With generous funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, between 2002-2019 the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) awarded over 250 fellowships to scholars to support dissertation research in the humanities or related social sciences using original sources.
NOTE: The final fellowships through this program were awarded in 2019, and CLIR is no longer accepting new applications.
The purposes of this fellowship program were to:
- help junior scholars in the humanities and related social sciences 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
- capture insights into how scholarly resources can be developed for access most helpfully in the future.
Former fellows share reflections on their experiences with this program in the video below: