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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 167 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:

Baruch S. Blumberg NASA/Library of Congress Chair in Astrobiology, Exploration, and Scientific Innovation

Deadline January 1

Research at the intersection of astrobiology, exploration, and innovation, with emphasis on their societal implications. Open to distinguished scholars and practitioners worldwide.

Available Fellowships: 

Kluge Fellowships

Deadline Extended July 31

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 healthfunded by the International Center for the Integrationof Health and Spirituality. Open to scholars worldwide with a Ph.D. or terminal degree.


Jon B. Lovelace Fellowship for the Study of the Alan Lomax Collection

Deadline March 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.

The Philip Lee Phillips Society Fellowship

Deadline February 15

Research on the history of cartography using the collections of the Geography and Map Division of the Library of the Congress.



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