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Mellon Dissertation Fellowships Offered by CLIR

how information usage patterns are changing among undergraduates, graduate

students, and faculty members in U.S. academic institutions. The report,
Dimensions and Use of the Scholarly Information Environment: Introduction to a Data Set Assembled by the
Digital Library Federation and Outsell, Inc.
, is available on the Web and will soon be available in print.subject: DLF
digital library federation
Amy Friedlander
library use
information resources
Outsell study


For Immediate Release: August 28, 2003

Contact: Cynthia Burns 202-939-4755

Mellon Dissertation Fellowships Offered by CLIR

WASHINGTON, D.C.—For the third 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 November 14, 2003 (November 1, 2003, if mailed from outside the United States) will be considered for about 10 awards to be announced by April 1, 2004, for use beginning between June 1 and September 1, 2004.

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 Awards & Fellowships at, or may be requested from CLIR by e-mail at, 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 ÒlibraryÓ and supports the providers and preservers of information.

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