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Information for Applicants

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

Applicants may indicate which fellowship opportunity or opportunities best suit their qualifications when completing their online application, but applicants are normally considered for all potentially relevant and available positions. The same application is used for all positions.


To be considered for 2014 Postdoctoral Fellowships, applicants must:

  • have received a Ph.D. after January 1, 2009, but before beginning the fellowship;
  • be legally permitted to work in the United States and/or Canada between 2014 and 2016;
  • submit a complete application package, including all supporting documentation, and
  • attend the program's mandatory seminar at Bryn Mawr College July 27-August 5, 2014.


Important Dates

  • September 2013: Fellowship application period opens.
  • December 27, 2013: CLIR begins review of applications.
  • February-June 2014: CLIR will forward all qualified applicants' information to relevant host institutions; each host institution conducts its own review process. The timeline and procedures for reviewing applications vary widely from institution to institution. For details, see Frequently Asked Questions.
  • June-September 2014: Fellowships begin (exact dates vary by institution).
  • July 27-August 5, 2014: All fellows must attend an intensive introductory seminar at Bryn Mawr College.


    Application and Selection Process

    Applicants must register and establish a personal user ID and password within the application system. A complete application consists of the following items:


    Further Information for Applicants

    Additional questions about the application process or the program may be directed to