The CLIR Postdoctoral Fellowship Program offers recent Ph.D. graduates the chance to develop research tools, resources, and services while exploring new career opportunities. CLIR Postdoctoral Fellows work on projects that forge and strengthen connections among library collections, educational technologies, and current research. Host institutions benefit from fellows’ field-specific expertise by gaining insights into their collections’ potential uses and users, scholarly information behaviors, and current teaching and learning practices.

The Postdoctoral Fellowship Program currently consists of four tracks. Each has slightly different requirements and parameters, relating to eligible fields of study, funding, and terms of appointment.

CLIR’s Postdoctoral Fellows in Academic Libraries and Data Curation Fellows share information and experiences with one another, gaining a broad understanding of the importance of data and information management to the emerging research environment while becoming a cohort of highly skilled and deeply knowledgeable specialists.

Important Dates

  • 12/29/2017

    Applications Due

    Individual fellowship applications due. Review of fellowship applications begins at CLIR.

  • 2/2018

    Review

    Fellowship applications forwarded to all selected host institutions.

  • 6/1/2018

    Offers

    Target deadline for all 2018 postdoctoral fellowship positions to be filled.

Core Goals

Leadership

Build leadership capacity for libraries and higher education through establishing cohort unity, community building, and mutual support

Awareness

Broaden awareness of financial, technical, professional, and social changes in higher education in libraries and the academy

Changing Roles

Help CLIR understand the changing roles of libraries, campus IT, and other research support units through direct, sustained contact with on-the-ground change

Young Scholars

Introduce young scholars to professional language and culture related to LIS, with a special focus on research data curation/data management

Relevant Resources

Provide young scholars relevant resources for further study and training, so that each can set and meet personal professional development goals to build careers as effective “change agents” in higher education or allied domains.
166

PhDs

72

Host Institutions

147

Postdocs in the US

19

Postdocs in Canada and Overseas