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Program The John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress

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.

Current Opportunities

Deadline: December 1, 2018

2019 Baruch S. Blumberg NASA/Library of Congress Chair in Astrobiology
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Deadline: December 6, 2018

2019 Kluge Digital Studies Fellowship Competition
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Chairs

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.

Fellowships

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.

Partnerships

Through formal partnerships with a range of scholarly organizations, the Kluge Center welcomes researchers selected in joint collaboration and funded by partner organizations.

Internships

The Kluge Center offers research internships through select existing programs with institutions. Interested parties should contact those institutions directly.

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