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CLIR Names 2017 Mellon Dissertation Fellows

Washington, DC, April 4, 2017—Seventeen graduate students have been selected to receive awards this year under the Mellon Fellowships for Dissertation Research in Original Sources program, which CLIR administers. The fellowships are intended to help graduate students in the humanities and related social science fields pursue research wherever relevant sources are available; gain skill and creativity...

CLIR and Jisc Announce Partnership to Enhance Digital Services for Libraries and Research

Trans-national collaboration to boost support for academic research communities Contacts: Kathlin Smith ksmith@clir.org Emily Jones emily.jones@jisc.ac.uk Washington, DC, and Bristol, UK, March 29, 2017—The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) and Jisc today announced a partnership to advance programs of mutual interest for academic communities on both sides of the Atlantic. Jisc, the UK’s...

CLIR Receives Planning Grant for Digital Library of the Middle East

Contact:  Kathlin Smith 202-939-4754 Washington, DC, July 19, 2016-The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded CLIR $149,500 to support exploratory research, community building, and technical prototyping for the Digital Library of the Middle East (DLME). Along with the horrific loss of life and human suffering in the region, the cultural heritage of many nations...

Report Surveys Changing Landscape of Archival Research and Graduate Student Research Experiences

Contact:          Kathlin Smith 202-939-4754 Washington, DC, May 24, 2016-A new report from the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) surveys the current landscape of archival research and the experiences of emerging scholars seeking to navigate it. Terra Cognita: Graduate Students in the Archives, draws upon data from CLIR’s Mellon Fellowships for Dissertation...

CLIR Names 2016 Mellon Dissertation Fellows

Contact: Kathlin Smith 202-939-4754  Washington, DC, April 5, 2016-Sixteen graduate students have been selected to receive awards this year under the Mellon Fellowships for Dissertation Research in Original Sources program, which CLIR administers. The fellowships are intended to help graduate students in the humanities and related social science fields pursue research wherever relevant sources are...

CLIR Receives NEH Grant for Openlab Workshop

Contact: Christa Williford Broad partnership will explore a solutions lab to help galleries, libraries, archives, and museums use technology to achieve greater public impact Washington, DC, July 31, 2015-The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has awarded the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) $49,962 in a cooperative agreement to support a two-day workshop...

CLIR Receives Mellon Grant for Postdoctoral Fellowships in Data Curation for Medieval Studies

For immediate release Contact: Kathlin Smith 202-939-4754 Washington, DC, June 26, 2015-The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) $900,000 to support a program of Postdoctoral Fellowships in Data Curation for Medieval Studies. The program will fund a cohort of five fellows for two years at five institutions...

CLIR Names 2015 Mellon Dissertation Fellows

Contact: Kathlin Smith 202-939-4754 Washington, DC, April 2, 2015-Sixteen graduate students have been selected to receive awards this year under the Mellon Fellowships for Dissertation Research in Original Sources, which CLIR administers. The fellowships are intended to help graduate students in the humanities and related social science fields pursue research wherever relevant sources are available;...