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Program The John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress

Kluge Fellowships

About the Fellowship

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. Established in 2000 through an endowment of $60 million from John W. Kluge, the Center is located in the splendid Jefferson Building of the Library of Congress. The Kluge Center furnishes attractive work and discussion space for Kluge Chair holders, for distinguished visiting scholars, and for post-doctoral fellows supported by other private foundation gifts. Residents have easy access to the Library's specialized staff and to the intellectual community of Washington.

Application and Selection

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. Deep special collections of manuscripts, maps, music, films, recorded sound, prints, and photographs are also available. Further information about the Library's collections can be found on the Library's website: http://0-www.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/rr/.

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 page, 500 words)
  • A bibliography of works you have consulted for your proposal (maximum 3 pages)
  • Three references with completed reference forms from people who have read the research proposal

Read more about the application and selection process

Program Details

Research Areas

Humanities, social sciences and professional fields such as architecture or law.

Eligibility

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. Exceptions may be made for individuals without continuous academic careers.

Stipend

$5,000 per month for 4 to 11 months

Application Deadline

July 15 - Apply Online External

For More Information

The John W. Kluge Center
Phone: (202) 707-3302
Email: [email protected]

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