Kluge Fellowships

The Library of Congress invites qualified scholars to conduct research in the John W. Kluge Center using the Library of Congress collections and resources for a period of up 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.

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://www.loc.gov/rr/.
Applicant 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 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.
Tenure & Stipend

Fellowships are tenable for periods from six to eleven months at a stipend of $4,200 per month for residential research at the Library of Congress. The 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 be in 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.

All application materials must be written in English. Please submit an original (signed) and ten copies of your full application. The Fellowship application requires a research proposal (no longer than three single-spaced pages); a bibliography of basic sources; a one paragraph project summary; a two-page curriculum vitae which should indicate major prior scholarship; and three letters of reference (in English) from people who have read the project proposal and know the quality of the applicant's scholarship. Do not use any staples for the mailed application materials, use paper clips instead. In the research proposal, applicants should indicate the collections of the Library of Congress that will be used for research.
  • Research in the humanities and social sciences, especially interdisciplinary, cross-cultural or multilingual
  • Open to scholars worldwide with a Ph.D. or other terminal advanced degree conferred within seven years of the July 15 deadline
  • Stipend: $4,200 per month (up to 12 months)
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