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(E) Library of Congress Kluge Fellowships (no citizenship requirement)
By Nenad N. Bach | Published  06/27/2002 | Education | Unrated
(E) Library of Congress Kluge Fellowships (no citizenship requirement)           

The Library of Congress invites qualified scholars to conduct research in 
the John W. Kluge Center using the Library of Congress collections and 
resources for a period of up to one year. Established in 2000 through an 
endowment of $60 million from John W. Kluge, the Center is located in the 
splendid Jefferson Building of the Library of Congress. The Kluge Center 
furnishes attractive work and discussion space for Kluge Chair holders, for 
distinguished visiting scholars, and for post-doctoral Fellows supported by 
other private foundation gifts. Residents have easy access to the Library's 
specialized staff and to the intellectual community of Washington. 

The Kluge Center especially encourages humanistic and social science 
research that makes use of the Library's large and varied collections. 
Interdisciplinary, cross-cultural, or multi-lingual research is particularly 
welcome. Among the collections available to researchers are the world's 
largest law library and outstanding multi-lingual collections of books and 
periodicals. Deep special collections of manuscripts, maps, music, films, 
recorded sound, prints and photographs are also available. Further 
information about the Library's collections can be found on the Library's 

APPLICANT 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, 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 six to twelve 
months at a stipend of $3500 per month for residential research at the 
Library of Congress. The constraints of space and the desirability of 
accommodating the maximum number of Fellows may lead to an offer of fewer 
months than originally requested. Fellows may be in 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. 

APPLICATIONS. All application materials must be written in English. The 
Fellowship application requires a research proposal (no longer than three 
single-spaced pages) and one paragraph summary, a two-page curriculum vitae 
which should indicate major prior scholarship; and three letters of 
reference (in English) from people who know the quality of the applicant's 
scholarship. In the research proposal, applicants should indicate the 
collections of the Library of Congress that will be used for research. 

Application / Reference forms (PDF) 

DUE DATE. Applications (in nine copies) must be received at the Office of 
Scholarly Programs, Library of Congress by August 15, 2002. 

LANGUAGE CERTIFICATION. For applicants whose native language is not English, 
there must be evidence that the applicant is fluent in English so as easily 
to conduct research, discuss work with colleagues, and make a public 
presentation, although the ultimate product of the research may be written 
in the applicant's native language. For English speakers who seek to do 
research in the Library's foreign language collections, there must be 
evidence that they have a command of the relevant language or languages at 
the level requisite for serious research. 

EXPECTATIONS. Kluge Fellows will give one public presentation of their 
research and provide a final report on their research and its results. Two 
copies of any ultimate product of this research (book, article, film, 
website, etc.) should be sent to the Library of Congress. Kluge Fellows will 
also have opportunities to meet with Library specialists and curators, and 
on occasion with Members of Congress and Congressional staff. 

AWARDS. Up to twelve Kluge Fellowships will be awarded annually by the 
Library of Congress. Awards will be announced no later than March 15 of the 
year following that in which the application is due. For overseas Fellows, 
award letters will address visa questions and include a a form which must be 
filled out and submitted to the Library of Congress to determine tax 
residency status and the potential for U.S. Federal income tax withholding. 
Scholars who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents and who do not 
already have a U.S. Social Security number will be required to submit a Form 
W-7 to the Internal Revenue Service to get an individual taxpayer 
identification number (ITIN) prior to commencing their fellowship at the 
library, regardless of the taxability of their income under this program or 
exemption under a treaty with the United States. Transportation arrangements 
are the responsibility of each Fellow. To cover transportation and other 
start-up costs, an amount of $750 will be added to the initial stipend check 
for the United States and Canadian Fellows and $1500 for overseas Fellows. 
Housing is not provided by the Library of Congress. The Library of Congress 
does not supply health insurance coverage but can provide contacts with 
commercial providers. Because the United States does not have a national 
health plan, if a selectee becomes ill or injured during the term of 
appointment, there is no provision for care. 

CONTACT INFORMATION. Completed Applications, questions, and other requests 
for information should be sent to: 

The John W. Kluge Center Office of Scholarly Programs 
Library of Congress, LJ 120 
101 Independence Avenue, SE 
Washington, DC 20540-4860 
tel. 202-707-3302 fax 202-707-3595 

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