Jay I. Kislak Fellowship for International Applicants at Library of Congress in USA, 2014

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The Library of Congress is inviting applications for a postdoctoral fellowship in History and Cultures of the Early Americas in USA. The period of fellowship is up to 8 months which includes stipend per month, transportation arrangements, housing and health care insurance and costs. Applicants may be of any nationality and must possess a PhD degree, or equivalent terminal degree to be considered for this fellowship. Application must be send by electronic and via post till October 15.

Study Subject(s): This postdoctoral fellowship is awarded for advanced research based on the Kislak Collection. The program supports research projects in the disciplines of archaeology, history, cartography, epigraphy, linguistics, ethno-history, ethnography, bibliography and sociology, with particular emphasis on Florida, the circum-Caribbean region and Mesoamerica.
Course Level: This postdoctoral fellowship is offered for advanced research at the John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress in USA.
Scholarship Provider: Library of Congress
Scholarship can be taken at: USA

Eligibility: Applicants may be of any nationality and must possess a Ph.D. degree, or equivalent terminal degree, awarded by the application deadline date of October 15 of the year they apply.

Scholarship Open for Students of Following Countries: Applicants of any nationality are eligible for this postdoctoral fellowship.

Scholarship Description: The John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress invites qualified scholars to apply for a postdoctoral fellowship for advanced research based on the Kislak Collection. The Kislak Collection is a major collection of rare books, manuscripts, historic documents, maps and art of the Americas donated to the Library of Congress by the Jay I. Kislak Foundation of Miami Lakes, Fla. The collection contains some of the earliest records of indigenous peoples in North America and superb objects from the discovery, contact, and colonial periods, especially for Florida, the Caribbean, and Mesoamerica. The Kislak Fellows Program supports scholarly research that contributes significantly to a greater understanding of the history and cultures of the Americas. It provides an opportunity for a period of up to 8 months of concentrated use of materials from the Kislak Collection and other collections of the Library of Congress, through full-time residency at the Library. The program supports research projects in the disciplines of archaeology, history, cartography, epigraphy, linguistics, ethno-history, ethnography, bibliography and sociology, with particular emphasis on Florida, the circum-Caribbean region and Mesoamerica. We encourage interdisciplinary projects that combine disciplines in novel and productive ways. Select the “Sample Kislak Collection Items” tab for a representative selection of the types of items available for research in the Kislak Collection.

Number of award(s): Not Known

Duration of award(s): The Kislak Fellowship for the Study of the History and Cultures of the Early Americas is for a period of up to 8 months.

What does it cover? The Kislak Fellowship for the Study of the History and Cultures of the Early Americas is for a period of up to 8 months, at a stipend of $4,200 per month, for residential research at the Library of Congress. The Library of Congress will pay stipends monthly by means of electronic transfer to a U.S. bank account. Transportation arrangements, housing, and health care insurance and costs are the responsibility of the Fellow. The Library will provide Fellows with information on housing and can provide Fellows with contacts for commercial providers of health care insurance. The Library is required to ensure that nonresident alien visitors maintain minimum levels of medical insurance, and will provide information about insurers that offer qualifying policies to nonresident aliens.

Selection Criteria: A panel of scholars will review your application materials. The panel will consider your application in relation to numerous other proposals. Evaluation criteria will include:
• The significance of the contribution that the project will make to knowledge in the field
• The quality or the promise of quality of the work
• The quality of the conception, definition, organization and description of the project
• The likelihood that the applicant will complete the project
• The appropriateness of the research for the Library of Congress collections

Notification: Not Known

How to Apply: Completed application packets, questions, and other requests for information should be sent to scholarly-at-loc.gov or by post.

Scholarship Application Deadline: The annual application deadline is October 15, with the fellowship commencing anytime after September 1 of the next year.

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