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The Law Library of Congress Invites Applications for the 2024 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.

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The Guggenheim Scholar


  • Scholars who have received a graduate degree within the past seven years in criminal justice, law, demography, data science, or data analytics are eligible to apply.
  • Non-US residents, foreign nationals, or non-resident aliens may apply for the Guggenheim Scholars program; however, receipt of an award will be contingent on an individual’s eligibility for and the ability to secure any necessary visas prior to starting the program and receiving payment.

Program Expectations

  • The scholar must spend a minimum of five days on-site at the Law Library to conduct their research in June, July, or August of 2024.
  • At the conclusion of their research over the course of June, July, and August of 2024, we ask that the scholar produce a presentation, publication, or article that summarizes their findings.
  • The scholar will receive a stipend of $5,000 for their research that may be used to fund their travel to the Library of Congress. This payment will be divided so it is paid in equal installments at the end of June, July, and August of 2024.
  • 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 the following application materials to [email protected]:

  • A current CV/Resume
  • A list of publications
  • A list of references
  • A one-page project proposal that includes details on how the Law Library of Congress’ collections can support your research

Application materials must be received by January 31, 2024, to be considered for the program in the summer of 2024. The successful candidate will be announced in April of 2024.

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