Fellowships in Data Curation for Visual Studies

Information for Applicants

The CLIR/DLF Postdoctoral Fellowship in Data Curation for Visual Studies is an expansion of the CLIR Postdoctoral Fellowship Program in Academic Libraries. These five, fully-funded fellowships will provide recent Ph.D.s with professional development, education, and training opportunities in data curation for Visual Studies. Through this program, CLIR seeks to raise awareness and build capacity for sound data management practice throughout the academy.

Each fellowship is two year appointment, with a commensurate salary, plus benefits, and a yearly travel and research stipend.

Who May Apply

Recent Ph.D.s from any discipline with relevant expertise in Visual Studies are encouraged to apply, so long as they meet the eligibility criteria for the Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. As a field, Visual Studies calls attention to the material, cultural, and historical contexts of all images, the relationship of the visual object to the viewer, and the act of seeing from a historical and cultural perspective. Scholars in this field analyze and interpret both static and moving images in a wide range of contexts, forms, and genres.

The job of expert digital curators in this field is to ensure that scholars can reliably use and refer to these visually based primary sources, from the most ancient that have been digitized to the most contemporary and complex objects that originate in digital form.

2015 Host Institutions and Position Descriptions

Fellows will be placed at research institutions throughout the United States. Position descriptions for 2015-2017 are below; as new positions become available, they will be posted on this page.

Questions about the application process or the program should be directed to postdoc@clir.org.