CLIR Postdoctoral Fellowship Program for International Students

This CLIR Postdoctoral Fellowship Program for international students will be your best chance to study abroad in the United States. It is also available for any students from any countries all over the world. The program can be your milestone to develop your research as well as career opportunities. Check out the details below.


CLIR refers to the Council on Library and Information Resources. It is the main host institution of the CLIR Postdoctoral Fellowship Program for international students. For your information, it is a nonprofit organization focused on the research, teaching, and learning environments. It collaborates with some libraries, cultural institutions, and communities of higher learning independently. The candidates must send their application before the closing date on December 29, 2017. It only looks for candidates who want to catch up their postdoctoral degree. The primary aim of this fellowship is to strengthen the collaborations among three academician’s facilities. They are library collections, education technologies and current research. In details, the four tracks of the fellowships are as follow:

  • Postdoctoral Fellowships in Academic Libraries
  • Postdoctoral Fellowships in Data Curation for Latin American and Caribbean Studies
  • Postdoctoral Fellowships in Data Curation for the Sciences and Social Sciences
  • Postdoctoral Fellowships in Data Curation for Energy Economics

Of course, the fellowships offer some awards for the fellows. They are as follow:

  • Remuneration varies by sponsoring institution and by type of fellowship;
  • Benefits and some travel expenses are routinely provided.
  • Fellowships are for one, two, or three years.

Eligibility Criteria

The fellows must be able to complete the eligibility criteria offered by the CLIR Postdoctoral Fellowship Program for international students. They are as follow:

  • Applicants must have received a Ph.D. in a discipline no more than five years before applying (i.e., after January 1, 2012, for the 2017-2019 cycles); if a Ph.D. has not yet been received, all work toward the degree (including dissertation defense and final dissertation editing) must be completed before starting the fellowship.
  • Applicants can be citizens of any country but must be legally permitted to work in the US and/or Canada between 2017 and 2019 in order to be eligible to apply.
  • To be considered for 2018 Postdoctoral Fellowships, applicants must:
  • Have received a Ph.D. after January 1, 2013, but before beginning the fellowship;
  • Be legally permitted to work in the United States and/or Canada between 2018 and 2020;
  • Submit a complete application package, including all supporting documentation, and
  • Attend the program’s mandatory seminar held July 29 – August 4, 2018, at Bryn Mawr College.
  • Be able to provide higher education English level proficiency.

How to Apply

First of all, the candidates of the CLIR Postdoctoral Fellowship Program for international students must enroll and obtain a personal user ID and password through online application system. Once you have done it, you must include these following documents at your account as follow:

  • A completed and submitted online application
  • A current curriculum vitae for the applicant
  • A document containing the applicant’s written responses to questions about their own research practices and the ways practices are changing in their fields
  • Three letters of reference submitted by reference providers through the online application system
  • Graduate school transcripts

This link will direct you to the official website of the fellowship.




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