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LINGUIST List 17.1771

Mon Jun 12 2006

FYI: Kluge Fellowship Competition

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        1.    Jane Aikin, Kluge Fellowship Competition


Message 1: Kluge Fellowship Competition
Date: 12-Jun-2006
From: Jane Aikin <JAikinneh.gov>
Subject: Kluge Fellowship Competition


The John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress

Kluge Fellowship Competition

Deadline for receipt of applications: August 15, 2006

The Library of Congress invites qualified scholars of the humanities and social
sciences to conduct research in the John W. Kluge Center using the Library's
collections and resources. Interdisciplinary, cross-cultural, or multilingual
research is particularly welcome.

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.

Tenure and Stipend

Fellowships may be held for periods from six to eleven months at a stipend of
$4000 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. Stipends will be paid monthly, usually by electronic transfer to a
bank account.

Applications

All applications must be written in English. The application must include a
research proposal (no longer than three single-spaced pages) and a single
paragraph summary, 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 three 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 referenced below.

Deadline

Applications must be received at the Office of Scholarly Programs, Library of
Congress, by August 15, 2006. The Library continues to experience lengthy
delays in the delivery of mail by the U.S. Postal Service. To ensure that your
application arrives by the receipt deadline, please consider using a commercial
delivery service.

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 presentation, 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.

Awards

Up to twelve Kluge Fellowships will be awarded annually by the Library of
Congress. Awards will be announced by March 15 of the year following that in
which the application is due.


For further information contact The John W. Kluge Center, Office of Scholarly
Programs, Library of Congress, LJ120, 101 Independence Avenue, SE, Washington,
DC 20540-4860

phone: 202-707-3302; fax: 202-707-3595

email: scholarlyloc.gov

web: http://www.loc.gov/kluge



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