The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) is offering a Postdoctoral Fellowship Program for recent PhD graduates, giving them the chance to develop research tools, resources, and services while exploring new career opportunities. These fellowships are tenable in USA and Canada.
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 behaviours, and current teaching and learning practices.
These two-year fellowships, which are supported by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, will provide five recent Ph.D.s with professional development, education, and training opportunities in data curation for African American and African Studies. The fellows’ work must draw upon their disciplinary expertise in order to help advance data curation practices and services at their host institutions.
Through this program, CLIR seeks to raise awareness and build capacity for sound data management practice throughout the academy.
Worth of Award
Each fellowship is a two-year appointment, with a commensurate salary, plus benefits, and a yearly travel and research stipend.
Recent Ph.D.s from any discipline with relevant expertise in African American and African Studies are encouraged to apply, so long as they meet the eligibility criteria for the Postdoctoral Fellowship Program.
To be considered for 2019 Postdoctoral Fellowships, applicants must:
- have received a PhD after January 1, 2014, but before beginning the fellowship;
- be legally permitted to work in the United States or Canada between 2019 and 2021 during the fellowship;
- submit a complete application package, including all supporting documentation, and
- attend the program’s mandatory seminar to be held July 28 – August 3, 2019, at Bryn Mawr College in Bryn Mawr, PA.
How to Apply
Applicants must register and establish a personal user ID and password within the application system. A complete application consists of the following items:
- a completed and submitted the online application
- a current curriculum vitae for the applicant
- a document containing the applicant’s written response to a question about the ways research methodologies and/or the dissemination of scholarship in their fields have changed.
- three names of reference providers and their contact information
- graduate school transcripts
Deadline: Applications close January 4, 2019.