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X-POST FROM: H-ANNOUNCE Kluge Fellowship Competition The John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress Location: District of Columbia, United States Fellowship Deadline: 2002-08-15 Date Submitted: 2002-06-13 Announcement ID: 130635 The Library of Congress invites qualified scholars to conduct research using the Library's collections and resources for tenure periods of six months to one year. The Kluge Center especially encourages humanistic and social science research, and interdisciplinary, cross-cultural, or multilingual research is particularly welcome. Eligibility: Scholars who have received a terminal advanced degrees 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. Tenure and stipend: Fellowships may be held for periods from six to twelve months at a stipend of $3500 per month. 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 begin tenure at any time during the fourteen-month window between June 1 of the year in which the fellowship is awarded and August of the year following, providing space is available. Stipends will be paid monthly, usually by electronic transfer to a bank account. Applications: All applications must be written in English. The application must include a research proposal (no longer than three single-spaced pages), a two-page curriculum vita which should indicate major prior scholarship, an indication of the collections at the Library of Congress that will be used for research, and two letters of reference (in English) from individuals who know the quality of the applicant's scholarship. The application form and reference form may be printed from the website. Deadline: Applications (including nine collated 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 pressentation, 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. Award: 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. Contact information: John W. Kluge Center Office of Scholarly Programs Library of Congress LJ120 101 Independence Ave., SE Washington, D.C. 20540-4860 Phone: 202-707-3302 Fax: 202-707-3595 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Fellowship website: http://www.loc.gov.kluge