Women over 18 years old can apply for the Kluge Fellowships

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About the Kluge Fellowships: 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.

Deadline: 15 July 2017

Open to: Women over 18

Venue: United States

Expectations: Kluge Fellows will give one public presentation of their research and provide a final report on their research and its results. Two copies of any ultimate product of this research (book, article, film, website, etc.) should be sent to the Library of Congress. Kluge Fellows will also have opportunities to meet with Library specialists and curators, and on occasion with Members of Congress and Congressional staff.

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;
  • Applicants may be U.S. citizens or foreign nationals.


  • 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.
  • Stipends will be paid monthly by the Library of Congress, by means of electronic transfer to a U.S. bank account.
  • Up to twelve Kluge Residential Fellowships will be awarded annually by the Library of Congress. Awards will be announced in the spring of the year following that in which the application is due.
  • Transportation arrangements are the responsibility of each Fellow. Housing is not provided by the Library of Congress. The Library of Congress does not supply health insurance coverage but can provide contacts with commercial providers.

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.

For more information please visit the official website.

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