STIP Jun 24, 2002

Kluge Fellowship Competition

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The John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress

Kluge Fellowship Competition
The John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress
Location: District of Columbia, United States
Fellowship Deadline: 2002-08-15

The Library of Congress invites qualified scholars to conduct
research using the Library's collections and resources for tenure
periods of six months to one year. The Kluge Center especially
encourages humanistic and social science research, and
interdisciplinary, cross-cultural, or multilingual research is
particularly welcome.

Eligibility: Scholars who have received a terminal advanced degrees
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.

Tenure and stipend: Fellowships may be held for periods from six to
twelve months at a stipend of $3500 per month. Constraints of space
and the desirability of accommodating the maximum number of Fellows
may lead to an offer of fewer months than originally requested.
Fellows may begin tenure at any time during the fourteen-month window
between June 1 of the year in which the fellowship is awarded and
August of the year following, providing space is available. Stipends
will be paid monthly, usually by electronic transfer to a bank

Applications: All applications must be written in English. The
application must include a research proposal (no longer than three
single-spaced pages), a two-page curriculum vita which should
indicate major prior scholarship, an indication of the collections at
the Library of Congress that will be used for research, and two
letters of reference (in English) from individuals who know the
quality of the applicant's scholarship. The application form and
reference form may be printed from the website.

Deadline: Applications (including nine collated copies) must be
received at the Office of Scholarly Programs, Library of Congress, by
August 15, 2002.

Language certification: For applicants whose native language is not
English, there must be evidence that the applicant is fluent in
English so as easily to conduct research, discuss work with
colleagues, and make a public pressentation, although the ultimate
product of the research may be written in the applicant's native
language. For English speakers who seek to do research in the
Library's foreign language collections, there must be evidence that
they have a command of the relevant language or languages at the
level requisite for serious research.

Award: Up to twelve Kluge Fellowships will be awarded annually by the
Library of Congress. Awards will be announced no later than March
15 of the year following that in which the application is due.

Contact information:
John W. Kluge Center
Office of Scholarly Programs
Library of Congress LJ120
101 Independence Ave., SE
Washington, D.C. 20540-4860
Phone: 202-707-3302
Fax: 202-707-3595

Fellowship website:


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