Postdoctoral Fellowship in Academic Libraries

Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR)

Grant amount: Unspecified amount

Deadline: Dec 29, 2018

Applicant type: Postdoctoral Researcher

Funding uses: Fellowship

Location of project: Canada, United States

Location of residency: Canada, United States

Degree requirements: Applicants must be within 4 years of receiving their PhD

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Information for Applicants

Radical changes in the information landscape are transforming traditional academic roles and the roles of libraries within the academy. This program prepares a new generation of librarians, scientists, and scholars for work at the intersections of scholarship, teaching and librarianship in the emerging research environment.

CLIR Postdoctoral Fellows in Academic Libraries work on projects that forge and strengthen connections between academic library collections and their users. The program offers scholars the chance to develop new research models, collaborate with information specialists, and explore new career opportunities. Participating libraries benefit from the expertise of accomplished scholars who can invigorate approaches to collection use and teaching, contribute field-specific knowledge, and provide insight into the future of scholarship.

Host Institutions and Position Descriptions

Fellows are placed at diverse institutions from large research universities to small liberal arts colleges in the United States and Canada. All interested candidates are encouraged to apply regardless of subject expertise or geographic preference. Fellows will be placed at the following institutions in with additional position descriptions posted as they become available.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Recent Ph.D.s from any discipline in the humanities, sciences, and social sciences, so long as they meet the eligibility criteria for the Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, which is outlined below in estimated dates for the 2019 fellowship:

    • have received a Ph.D. after January 1, 2014, but before beginning the fellowship;

    • be legally permitted to work in the United States and/or Canada between 2019 and 2021;

    • submit a complete application package, including all supporting documentation, and

    • attend the program's mandatory summer seminar at Bryn Mawr College.