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CLIR Seeks Host Institutions for Data Curation Fellowships

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The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR), in cooperation with its Digital Library Federation (DLF) program, is seeking academic libraries, data centers, or other research institutions interested in hosting a 2014–2016 CLIR/DLF postdoctoral fellow in data curation for the sciences and social sciences.

These two-year fellowships provide recent science and social science PhD graduates with professional development, education, and training opportunities in research data curation. The fellows’ work must draw upon their disciplinary expertise in order to advance research data practices and services at their host institutions.

Hosts may include any academic, independent, public, or government library, archive, or museum, or any partnership or consortium made up of the same, provided it has a demonstrable need of a fellow’s subject expertise to pursue a project or initiative specifically related to data curation that is also commensurate with its mission. Fellowships are open in any specialty or domain in the sciences or social sciences in which the PhD is the terminal degree.

Participating host institutions will pay all salary and benefits costs for the 2014–2016 fellowships. Through a grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, CLIR will pay all costs for each fellow’s education and training.

Host institutions benefit from the expertise of accomplished researchers who can invigorate approaches to collections and services. The program offers early career scholars and scientists exposure to new methodologies, the chance to develop new technical skills, and an opportunity to explore alternative career paths.

Additional information about the program is available on CLIR’s website.

Potential hosts with questions should contact CLIR program officer Christa Williford.

Host applications will be accepted through Tuesday, October 1, 2013.