The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) is now accepting applications for the 2015 Mellon Fellowships for Dissertation Research in Original Sources.
The program will be offering about fifteen competitively awarded fellowships for the 2015-2016 academic year. Each provides a stipend of $2,000 per month for 9–12 months. Fellows will receive an additional $1,000 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 $25,000.
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;
– encourage more extensive and innovative uses of original sources in libraries, archives, museums, historical societies, and related repositories in the U.S. and abroad;
– enable dissertation writers to do research wherever relevant sources may be, rather than just where financial support is available; and
– provide insight from the viewpoint of doctoral candidates into how scholarly resources can be developed for access most helpfully in the future.
Applicants do not have to be U.S. citizens, but must be enrolled in a doctoral program in a graduate school in the United States.
For further information on eligibility, requirements, and deadlines, please visit CLIR’s website at http://www.clir.org/fellowships/mellon/mellon.html.