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CLIR Postdoctoral Fellowship Program for International Students in USA and Canada, 2018

Council on Library and Information Resources Postdoctoral Fellowship Program is now available on offer for citizens of any country. Fellowships are available to pursue the postdoctoral program.

The CLIR Postdoctoral Fellowship Program offers recent PhD graduates the chance to develop research tools, resources, and services while exploring new career opportunities.

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CLIR is an independent, nonprofit organization that forges strategies to enhance research, teaching, and learning environments in collaboration with libraries, cultural institutions, and communities of higher learning.

Application Deadline: Closed


Applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Applicants must have received a Ph.D. in a discipline no more than five years before applying (i.e., after January 1, 2012, for the 2017-2019 cycles); if a Ph.D. has not yet been received, all work toward the degree (including dissertation defense and final dissertation editing) must be completed before starting the fellowship.
  • CLIR Postdoctoral Fellows work on projects that forge and strengthen connections among library collections, educational technologies, and current research. The Postdoctoral Fellowship Program currently consists of four tracks. Each has slightly different requirements and parameters, relating to eligible fields of study, funding, and terms of appointment.
  • Applicants can be citizens of any country but must be legally permitted to work in the US and/or Canada between 2017 and 2019 in order to be eligible to apply.
  • Students of all nationalities are eligible to apply for this program.

To be considered for 2018 Postdoctoral Fellowships, applicants must:

  • Have received a Ph.D. after January 1, 2013, but before beginning the fellowship;
  • Be legally permitted to work in the United States and/or Canada between 2018 and 2020;
  • Submit a complete application package, including all supporting documentation, and
  • Attend the program’s mandatory seminar held July 29 – August 4, 2018, at Bryn Mawr College.

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How to Apply

  • How to Apply: Applicants must register and establish a personal user ID and password within the application system. A complete application consists of the following items:
    • A completed and submitted an online application
    • A document containing the applicant’s written responses to questions about their own research practices and the ways practices are changing in their fields.
  • Supporting Documents: To apply, students must be ready to submit the Graduate school transcripts, Three letters of reference, CV.
  • Admission Requirements: To apply for the program applicants must have the previous degree.
  • Language Requirement: Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.


Remuneration varies by sponsoring institution and by type of fellowship; benefits and some travel expenses are routinely provided. Fellowships are for either one, two, or three years.

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