January 31, 2013 Library of Congress Seeks Applicants for Fellowships in the John W. Kluge Center
Press Contact: Donna Urschel (202) 707-1639
Public Contact: Jason Steinhauer (202) 707-0213
The John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress is now accepting applications for a diverse set of fellowships.
Fellowships, which are open to scholars worldwide, are awarded for periods of four to 12 months. Before applying, scholars should view eligibility information and visa guidelines at www.loc.gov/kluge .
The following fellowships are available for post-doctoral scholars and for those who have achieved the highest degree in their field of study:
- The Kislak Short-term Fellowship for the Study of the History and Cultures of the Early Americas, deadline March 1. ww.loc.gov/loc/kluge/fellowships/kislakshort.html
- The Alan Lomax Fellowship in Folklife Studies, deadline March 31.
- The David B. Larson Fellowship in Health and Spirituality, deadline April 17.
Research conducted at the Kluge Center must make substantial use of the Library’s collections. Interdisciplinary, cross-cultural or multilingual research is particularly welcome. Information about the Library’s collections can be found at www.loc.gov/rr/.
Established in 2000 through a generous endowment from John W. Kluge, the Library of Congress Kluge Center provides competitive fellowship opportunities for promising post-graduate scholars in the early years of their careers to distill wisdom from the Library's rich resources. For more information about the Kluge Center visit www.loc.gov/kluge/.
Founded in 1800, the Library of Congress is the nation’s oldest federal cultural institution. The Library seeks to spark imagination and creativity and to further human understanding and wisdom by providing access to knowledge through its magnificent collections, programs, publications and exhibitions. Many of the Library’s rich resources can be accessed through its website at www.loc.gov.