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Bavarian Library of Congress Fellowship

John W. Kluge Center at Library of Congress, Washington DC
Sponsored by Bavarian State Chancellery
€9,500 Grant, Summer/Fall 2022

The Bavarian American Academy, the John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress, and the Bavarian State Chancellery invite scholars to apply for one graduate research fellowship for five to six months.

The purpose of this fellowship is to bring advanced graduate students from Bavarian universities to conduct independent research using the collections of the Library of Congress. During the term the library will provide a desk, facilitated access to the collections, databases, and access to the curators of the Library. The Bavarian Fellow will be supported with all services offered to Fellows at the junior level in residence at the John W. Kluge Center of the Library of Congress.

The fellow will be awarded the grant for travel and accommodation costs. Organizational help for visa, housing etc. will be provided.


Download the checklist for your application (113 KB) for further information on the requirements and the application process.

Application deadline: For the year 2022, the selection process has already been completed and the fellowships have been awarded. You will find the calls for applications for the year 2023 on our websites by November 2022.

Please note that your application must be in English.

Your application documents must be sent as a single PDF-file.

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Dr. Margaretha Schweiger-Wilhelm

Managing Director
Bavarian American Academy


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