Information for Applicants

CLIR is continuing to accept applications on a rolling basis.

Applicants may indicate which fellowship opportunity or opportunities best suit their qualifications when completing their online application, but applicants are normally considered for all potentially relevant and available positions. The same application is used for all positions.


To be considered for 2018 Postdoctoral Fellowships, applicants must:

  • have received a Ph.D. after January 1, 2013, but before beginning the fellowship;
  • be legally permitted to work in the United States and/or Canada between 2018 and 2020;
    Note: You do NOT need to be legally permitted to work in Hong Kong to apply for the Chinese University of Hong Kong fellowship.
  • submit a complete application package, including all supporting documentation, and
  • attend the program’s mandatory seminar held July 29 – August 4, 2018 at Bryn Mawr College.

Available Positions

Postdoctoral Fellowships in Academic Libraries
Postdoctoral Fellowships in Data Curation for Latin American and Caribbean Studies
Postdoctoral Fellowships in Data Curation for the Sciences and Social Sciences
Postdoctoral Fellowships in Data Curation for Energy Economics

Important Dates

  • September 2017: Fellowship application period opens.
  • December 29, 2017: Fellowship application deadline. NOTE: Applications accepted on rolling basis.
  • February-June 2018: CLIR will forward all qualified applicants’ information to relevant host institutions; each host institution conducts its own review process. The timeline and procedures for reviewing applications vary widely from institution to institution. For details, see Frequently Asked Questions.
  • June-September 2018: Fellowships begin (exact dates vary by institution).
  • July 29 – August 4, 2018: All fellows must attend an intensive introductory seminar held at Bryn Mawr College.

Application and Selection Process

Applicants must register and establish a personal user ID and password within the application system. A complete application consists of the following items:

 Further Information for Applicants

Additional questions about the application process or the program may be directed to