Applications for Chairs and Fellowships
Experience the Library of Congress as a scholar-in-residence at The John W. Kluge Center.
The John W. Kluge Center is the internationally renowned scholars center inside the Library of Congress. Situated within the historic Thomas Jefferson building, the Center provides unparalleled access to the Library’s 160 million items and a vibrant intellectual community on Capitol Hill through long- and short-term Chair and Fellowship positions. The Kluge Center invites and welcomes more than 100 scholars to the Library each year at varying levels of funding and terms. Recipients are expected to be in continuous residence at the Center and to participate in, and contribute to, its intellectual life.
Available Chair Positions:
Henry A. Kissinger Chair in Foreign Policy and International Relations
Deadline November 1
Research on foreign policy and international affairs that will lead to publication serving as a catalyst for fresh analysis of foreign affairs in a global age. Open to distinguished scholars and practitioners worldwide.
Baruch S. Blumberg NASA/Library of Congress Chair in Astrobiology
Deadline December 1
Research at the intersection of the science of astrobiology and its humanistic aspects, particularly in societal implications. Open to distinguished scholars and practitioners worldwide.
Deadline July 15
Research in the humanities and social sciences that makes use of the Library's large and varied collections. Interdisciplinary, cross-cultural, and multilingual research is particularly welcome. Open to scholars worldwide with a Ph.D. or other terminal advanced degree conferred within seven years of the July 15 deadline.
Kluge Fellowships in Digital Studies
Deadline December 6
Research related to the impact of the digital revolution on society, culture and international relations. Open to scholars and practitioners worldwide.
Kluge Staff Fellowship
Deadline April 1
Supports a full-time staff member of the Library of Congress to leave his/her regular position to conduct personal research for a period of one year. Open to current Library of Congress staff only.
David B. Larson Fellowship in Health and Spirituality
Deadline April 17
Research on the relation of religiousness and spirituality to physical, mental, and social health, funded by the International Center for the Integrationof Health and Spirituality. Open to scholars worldwide with a Ph.D. or terminal degree.
Jay I. Kislak Fellowship for the Study of the History and Cultures of the Early Americas
Deadline October 15
Research that contributes to a greater understanding of the cultures and history of the early Americas using the Kislak Collection of books, manuscripts, maps, and artifacts. Open to scholars worldwide.
Jon B. Lovelace Fellowship for the Study of the Alan Lomax Collection
Deadline February 1
Research that contributes significantly to a greater understanding of the work of Alan Lomax and the cultural traditions he documented over the course of a vigorous and highly productive seventy-year career.
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