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美国国会图书馆John W. Kluge中心奖学金申请

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  美国国会图书馆的John W. Kluge中心现面向全美所有学生开设研究助学金项目,旨在促进人文社科领域,尤其是跨文化或多语言文化方面知识的研究交流。助学金金额为每月4200刀,最高可发放11个月,超过12个月的研究学者奖学金将会按年发放。

  申请者要求:研究领域为人文及社科研究领域;在过去7年内获得人文社科或建筑、法律等专业的高等学历证书。

  申请需提交:完整英文申请信、CV、发表文章摘要、计划研究项目陈述、研究项目所涉及的参考文献目录、3封推荐信

  申请截止时间为2017年7月15日。

  点击查看申请详情:http://www.loc.gov/loc/kluge/fellowships/kluge.php

  About the Kluge Fellowships

  The John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress invites qualified scholars to conduct research at the Kluge Center using the Library of Congress collections and resources for a period of four to eleven months. Established in 2000 through an endowment of $60 million from John W. Kluge, the Center is located in the splendid Jefferson Building of the Library of Congress. The Kluge Center furnishes attractive work and discussion space for Kluge Chair holders, for distinguished visiting scholars, and for post-doctoral Fellows supported by other private foundation gifts. Residents have easy access to the Library's specialized staff and to the intellectual community of Washington.

  The Kluge Center especially encourages humanistic and social science research that makes use of the Library's large and varied collections. Interdisciplinary, cross-cultural, or multi-lingual research is particularly welcome. Among the collections available to researchers are the world's largest law library and outstanding multi-lingual collections of books and periodicals. Deep special collections of manuscripts, maps, music, films, recorded sound, prints and photographs are also available.

  Eligibility

  Scholars who have received a terminal advanced degree within the past seven years in the humanities, social sciences or in a professional field such as architecture or law are eligible. Exceptions may be made for individuals without continuous academic careers. Applicants may be U.S. citizens or foreign nationals. Upon selection, and in accordance with relevant visa regulations, foreign nationals will be assisted in obtaining the appropriate visa. To meet the minimum eligibility requirements, the degree must be formally awarded by the deadline date.

  Tenure & Stipend

  Fellowships are tenable for periods from four to eleven months at a stipend of $4,200 per month for residential research at the Library of Congress. The Kluge Center reserves the right to offer fewer months than originally requested. Fellows may be given residence at any time during the fourteen-month window between June 1 of the year in which the Fellowship is awarded and August 1 of the year following. Stipends will be paid monthly by the Library of Congress, by means of electronic transfer to a U.S. bank account.

  Applications

  Applicants must submit:

  A completed application form, in English

  A curriculum vitae (maximum 2 pages; additional pages will be discarded)

  A single paragraph abstract

  A statement of proposed research (maximum 3 pages)

  An explanation of why the Library of Congress is the required venue for your research (maximum 1 paragraph)

  A bibliography of works you have consulted for your proposal (maximum 3 pages)

  3 references with completed reference forms from people who have read the research proposal

  Due Date

  The annual application deadline is July 15. Application materials must be submitted by the deadline date via the Kluge Center's online application system.

  Language Certification

  For applicants whose native language is not English, there must be evidence that the applicant is fluent in English so as easily to conduct research, discuss work with colleagues, and make a public presentation, although the ultimate product of the research may be written in the applicant's native language. For English speakers who seek to do research in the Library's foreign language collections, there must be evidence that they have a command of the relevant language or languages at the level requisite for serious research.

  Expectations

  Kluge Fellows will give one public presentation of their research and provide a final report on their research and its results. Two copies of any ultimate product of this research (book, article, film, website, etc.) should be sent to the Library of Congress. Kluge Fellows will also have opportunities to meet with Library specialists and curators, and on occasion with Members of Congress and Congressional staff.

  Awards

  Up to twelve Kluge Fellowships will be awarded annually by the Library of Congress. Awards will be announced in the spring of the year following that in which the application is due. For overseas Fellows, award letters will address visa questions and include a form which must be filled out and submitted to the Library of Congress to determine tax residency status and the potential for U.S. Federal income tax withholding. Scholars who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents and who do not already have a U.S. Social Security number will be required to obtain either a Social Security or tax identification number, as appropriate, at the start of their fellowship at the Library, regardless of the taxability of their income under this program or exemption under a treaty with the United States. Transportation arrangements are the responsibility of each Fellow. Housing is not provided by the Library of Congress. The Library of Congress does not supply health insurance coverage but can provide contacts with commercial providers. Because the United States does not have a national health plan, if a selectee becomes ill or injured during the term of appointment, there is no provision for care.

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