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The Kluge Fellowship: Applications are Open and the Criteria Have Changed

Applications are now open for Kluge Fellowships at the John W. Kluge Center. Fellowships are open to scholars in the humanities and social sciences, with special consideration given to those whose projects demonstrate relevance to the challenges facing democracies in the 21st century.

The application deadline is July 15, 2019, and you can apply online here.

Please read through the eligibility information and application requirements, as they have changed since last year. In addition to being open to scholars who have received a terminal advanced degree within the seven years in the humanities, social sciences, or in a professional field such as architecture or law, the fellowship is now open to researchers without the terminal degree in their field whose proposal meets the criteria for scholarly merit and demonstrates relevance to contemporary challenges.

Twelve Kluge Fellowships are awarded each year through a competitive selection process, for a period of four to eleven months.

Since the inception of the Kluge Center, dozens of Kluge Fellows have gone on to distinguished academic careers; many have made lasting contributions as public intellectuals. Follow this link to learn more about eligibility and the application process for Kluge Fellowships: Read more about the application and selection process.

April 2019 Kluge Arrivals

Spring has arrived, and with the Cherry Blossoms at their peak, the Kluge Center has welcomed three new scholars into residence in April 2019. Here are the projects they will be working on: Rebecca Iszatt, our first incoming Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Fellow, arrived from the University of Leeds. During her residency, Rebecca […]

How to Think About Data: A Conversation with Christine Borgman

Members of the Scholars Council are appointed by the Librarian of Congress to advise on matters related to scholarship at the Library, with special attention to the Kluge Center and the Kluge Prize. The Council includes scholars, writers, researchers, and scientists. “Insights” is featuring some of the work of this group of thinkers. Dan Turello […]

February 2019 Arrivals at Kluge

February 2019 is here, and the State of the Kluge Center is strong. This month, in addition to 16 interns, the Kluge Center welcomed several new scholars into residence. Here are the projects they will be working on: Robin Bates, an incoming Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Fellow, arrived from the University of Cambridge. […]

January 2019 Arrivals at Kluge

January 2019 is here, and as D.C. celebrated the start of a new year, the Kluge Center welcomed a large number of scholars into residence. Here are the projects that they will be working on: Julia Azari, one of two incoming Distinguished Visiting Scholars, arrived from Marquette University. During her residency, Julia will focus on […]

Mme. Christine Lagarde to Deliver Kissinger Lecture on Foreign Policy and International Relations, Discussing the Role of US Leadership in a Changing World

On Tuesday, December 4, International Monetary Fund Managing Director Mme. Christine Lagarde will deliver the eighth Henry Alfred Kissinger Lecture on Foreign Policy and International Relations in the Great Hall of the Library of Congress. Madame Lagarde will speak about the changing landscape of the international system and the need for continued creativity in US […]

November 2018 Arrivals at Kluge

November 2018 is here, and with Thanksgiving approaching, the Kluge Center welcomed four new fellows into residence. Here are the projects they will be working on: Gianandrea Nodari, our incoming Kluge Fellow, arrived from El Colegio de Mexico. During his residency, Gianandrea will focus on his project, “The Monetary History of the Mexican Revolution, 1913-1918.” […]

October 2018 Arrivals at Kluge

October 2018 is here, and with the change in leaves approaching, the Kluge Center welcomed five new fellows into residence. Here are the projects that they will be working on: Emma Day, an incoming Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Fellow, arrived from the University of Oxford. During her residency, Emma will conduct research on […]

From the Director’s Desk

The Kluge Center held a flurry of events in the last week of September, including a discussion with Jonathan Haidt of his book, “The Coddling of the American Mind,” the Symposium “Becoming Interplanetary,” hosted by the NASA/Library of Congress Blumberg Chair in Astrobiology, Lucianne Walkowicz, and a dynamic discussion of the politics and culture of […]