Senior scholars receive individual offices within the iconic Library of Congress Thomas Jefferson Building, access to the world’s largest repository of knowledge, and have interaction with policymakers in Washington.
Opportunites for Senior Scholars by Application
Henry A. Kissinger Chair in Foreign Policy and International Relations
Research on foreign policy and international affairs that will lead to publication serving as a catalyst for fresh analysis of foreign affairs in a global age.
Baruch S. Blumberg NASA/Library of Congress Chair in Astrobiology
Independent research at the intersection of the science of astrobiology and its humanistic aspects, particularly its societal implications.
Jack Kemp Chair in Political Economy
The study of political economy and the practical application of what Jack Kemp called “the American Idea” drawing upon the Library’s collections, including or especially the Jack Kemp collection, and leading to publication.
Opportunites for Senior Scholars by Appointment
Jay I. Kislak Chair for the Study of the History and Cultures of the Early Americas
In-depth research projects in the disciplines of archaeology, history, cartography, epigraphy, linguistics, ethno-history, ethnography, bibliography and sociology, with an emphasis on interdisciplinary projects that combine disciplines in novel and productive ways. The Kislak Chair is appointed annually by the Librarian of Congress.
Kluge Chair in American Law and Governance
Research on domestic matters of and among the three branches of government, especially using the law collections and manuscripts of the formation of the American Republic.
Kluge Chair in Countries and Cultures of the North
Research on North America, Europe, Russia, and East Asia, particularly drawing on the immense foreign-language collections in the specialized reading rooms of the Thomas Jefferson Building.
Kluge Chair in Countries and Cultures of the South
Research on Africa, Latin America, the Middle East, South and Southeast Asia, and the islands of the Pacific, including Australia and New Zealand, with special attention to the immense foreign language collections in the specialized reading rooms of the Thomas Jefferson Building.
Kluge Chair in Modern Culture
Research on modern arts and media and their impact on societal development, using the Library's immense music, film, architecture, literature, multi-media and folklore collections.
Kluge Chair in Technology and Society
Research on the impact of technology on human society, with special attention to the rapidly growing digital online resources of the Library as well as the immense "gray literature" of science and technology from many of the world’s countries.
The Cary and Ann Maguire Chair in Ethics and American History
Explores the history of America with special attention to the ethical dimensions of domestic economic, political, and social policies.
The Harissios Papamarkou Chair in Education
Explores the Library’s role in education, especially at present on the interaction between new electronic and traditional artifactual formats and their social implications.
Chair in Islamic Studies
Explores Islam in both its historic and current context, with particular attention to the relationship among historical varieties of Islam and their relationship to other major religions.
Distinguished Visiting Scholar
Engages in research at the senior level in any field.
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