Deadline: 15 July 2016
Open to: scholars who have received a terminal advanced degree within the past seven years in the humanities, social sciences or in a professional field such as architecture or law
Fellowship: stipend of USD 4,200 per month
The John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress invites qualified scholars to conduct research at the Kluge Center using the Library of Congress collections and resources for a period of four to eleven months.
The Kluge Center especially encourages humanistic and social science research that makes use of the Library’s large and varied collections. Interdisciplinary, cross-cultural, or multi-lingual research is particularly welcome. Among the collections available to researchers are the world’s largest law library and outstanding multi-lingual collections of books and periodicals.
Up to twelve Kluge Fellowships will be awarded annually by the Library of Congress.
Scholars who have received a terminal advanced degree within the past seven years in the humanities, social sciences or in a professional field such as architecture or law are eligible. Exceptions may be made for individuals without continuous academic careers. Applicants may be U.S. citizens or foreign nationals.
Upon selection, and in accordance with relevant visa regulations, foreign nationals will be assisted in obtaining the appropriate visa. To meet the minimum eligibility requirements, the degree must be formally awarded by the deadline date.
Fellowships are tenable for periods from four to eleven months at a stipend of USD 4,200 per month for residential research at the Library of Congress.
The Kluge Center reserves the right to offer fewer months than originally requested. Fellows may be given residence at any time during the fourteen-month window between June 1 of the year in which the Fellowship is awarded and August 1 of the year following. Stipends will be paid monthly by the Library of Congress, by means of electronic transfer to a U.S. bank account.
How to apply?
Applicants must submit:
- A completed application form, in English;
- A curriculum vitae (maximum 2 pages; additional pages will be discarded);
- A single paragraph abstract;
- A statement of proposed research (maximum 3 pages);
- An explanation of why the Library of Congress is the required venue for your research (maximum 1 paragraph);
- A bibliography of works you have consulted for your proposal (maximum 3 pages);
- 3 references with completed reference forms from people who have read the research proposal.
The annual application deadline is 15 July 2016.
For questions about application procedures, eligibility, stipend or deadlines, please email [email protected] or write to:
The John W. Kluge Center / Office of Scholarly Programs
Library of Congress, LJ-120
101 Independence Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20540-4860
For more information please visit the official website.