subject: Mellon Dissertation Fellowhips
research in humanities in original sourcesCLIR Press ReleaseNEWS RELEASEFor Immediate Release: August 22, 2002Contact: Cynthia Burns 202-939-4750
Mellon Dissertation Fellowships Offered by CLIR
WASHINGTON, D.C. For the second year, the Council on Library
and Information Resources is offering fellowships funded by The Andrew W.
Mellon Foundation to support dissertation research in the humanities in original sources.
Applications postmarked by December 1, 2002 (November 15, 2002, if mailed
from outside the United States) will be considered for approximately 10 awards to
be announced by April 1, 2003, for use beginning between June 1 and September
The purposes of the program are to
- help junior scholars in the humanities and related social-science fields gain
skill and creativity in developing knowledge from original sources
- enable dissertation writers to do research wherever relevant sources may
be rather than just where financial support is available
- encourage more extensive and innovative uses of original sources in
libraries, archives, museums, historical societies, and related repositories in the U.S.
and abroad, and
- provide insight from the viewpoint of doctoral candidates into how
scholarly resources can be developed for access most helpfully in the future.
Application information and forms are available under
Fellowships at www.clir.org, or may be requested from CLIR by e-mail at
email@example.com, by phone at (202) 939-4750, or by mail
at CLIR, 1755 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Suite 500, Washington, DC, 20036.
The Council on Library and Information Resources is an independent, nonprofit organization
that works to expand access to information, however recorded and preserved, as a public good.
In partnership with other organizations, CLIR helps create services that expand the concept of
“library” and supports the providers and preservers of information.