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

National Governing Institutions Fellowship

About the Fellowship

The National Governing Institutions Fellowship supports research on the capacity of US national governing institutions to fulfill their Constitutional responsibilities to the American people. Such research could include the nature of these institutions, their functioning, policy making, structural limitations, adaptation to change, and/or delve into the relationship between the branches. The Fellowship is open not only to scholars in political science, but other disciplines including but not limited to organizational management, history, social science, law, legislative negotiation, etc. Emerging scholars are especially be urged to apply.

This fellowship program is made possible by generous support from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.

Eligibility

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 law are eligible. Applicants may be U.S. citizens or foreign nationals.

Program Details

Research Areas

Congressional Policymaking

Eligibility

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 law are eligible. Applicants may be U.S. citizens or foreign nationals.

Tenure & Stipend

Fellowships are for periods from four to six months at a stipend of $5,000 per month for residential research at the Library of Congress. Fellows may be given residence at any time during the 18-month window after the fellowship letter is received. The Library of Congress will pay stipends monthly by means of electronic transfer to a U.S. bank account. Transportation arrangements, housing, and health care insurance and costs are the responsibility of the fellow. The Library will provide Fellows with information on housing and can provide fellows with contacts for commercial providers of health care insurance. The Library is required to ensure that nonresident alien visitors maintain minimum levels of medical insurance, and will provide information about insurers that offer qualifying policies to nonresident aliens.

Application Deadline

Applications will open April 15, 2024 and be accepted up to 11:59pm, September 15, 2024. Access our online application portal here.

If you have any trouble, please email scholarly@loc.gov