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Grant of the Week: Kislak Fellowships for the Study of the History and Cultures of the Early Americas

Sadie Bergen | Oct 2, 2015

Every week, AHA Today showcases a new grant, fellowship, or scholarship of interest to historians which has been posted to our free Calendar. This week we are featuring Kislak Fellowships, short-term fellowships for research based on items from the Kislak Collection.

The John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress is now accepting applications for Kislak Fellowships for the Study of the History and Cultures of the Early Americas.

The application deadline is October 15, 2015.

Kislak Fellowships are short-term fellowships for independent scholars, undergraduate and graduate students, and college and university faculty to conduct research based on items from the Kislak Collection, 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, FL. 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.Conducting full time research on-site at the Library of Congress, the fellowship provides an opportunity for a period of up to 3 months of concentrated use of the collections of the Library of Congress, through full-time residency in the Library’s John W. Kluge Center. A stipend of $4,200 per month supports the Fellow. Please note that long-term Kislak Fellowships are no longer being offered.

NEW THIS YEAR: Applications can now be submitted online through the Kluge Center’s new online application system. Save and return to your application, manage reference requests, and receive notification that your application has been submitted and received all through our new online portal. Visit https://klugefellowships.fluidreview.com/ to get started.Received this email from a colleague? Subscribe to our RSS feed to stay up-to-date on research opportunities from The John W. Kluge Center. Follow us on Twitter: @KlugeCtr.The John W. Kluge Center was established at the Library of Congress in 2000 to foster a mutually enriching relationship between the world of ideas and the world of action, between scholars and political leaders. The Center attracts outstanding scholarly figures to Washington, D.C., facilitates their access to the Library’s remarkable collections, and helps them engage in conversation with policymakers and the public.

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