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Mon Jun 12 2006
FYI: Kluge Fellowship Competition
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Kluge Fellowship Competition
Message 1: Kluge Fellowship Competition
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.
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
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.
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
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
languages at the level requisite for serious research.
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,
phone: 202-707-3302; fax: 202-707-3595
Linguistic Field(s): Not Applicable
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