Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 16, No. 70.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
Date: Fri, 14 Jun 2002 06:03:57 +0100
From: "Aikin, Jane" <JAikin@neh.gov>
Subject: John W. Kluge Fellowship Competition announcement
The John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress
Kluge Fellowship Competition
Deadline for receipt of applications: August 15, 2002
The Library of Congress invites qualified scholars to conduct research
in the John W. Kluge Center using the Library's collections
and resources for tenure periods of six months to one year. The Center
especially encourages humanistic and social science research.
Interdisciplinary, cross-cultural, or multilingual research is particularly
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 architecture or law are eligible. Exceptions may be made for
individuals without continuous academic careers. Applicants may be U.S.
citizens or foreign nationals.
Tenure and Stipend. Fellowships may be held for periods from six to
twelve months at a stipend of $3500 per month. Constraints of space and the
desirability of accommodating the maximum number of Fellows may lead to
an offer of fewer months than originally requested. Fellows may begin
tenure at any time during the fourteen-month window between June 1 of the
year in which the Fellowship is awarded and August of the year following,
providing space is available. Stipends will be paid monthly, usually by
electronic transfer to a bank account.
Applications: All applications must be written in English. The application
must include a research proposal (no longer than three single-spaced pages),
a two-page curriculum vita which should indicate major prior scholarship, an
indication of the collections at the Library of Congress that will be used
for research and two letters of reference (in English) from individuals who
know the quality of the applicant's scholarship. The application form and
reference form may be printed from the website: http://www.loc.gov/kluge
Deadline: Applications (including nine collated copies) must be received at
the Office of Scholarly Programs, Library of Congress, by August 15, 2002.
Language Certification: For applicants whose native language is not
English, there must be evidence that the applicant is fluent in English
so as easily to conduct research, discuss work with colleagues, and make
a public presentation, although the ultimate product of the research
may be written in the applicant's native language. For English
speakers who seek to do research in the Library's foreign language
collections, there must be evidence that they have a command of the
relevant language or languages at the level requisite for serious
Awards: Up to twelve Kluge Fellowships will be awarded annually
by the Library of congress. Awards will be announced no later than
March 15 of the year following that in which the application is due.
For further information: Contact The John W. Kluge Center,
Office of Scholarly Programs, Library of Congress, LJ120,
101 Independence Avenue, SE, Washington, DC 20540-4860
phone: 202-707-3302; fax: 202-707-3595
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