Applications Invited for Kluge Fellowships in Digital Studies

Applications Invited for Kluge Fellowships in Digital Studies

Organization: Library of Congress (LOC)

Apply By: 06 Dec 2019

About the Organization:

Library of Congress (LOC) is the research library that officially serves the United States Congress and is the de facto national library of the United States. The library's primary mission is to research inquiries made by members of Congress, carried out through the Congressional Research Service. The library is open to the public, although only high-ranking government officials and library employees may check out books and materials.

Kluge Fellowships in Digital Studies

About the Fellowship:

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.

Application and Selection:

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.

Scholars should include a discussion of how the resources of the Library of Congress will inform the intended research.

Scholars are encouraged to think creatively about how the Library's collections may inform their work and expand the impact of their research.

Application Information:


  • 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 degree strongly preferred

Tenure & Stipend:

  • 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
  • $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


A panel of scholars will review your application materials. The panel will consider your application in relation to numerous other proposals. Evaluation criteria will include:

  • The significance of the project's contribution to knowledge in the field
  • The quality of the conception, definition, organization, and description of the project
  • The likelihood that the applicant will complete the project in the proposed timeline
  • The appropriateness of the research for the Library of Congress

For questions about application procedures, eligibility, stipend, or deadlines, please email scholarly@loc.gov. For questions about digital collection availability, please email labs@loc.gov

Application Deadline: December 6

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