Fellowship in Congressional Policymaking

Job Details


Library of Congress

Expiration Date

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Interest Area

Communication, Policy, Research

Position Type

Full-Time, Fellowship

Position Level

Entry level

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Negotiation is vital to public policymaking in the U.S. Congress. In fact, legislative productivity is dependent on effective legislative negotiations, given the complexities of our system of separated branches with a bicameral legislature. In an effort to support scholarship in this area. The John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress in Washington, DC, invites qualified scholars to apply for a post-doctoral fellowship in the field of congressional policymaking, with a special focus on legislative negotiations.

Fellowships are for periods from four to six months at a stipend of $5,000 per month for residential research at the Library of Congress. Fellows may be given residence at any time during the 18-month window after the fellowship letter is received. The Library of Congress will pay stipends monthly by means of electronic transfer to a U.S. bank account. Transportation arrangements, housing, and health care insurance and costs are the responsibility of the fellow. The Library will provide Fellows with information on housing and can provide fellows with contacts for commercial providers of health care insurance. The Library is required to ensure that nonresident alien visitors maintain minimum levels of medical insurance, and will provide information about insurers that offer qualifying policies to nonresident aliens.