CLIR Mellon Fellowships for Dissertation Research

CLIR Mellon Fellowships for Dissertation Research

The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) is pleased to offer the “Mellon Fellowships funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The program is open for dissertation research in original sources, the graduate school student who enrolled in a doctoral program are eligible to apply. The purpose of the fellowship program is to help junior scholars in the humanities, related social science fields, gain skill, and creativity in developing knowledge from original sources.Winners will get a stipend of $2,000 per month for periods ranging from 9-12 months and also receive an additional $1,000 upon participating in a symposium on research in original sources.

The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) is an independent, nonprofit organization that forges strategies to enhance research, teaching, and learning environments in collaboration with libraries, cultural institutions, and communities of higher learning.

Eligibility:

To be eligible, candidate must follow the given criteria:

  • Be enrolled in a doctoral program in a graduate school in the United States (master’s thesis research is not eligible) throughout the duration of the fellowship
  • Complete all doctoral requirements except the dissertation and be ready to start research as early as June 1 and no later than September 1, 2017, with approval of the dissertation proposal no later than March 31, 2017
  • Plan to do dissertation research primarily in original source material in the holdings of archives, libraries, historical societies, museums, related repositories, or a combination
  • Plan to write the dissertation and receive the Ph.D. degree in a field of the humanities or in a related element of the social sciences (candidates for the Ed.D, J.D., or D.D. degrees are not eligible)
  • An applicant may be of any nationality but must be enrolled in a U.S. graduate school and be studying here, not on a campus abroad, even if operated by a U.S. institution
  • Proposed research may be conducted at a single or multiple sites abroad, in the U.S., or both.
  • Any relevant repository may be used, including government archives and private collections accessible to the applicant. Preference is given to applicants who will be studying away from their home institution
  • Those candidate, who are conducting original source research using online sources in novel or innovative ways are eligible to apply for this fellowship

How to Apply:

To apply for a CLIR Mellon Fellowship for Dissertation Research in Original Sources, the candidate can login to the online application system.

https://www.clir.org/fellowships/mellon/application

Supporting Documents:

  • Transcripts covering all graduate study
  • Three letters of reference. All reference letters must be submitted by reference providers through the online application system

Financial Aid and Award Money:

  • The program offers about fifteen competitively awarded fellowships a year in amounts up to $25,000.
  • Each provides a stipend of $2,000 per month for periods ranging from 9-12 months.
  • Each fellow receives an additional $1,000 upon participating in a symposium on research in original sources and submitting a report acceptable to CLIR on the research experience.

Application Deadline:

The application will close on December 2, 2016, 5:00 p.m. Eastern time.

Link for more Information:

https://www.clir.org/fellowships/mellon

Contact Information:

If you have questions, you can contact by e-mail at mellon-at-clir.org.

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