Chairs & Fellowships: Unique Opportunities for Scholars
The Center offers residential fellowships to scholars and practitioners from all fields and all levels to make use of the Library's vast collections and digital resources.
“There are few better places to read and research than the Kluge Center at the Library of Congress... There is genuine time to read, reflect and think.”
–Alexander Evans, member of the British diplomatic service and 2011 Henry A. Kissinger Chair in Foreign Policy and International Relations.
The Kluge Center welcomes scholars and practitioners at the height of their fields for residencies as chair holders or as distinguished visiting scholars.
The Kissinger Chair and the Blumberg Chair are filled by application. The rest of these positions are filled by invitation of the Librarian of Congress. Senior scholars enjoy individual offices in the Jefferson Building, where they engage in writing and research and interact with other scholars in residence.
- Kluge Chair in American Law and Governance
- Kluge Chair in Countries and Cultures of the North
- Kluge Chair in Countries and Cultures of the South
- Kluge Chair in Modern Culture
- Kluge Chair in Technology and Society
- Baruch S. Blumberg NASA/Library of Congress Chair in Astrobiology
- Henry A. Kissinger Chair in Foreign Policy and International Relations
- The Cary and Ann Maguire Chair in Ethics and American History
- Library of Congress Chair in U.S.-China Relations
- Library of Congress Chair in U.S.-Russia Relations
- Jay I. Kislak Chair for the Study of the History and Cultures of the Early Americas
- The Harissios Papamarkou Chair in Education
- Jack Kemp Chair in Political Economy
The Kluge Center welcomes applications from promising post-graduate scholars for research in an array of subjects that can be supported by the Library’s collections and digital resources.
These positions are filled by a range of competitions managed by the Kluge Center. Fellows receive individual carrels within the Library of Congress’ Thomas Jefferson Building to pursue their work.
- Kluge Fellowships
- Kluge Fellowships in Digital Studies
- Georgian Papers Programme Fellowship
- David B. Larson Fellowship in Health and Spirituality
- Jon B. Lovelace Fellowship for the Study of the Alan Lomax Collection
- Kluge Staff Fellowship
Through formal partnerships with a range of scholarly organizations, the Kluge Center welcomes researchers selected in joint collaboration and funded by partner organizations.
- AHRC/ESRC Research Councils of the U.K. Fellowships External
- Black Mountain Institute-Kluge Fellowship External
- Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellowship for Recently Tenured Scholars External
- J. Franklin Jameson Fellowship in American History
- Fellowships in Aerospace History External
- Bavarian American Academy Fellowship External
- Fulbright Fellowships External
- Mellon/ACLS Recent Doctoral Recipient Fellows Program External
- Swann Foundation Fellowships
The Kluge Center offers research internships through select existing programs with institutions. Interested parties should contact those institutions directly.