quarters of a million objects, the museum’s collection is particularly strong in Greek, Roman, Islamic, and Far Eastern coinages, as well as medallic art.

Eric P. Newman Graduate Seminar in Numismatics Stipends in the amount of $4,000 are available on a competitive basis. The rigorous eight-week course, taught by the museum staff, guest lecturers, and a visiting scholar, introduces students to the methods, theories, and history of the discipline. The seminar is meant primarily for those with limited or no numismatic background in order to familiarize students of (art) history, textual studies, and archaeology with a body of evidence that is often overlooked and poorly understood. For application forms and further information, see or contact the Seminar Codirector, Peter van Alfen ( The deadline is 15 February.

The Frances M. Schwartz Fellowship supports work and study of numismatic and museum methodology at the society. Applicants must have the BA or the equivalent; the stipend depends on work done in the museum but will not exceed $5,000.

The Donald Groves Fund promotes publication in the field of early American numismatics involving material dating no later than 1800. Funding is for travel and other expenses in connection with research, as well as for publication. Applications and information may be obtained from the American Numismatic Soc., 75 Varick Street, 11th floor, New York, NY 10013 (212 571-4470; fax: 212 571-4479;;