The Library of Congress' Kluge Center invites qualified scholars to apply for a post-doctoral fellowship for advanced research based on the Kislak Collection. The Kislak Collection is a major collection of rare books, manuscripts, historic documents, maps and art of the Americas donated to the Library of Congress by the Jay I. Kislak Foundation of Miami Lakes, Fla. The collection contains some of the earliest records of indigenous peoples in North America and superb objects from the discovery, contact, and colonial periods, especially for Florida, the Caribbean, and Mesoamerica.
The Kislak Fellows Program supports scholarly research that contributes significantly to a greater understanding of the cultures and history of the Americas. It provides an opportunity for a period of up to 8 months of concentrated use of materials from the Kislak Collection and other collections of the Library of Congress, through full-time residency at the Library. The program supports research projects in the disciplines of archaeology, history, cartography, epigraphy, linguistics, ethno-history, ethnography, bibliography and sociology, with particular emphasis on Florida, the circum-Caribbean region and Mesoamerica. We encourage interdisciplinary projects that combine disciplines in novel and productive ways.
Applicants may be of any nationality and must possess a Ph.D. degree, or equivalent terminal degree, awarded by the application deadline date of October 15 of the year they apply.
The Kislak Fellowship in American Studies is for a period of up to 8
months, at a stipend of $4,200 per month, for residential research at
the Library of Congress. The Library of Congress will pay stipends
monthly by means of electronic transfer to a U.S. bank account.
Transportation arrangements, housing, and health care insurance and
costs are the responsibility of the Fellow. The Library will provide
Fellows with information on housing and can provide Fellows with
contacts for commercial providers of health care insurance. The Library
is required to ensure that nonresident alien visitors maintain minimum
levels of medical insurance, and will provide information about insurers
that offer qualifying policies to nonresident aliens.
The Kislak Fellow is expected to develop research of a publishable quality. As a Library of Congress resident scholar, fellows are also expected to make at least one public presentation about their research and to participate actively in Library events and programs as appropriate.
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