Deadline: 6 December 2019
Open to: scholars and practitioners worldwide
Benefits: USD 5,000 per month
The Kluge Fellowship in Digital Studies provides an opportunity for scholars to utilize digital methods, the Library’s large and varied digital collections and resources, curatorial expertise, and an emerging community of digital scholarship practitioners. Interdisciplinary and cross-cultural research is particularly welcome in the Kluge Digital Studies program. The fellowship is open to scholars from all disciplines with special consideration given to those whose projects demonstrate relevance to the challenges facing democracies in the 21st century. The Digital Studies Fellowship supports a wide array of academic work that encompasses digital scholarship, digital humanities, data science, data analysis, data visualization, and digital publishing that utilize digital collections, tools, and methods. Fellows will have the opportunity to engage with various digital departments in the Library of Congress while pursing and sharing their research.
The Library’s John W. Kluge Center seeks proposals from scholars worldwide that will generate deep, empirically-grounded understanding of the consequences of the digital revolution on how people think, how society functions, and how international relations shift. Proposals may also explore and analyze emerging trends and new phenomena that may generate consequential changes in the future. All proposals must state the importance of the research to fundamental thinking about the human condition.
- Open to scholars and practitioners worldwide;
- Open to U.S. citizens or foreign nationals;
- Open to scholars from all disciplines;
- Ph.D. or other advanced terminal degrees strongly preferred.
- For residency up to 11 months. Constraints of space and the desirability of accommodating the maximum number of Fellows may lead to an offer of fewer months than requested;
- USD 5,000 per month, paid monthly by the Library of Congress, by means of electronic transfer to a U.S. bank account;
- For residential research at the Library of Congress only.
How to apply?
Applicants must submit:
- A completed application form, in English
- A curriculum vitae (maximum 2 pages; additional pages will be discarded)
- A complete project proposal, including:
- A single-paragraph abstract
- A statement of proposed research (maximum 3 pages)
- An explanation of why the Library of Congress is the appropriate venue for your research and what collections you will utilize, if any (maximum 1 paragraph)
- Description of your technical approach and/or methodology (maximum 2 paragraphs)
- A bibliography of works you have consulted for your proposal
- Three references with completed reference forms from people who have read the research proposal
Applicants should indicate the collections of the Library of Congress that will be used for research.
Application materials must be submitted by the deadline date via the Kluge Center’s online application system External.
For more information, please visit the official web page.