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Financial Information – Outside Funding Sources

CLIR/Library of Congress Mellon Fellowship Announced

The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) is offering one fellowship award to support original source dissertation research in the humanities or related social sciences at the Preservation Research and Testing Division of the Library of Congress in Washington, DC. The CLIR/Library of Congress Mellon Fellowship is offered as part of CLIR's long-established Mellon Fellowship program and is generously funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

CLIR seeks proposals from Ph.D. students whose dissertation projects would benefit from the opportunity to examine original sources using the entire array of new technologies and equipment available at the Library of Congress. Employees at the Library of Congress will train and assist the fellow in using the available tools.

The total award ranges from $23,500 to $31,000, depending on the length of the project. Fellows must begin their research between June 1 and September 1, 2016 and end within 12 months of commencing. Instructions for submitting an application can be found on CLIR's website at The application deadline is February 29, 2016.

Questions about the fellowship application process should be emailed to For questions regarding the Library of Congress and the Preservation Directorate, contact Dr. Fenella France, Chief of the Library's Preservation Research and Testing Division, at




This is but a small sampling of the monies available from external funding sources. Explore the web and search for funding specific to your program of study.

Albertson & Davidson, LLP

American Anthropological Association

Minority Dissertation Fellowship Program

American Association of University Women

American Business Women's Association

Keating Dental Arts

Minerva Associates



Truth in Aging


American Council of Learned Societies

American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education Fellowships

American Political Science Association

American Psychological Association

American Society for Engineering Education

National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowships

American Sociological Association

Archaeological Institute of America

Bruning Legal

Canadian Federation of University Women

The Carter G. Woodson Institute for African-American and African Studies

Cash Store

Civitan International

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute

Dickson Law Group


Embassy of France in the United States

Chateaubriand Fellowship


Found Animals Foundation

Michelson Prize and Grants


Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Program

The Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation

Dissertation Fellowships

Research Grants

The Hertz Foundation

Hispanic Scholarship Fund


Horace Mann Bond - Leslie Pinckney Hill Scholarship


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The J. Paul Getty Trust

Jacob K. Javits Fellowships Program

John F. Steinman Fellowship Fund

Krell Institute


The Library Company of Philadelphia

Link Foundation

L’Oréal USA

Marshall Scholarships

The Mesothelioma Center

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Michigan Society of Fellows

Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation

The National Academies

National Academy of Education

National Hispanic Health Foundation

National Physical Science Consortium

National Science Foundation

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Nissenbaum Law Group, LLC


The Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans

P.E.O. International

The Pittsburgh Foundation

Revel Systems

The Rhodes Trust

Samuel H. Kress Foundation



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Smithsonian Institution

Social Science Research Council

The Spencer Foundation

Steven M. Sweat, APC

UNCF/Merck Science Initiative

U.S. Office of Personnel Management

Presidential Management Fellows Program

Varsity Tutors

The Wenner-Gren Foundation

Williams College

Gaius Charles Bolin Dissertation and Post-MFA Fellowships

The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation

Zonta International Foundation


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