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Council on Library and Information Resources – CLIR Fellowships

The Council on Library and Information Resources ( CLIR ) is pleased to announce a scholarship for a student of library and information science to attend the World Library and Information Congress of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions ( IFLA ).

The scholarship is intended to encourage students who have an interest in international library work and enable them to participate in IFLA early in their careers. The 2018 IFLA annual meeting takes place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, August 24-30, 2018. The scholarship is made possible through the generosity of Mathilde and Howard Rovelstad.

CLIR Fellowships Eligibility

To be considered for 2020 Postdoctoral Fellowships, applicants must:

  • have received a Ph.D. after January 1, 2015, but before beginning the fellowship;
  • be legally permitted to work in the United States or Canada between 2020 and 2022 during the fellowship appointment;*
  • submit a complete application package, including all supporting documentation; and
  • attend the program’s week-long mandatory seminar, which will be held online July 27 – July 31, 2020

Financial Details

The scholarship covers conference registration, passport fee ( if applicable ), international economy-class air travel, ground transportation, meals, and lodging.

CLIR Fellowships Online Application Form

A complete application consists of the following items submitted through CLIR’s online application system:

  • a completed and submitted online application form;
  • official transcripts of undergraduate and graduate-school records; and
  • two letters of reference submitted by reference providers through the online application system.

Questions about the application process or the program should be directed to

CLIR Fellowships Deadline

  • September 2019: Fellowship application period opens.
  • January 10, 2020: Fellowship application deadline. NOTE: Applications accepted on a rolling basis until all fellowships are filled.
  • January 28, 2020: CLIR staff hosted a webinar for applicants at 1:00 pm US Eastern Time. Requests for a link to the recording of the session may be sent to
  • February-June 2020: CLIR will forward all qualified applicants’ information to host institutions; each host institution conducts its own review process. The timeline and procedures for reviewing applications and for interacting with candidates vary widely from institution to institution. For details, see the Frequently Asked Questions.
  • June-September 2020: Fellowships begin (exact dates vary by institution).
  • July 27 – July 31, 2020: All fellows must attend a week-long intensive introductory seminar. This seminar will be held online in 2020.

Contact Details

Council on Library and Information Resources
1707 L Street NW, Suite 650
Washington, DC 20036
Telephone No : (202) 939-4750
Fax No : (202) 600-9628
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Website :

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Application Form Submission 16 Dec 2020 to 16 Jan 2021.