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The Law Library of Congress Invites Applications for the Guggenheim Scholars Program

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The Law Library of Congress invites applications for the Daniel and Florence Guggenheim Scholars Program. The purpose of this program is to fund a scholar whose research will draw upon the Law Library’s world-class collections, target new acquisitions, and leverage the Law Library’s staff expertise. The focus of the program is to create new research at the intersection of demography, technology, and criminal justice. This research will generate benchmarks, metrics, best practices, and possible solutions to some of the emerging legal issues that fall at the intersection of these fields. The program will encourage a multidisciplinary and multinational approach for the greatest impact.

Proposals that utilize data analysis and modeling tools to illustrate the impact of emerging laws and policies on criminal justice, technology, and/or demography are encouraged, but not required.

Flyer announcing The Guggenheim Scholars Program, created by Kelly Goles.

The Guggenheim Scholar
The scholar will receive a stipend of $5,000 for their research that could be conducted over the course of June, July, and August of 2023. At the conclusion of their research, the scholar will be expected to produce a presentation, publication, or article that summarizes their findings. The scholar may receive assistance from Law Library staff and also have the opportunity to participate in a Law Library of Congress event panel discussion, such as Human Rights Day.

How to Apply
To apply, please send a current CV/Resume, a list of publications, a list of references, and a one-page project proposal that includes details on how the Law Library of Congress’ collections can support your research via email to [email protected].

Application materials must be received by January 31, 2023, to be considered for the program in the summer of 2023. The successful candidate will be announced in March of 2023.

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