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Awards and Fellowships

Cataloging Hidden Special Collections and Archives: Building a New Research Environment

The open application period for the 2014 Cataloging Hidden Special Collections and Archives program is now closed.

Libraries, archives, and cultural institutions hold millions of items that have never been adequately described. This program seeks to address this problem by awarding grants for supporting innovative, efficient description of large volumes of material of high value to scholars.

Mellon Fellowships for Dissertation Research in Original Sources

The 2014 application period for the Mellon Fellowships for Dissertation Research in Original Sources program is now closed. Information regarding the 2015 cycle will be available in late summer 2014.

CLIR offers about 15 fellowships annually to support original-source doctoral dissertation research in the humanities or related social sciences.

Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

CLIR is no longer accepting applications for the 2014 application cycle. Please check back with us in September when we post openings for 2015.

This fellowship provides recent Ph.D. recipients a unique opportunity to develop as scholars, scientists, and teachers while learning about modern librarianship, digital resources, data stewardship, e-publishing, archives, and collection development.

Rovelstad Scholarship in International Librarianship

The application period for the 2014 Rovelstad Scholarship is now closed. Details for the 2015 Scholarship will be available in fall 2014.

This scholarship provides for a student of library and information science to attend the annual World Library and Information Congress of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA).

Peterson Fellowship

The application period for the Rick Peterson Fellowship is now closed. Information about future awards will be posted on this site as it becomes available.

This award recognizes an early-career IT professional or librarian who has led a collaborative effort in resolving a significant challenge in IT and digital libraries. It covers travel, lodging, and registration costs associated with the fellow’s participation in NITLE’s annual spring symposium and the DLF Forum.


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