Kluge Fellowships

The John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress is accepting applications for Kluge Fellowships that offer post-doctoral scholars an opportunity to conduct humanistic and social-science research in the Librarys large and varied collections. The fellowships are open to scholars worldwide with a Ph.D. or other terminal advanced degree conferred within seven years of the July 15 deadline. The Kluge Center encourages research that makes use of the Librarys collections. Interdisciplinary, cross-cultural or multilingual research is particularly welcome. Among the collections available to researchers are the worlds largest law library and outstanding multilingual collections of books and periodicals. Deep special collections of manuscripts, maps, music, films, recorded sound, prints. The Kluge Center was established in 2000 through an endowment of $60 million from John W. Kluge. Located in the Thomas Jefferson Building of the Library of Congress, the center was created to bring together the worlds best thinkers to stimulate and energize one another, to distill wisdom from the Librarys rich resources and to interact with policymakers in Washington.

Kluge Fellowships 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. Upon selection, and in accordance with relevant visa regulations, foreign nationals will be assisted in obtaining the appropriate visa. To meet the minimum eligibility requirements, the degree must be formally awarded by the deadline date.

Tenure & Stipend

Fellowships are tenable for periods from four to eleven months at a stipend of $4,200 per month for residential research at the Library of Congress. The Kluge Center reserves the right to offer fewer months than originally requested. Fellows may be given residence at any time during the fourteen-month window between June 1 of the year in which the Fellowship is awarded and August 1 of the year following. Stipends will be paid monthly by the Library of Congress, by means of electronic transfer to a U.S. bank account.

Kluge Fellowships Application Process

Applicants must submit:

  • A completed application form, in English
  • A curriculum vitae (maximum 2 pages; additional pages will be discarded)
  • A single paragraph abstract
  • A statement of proposed research (maximum 3 pages)
  • An explanation of why the Library of Congress is the required venue for your research (maximum 1 paragraph)
  • A bibliography of works you have consulted for your proposal (maximum 3 pages)
  • 3 references with completed reference forms from people who have read the research proposal

Completed application packets should be submitted via the Kluge Center’s online application system. Applications submitted via email, fax, or regular mail will not be considered. For questions about application procedures, eligibility, stipend or deadlines, please email scholarly@loc.gov or write to us at

Kluge Fellowships
The John W. Kluge Center
Library of Congress, LJ-120
101 Independence Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20540-4860

Kluge Fellowships Application deadline

  • Application Deadline 15th July, 2017

Contact Details

Kluge Fellowships
The John W. Kluge Center
Library of Congress, LJ-120
101 Independence Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20540-4860
Telephone No : (202) 707-3302
Fax No : (202) 707-3595
Email ID : scholarly@loc.gov
Website : www.loc.gov

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