The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) is now accepting applications for the 2014 Mellon Fellowships. Fellowships are funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for dissertation research in the humanities or related social sciences in original sources. The program offers about fifteen competitively awarded fellowships. Each provides a stipend of $2,000 per month for periods ranging from 9-12 months. The application deadline will be November 15, 2013.
Study Subject (s): Fellowships are provided for dissertation research in the humanities or related social sciences in original sources.
Course Level: Fellowships are available for pursuing research program at U.S. graduate school.
Scholarship Provider: The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR)
Scholarship can be taken at: USA
Eligibility: To be eligible, an applicant will:
- Be currently enrolled in a doctoral program in a graduate school in the United States (master’s thesis research is not eligible) and remain enrolled at the institution throughout the duration of the fellowship;
- Complete all doctoral requirements except the dissertation and be ready to start research for it as early as June 1 and no later than September 1, 2014, with approval of the dissertation proposal no later than April 1, 2014;
- Plan to do dissertation research primarily in original source material in the holdings of archives, libraries, historical societies, museums, related repositories, or a combination; and
- 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 who are conducting original source research using online sources in novel or innovative ways are eligible to apply for this fellowship.
Scholarship Open for International Students: International Students can apply for these fellowships.
Scholarship Description: CLIR is now accepting applications for the 2014 Mellon Fellowships. The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) is pleased to offer fellowships generously funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for dissertation research in the humanities or related social sciences in original sources.
Number of award (s): The program offers about fifteen competitively awarded fellowships.
Duration of award(s): Fellowships are offered for 9-12 months.
What does it cover? The program offers about fifteen competitively awarded fellowships a year. Each provides a stipend of $2,000 per month for periods ranging from 9-12 months. Each fellow will receive 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. Thus the maximum award will be $25,000.
Selection criteria: -The committee aims to select representatives from different fields of the humanities and related social sciences consistent with quality in the research proposals.
- Traditional proposals for original source research in such fields as history will be welcome. But the committee will give preference to sound non-traditional projects in all eligible fields.
- Fellows may propose to work in more than one repository during the fellowship period, including repositories abroad. Preference is given to applicants working away from their home institutions. The selection committee will assess the applicant’s need for working in multiple repositories, working abroad, or both.
- In the administration and awarding of fellowships, neither CLIR nor the selection committee discriminates on the basis of age, gender, race, ethnicity, physical disability, marital status, sexual orientation, religion, or political affiliation.
Notification: April 1, 2014: fellowship awards announced.
How to Apply: The mode of applying is electronically.
Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline will be November 15, 2013.