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The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) is pleased to offer fellowships funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for dissertation research in the humanities in original sources. The purposes of this fellowship program are to

  • help junior scholars in the humanities and related social-science fields gain skill and creativity in developing knowledge from original sources

  • enable dissertation writers to do research wherever relevant sources may be rather than just where financial support is available

  • encourage more extensive and innovative uses of original sources in libraries, archives, museums, historical societies, and related repositories in the U.S. and abroad, and

  • provide insight from the viewpoint of doctoral candidates into how scholarly resources can be developed for access most helpfully in the future.

The Fellowships

The program offers approximately ten competitively awarded fellowships for 2003. Each provides a stipend of $1,600 per month for up to 12 months. Each fellow will receive an additional $800 upon participating in a symposium on research in original sources and submitting an acceptable report to CLIR on the research experience. Thus the maximum award will be $20,000.

For more information see:

Application forms may be obtained from CLIR's Web site (see instructions below); by calling CLIR at (202) 939-4750; by e-mailing to; or by writing to:

Mellon Fellowships, Council on Library and Information Resources, 1755 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20036.

Citation: , " CLIR Fellowship," SBL Forum , n.p. [cited Sept 2005]. Online:


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