Apply for Kluge Fellowships at the Library of Congress

first_img Tweet June 28, 2016 Published by Gorica Reddit Google PhD Fellowship Program for graduate students Apply for Kluge Fellowships at the Library of Congress African Liberty Writing Fellowship 2021 for Young Writers ← United Network of Young (UNOY) Peace Builders Forum +1 Institutional/Individual Consultancy at UN Children’s Fund →center_img Deadline: 15 July 2016Open to: scholars who have received a terminal advanced degree within the past seven years in the humanities, social sciences or in a professional field such as architecture or lawFellowship: stipend of USD 4,200 per monthDescriptionThe John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress invites qualified scholars to conduct research at the Kluge Center using the Library of Congress collections and resources for a period of four to eleven months.The Kluge Center especially encourages humanistic and social science research that makes use of the Library’s large and varied collections. Interdisciplinary, cross-cultural, or multi-lingual research is particularly welcome. Among the collections available to researchers are the world’s largest law library and outstanding multi-lingual collections of books and periodicals.Up to twelve Kluge Fellowships will be awarded annually by the Library of Congress.EligibilityScholars who have received a terminal advanced degree within the past seven years in the humanities, social sciences or in a professional field such as architecture or law are eligible. Exceptions may be made for individuals without continuous academic careers. Applicants may be U.S. citizens or foreign nationals.Upon selection, and in accordance with relevant visa regulations, foreign nationals will be assisted in obtaining the appropriate visa. To meet the minimum eligibility requirements, the degree must be formally awarded by the deadline date.FellowshipFellowships are tenable for periods from four to eleven months at a stipend of USD 4,200 per month for residential research at the Library of Congress.The Kluge Center reserves the right to offer fewer months than originally requested. Fellows may be given residence at any time during the fourteen-month window between June 1 of the year in which the Fellowship is awarded and August 1 of the year following. Stipends will be paid monthly by the Library of Congress, by means of electronic transfer to a U.S. bank account.How to apply?Applicants must submit:A completed application form, in English;A curriculum vitae (maximum 2 pages; additional pages will be discarded);A single paragraph abstract;A statement of proposed research (maximum 3 pages);An explanation of why the Library of Congress is the required venue for your research (maximum 1 paragraph);A bibliography of works you have consulted for your proposal (maximum 3 pages);3 references with completed reference forms from people who have read the research proposal.The annual application deadline is 15 July 2016.For questions about application procedures, eligibility, stipend or deadlines, please email [email protected] or write to:Kluge FellowshipsThe John W. Kluge Center / Office of Scholarly ProgramsLibrary of Congress, LJ-120101 Independence Avenue, SEWashington, DC 20540-4860For more information please visit the official website. Similar Stories ATLAS CORPS PROGRAMS Pocket Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. LinkedIn 0 Share 0last_img read more

Brittany Fraser and All In 2nd in Freestyle at AGDF

first_img SIGN UP Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! More from Horse Sport:Christilot Boylen Retires From Team SportAfter an exemplary career as one of Canada’s top Dressage riders, seven-time Olympian Christilot Boylen has announced her retirement from team competition.2020 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair CancelledFor only the second time in its history, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has been cancelled but plans are being made for some virtual competitions.Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Statement on 2020 EventAs the Province of Ontario starts to reopen, The Royal’s Board and staff will adhere to all recommendations put forward by government and health officials.Government Financial Assistance for Ontario FarmersOntario Equestrian has recently released this update of several financial assistance packages available, including those for farm business. Email* Horse Sport Enews We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. On Diane Fellows’ rising superstar mare Havanna 145, Ashley Holzer (USA) recorded back-to-back wins in week seven of the 2018 Adequan® Global Dressage Festival (AGDF) at Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC) in Wellington, Florida. They won the Grand Prix Freestyle CDIW, presented by NetJets, under the lights with an impressive 78.2%, with two judges — the British judge Stephen Clarke and the judge from Luxembourg, Christoph Umbach — awarding the pair over 79%. The freestyle highlighted AGDF week seven, which continues through Sunday, February 25.Holzer’s student, Canada’s Brittany Fraser, finished second on All In, with local rider Shelly Francis and Doktor slotting into third. The class was dogged by increasingly heavy rain, with last-drawn Holzer bearing the brunt of the weather.Although Havanna, by Hochadel, is only 11, Holzer kept some elements of the freestyle floorplan fairly simple, but still produced 19 one-time changes on a straight line, a half pirouette into extended canter, and finished with a flourishing passage zig-zag.“We’re so lucky to have horses who work so hard for us even when the weather conditions are bad,” said Holzer, 54. “Luckily the footing here is so good, you can still give it gas, no matter how wet it is.”Holzer, who found her music by googling “emotional uplifting music” which Tamara Williamson then crafted to fit the floorplan, continued: “The best thing about tonight was that Havanna came out after a strong performance last night and she again tried her hardest. Thomas [Baur, AGDF director of sport] saw her a year ago and told me she’d do it — and he was right. She’s a good egg and she tries her hardest; every time I ask her to try harder, she says, ‘OK’. It’s testament to her incredible upbringing and character.“I’ve been in this game long enough to be so grateful every time I win,” she added. “We all know you can win one day, and then maybe not the next day. I’m just so excited to be on this mare in such great company.”A New Personal BestFraser rode her own and Marc-Andre Beaulieu’s 13-year-old All In to 75.85% — their highest ever score at the level. Fraser has had the Tango gelding since he was five, climbing the ranks together, and they have been competing at grand prix for three years.“He’s a sensitive horse so you’d think the rain would bother him, but he does not care,” said Fraser, 29, who was riding to music by Joost Peters. “I had a little mistake in the twos, but each time I ride the freestyle, I get a higher score so I’m really happy about that. He’s finally saying, ‘OK, I know my job and I know what to do’. He’s trying harder and harder.”Holzer was quick to praise her pupil’s riding, saying: “That horse has huge gaits and it’s taken a few years to be able to control them. The fact that she can make the collected movements so closed and then go huge in the extensions is really testament to her great riding.”Francis, who was riding to a Marlene Whitaker soundtrack and floorplan, said: “Doktor felt like he warmed up well and started off good but he doesn’t like the rain; he’s wimpy about that. He’s a fireball and we had a little accident of miscommunication in the twos, but he was really trying. He’s a good little horse and we’ve had a long road together.”Both American riders are hoping to be on the eight-strong squad making the trip over to Europe to pit themselves against the world’s best riders ahead of selection for the FEI World Equestrian Games in Tryon, North Carolina, in September of this year.Allyn Mann of circuit title sponsor Adequan® was one of many to praise the AGDF venue, saying: “It’s exciting to be part of this and on the journey. The whole team here does the most wonderful job so that we can all turn up when the conditions are less than ideal and still see some wonderful dressage.”It’s becoming an extremely familiar sight: Heather Blitz (USA) and Praestemarkens Quatero spearheading the small tour prize-giving, sporting the winner’s rug. And so it was, again, in the Intermediate I CDI3*, presented by Wellington Regional Medical Center, as they led the class of 16 starters, scoring 70.784%. A mistake and an unscheduled flying change coming out of the first pirouette couldn’t knock them off the top spot, so accurate, powerful and consistent was the rest of the test. This victory takes their tally to 10 wins from 11 FEI starts for the nine-year-old Quaterback x Rohdiamant gelding.As per the Prix St Georges (PSG) the previous day, Canada’s Diane Creech gave Blitz the closest run, finishing just 0.19% in arrears on Louise Leatherdale’s 15-year-old Rubin Royal gelding, Robbie W. Melissa Taylor (USA) rose from 10th in the PSG to finish third on Ansgar, Nicole Polaski’s 13-year-old gelding by Special D. All will now progress to the intermediate I freestyle on Sunday morning.Competition in week seven of the AGDF continues tomorrow with a full schedule of six CDI classes, including young riders, juniors, ponies, amateurs and the FEI Grand Prix Special CDI3*, presented by Chesapeake Dressage Institute. The 2018 AGDF runs through March 31. For more information and results, visit www.globaldressagefestival.comFEI Grand Prix Freestyle CDIW, presented by NetJets1. Ashley Holzer (USA) on Havanna 145 78.2%2. Brittany Fraser (CAN) on All In 75.85%3. Shelly Francis (USA) on Doktor 73.56%4. Yvonne Losos De Muñiz (DOM) on Foco Loco W 73.25%5. P.J. Rizvi (USA) on Breaking Dawn 71.975%6. Karen Lipp (USA) on Whitney 69.375%7. Megan Lane (CAN) on Zodiac MW 69.175%8. Sahar Daniel Hirosh (ISR) on Whitman 66.975% Tags: Ashley Holzer, Adequan Global Dressage Festival, Brittany Fraser, All In, Havanna 145, last_img read more