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The Kluge Fellowship Program 2017

The John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress is delighted to invite applications for the Kluge Fellowship. The fellowship is open to scholars worldwide with a Ph.D. or other terminal advanced degree conferred within seven years in the humanities, social sciences or in a professional field such as architecture or law. 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 multilingual research is particularly welcome. The fellows will receive up to $4,200 per month (up to 11 months) for residential research at the Library of Congress.

The Library of Congress was established by an act of Congress in 1800 when President John Adams signed a bill providing for the transfer of the seat of government from Philadelphia to the new capital city of Washington. It is the largest library in the world, with millions of books, recordings, photographs, newspapers, maps, and manuscripts in its collections. The Library is the main research arm of the U.S. Congress and the home of the U.S. Copyright Office.


  • 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.
  • Research Areas: Research in the humanities and social sciences, especially interdisciplinary, cross-cultural or multilingual.

How to Apply:

To apply for the fellowship, the applicant may submit application materials through the given link: https://klugefellowships.fluidreview.com/

Supporting Documents:

Applicants must submit:

  • 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

Financial Aid and Award Money:

  • Fellowships are tenable for periods from four to eleven months at a stipend of $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.
  • Fellows may be given 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.

Application Deadline:

The annual application deadline is July 15, 2017.

Link for More Information:


Contact Information:

If you have any questions about fellowships, contact The John W. Kluge Center at scholarly-at-loc.gov

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