David B. Larson Fellowship in Health and Spirituality

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David B. Larson Fellowship in Health and Spirituality

The John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress is inviting the students to apply for its David B. Larson Fellowship in Health and Spirituality. The program is conducted for the students who are United States citizens studying towards a doctoral degree such as Ph.D., M.D., Sc.D.

The fellowship is designed to encourage scholars to pursue excellence in the scientific study of the relation of religiosity and spirituality to physical, mental, and social health. The applicants who will be most deserving will be able to earn funds for their higher studies.

The John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress welcomes scholars to the Library of Congress to conduct research or interact with congressmen and the public. Besides manages the Library of Congress Kluge Scholars’ Council and administers the Kluge Prize.

Who May Be Eligible?

Interested applicants must take look over the eligibility guidelines:

  • Candidates must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents
  • Students must possess a doctoral degree awarded by the application deadline date.
  • For the purposes of the Larson Fellowship, doctoral degrees include the Ph.D., M.D., Sc.D., Dr.P.H., D.S.W., P.Psy., D.S.T., Th.D., and J.D.

How to Apply

To apply for the fellowship, the qualified students need to register or log in to the scholarship portal. The students are asked to complete the form along with the credentials to get consideration. Applications submitted via email, fax, or regular mail will not be considered.

Supporting Documents

  • A completed application form, in English
  • A curriculum vitae (maximum two pages; additional pages will be discarded)
  • A single paragraph abstract
  • A statement of proposed research (maximum three pages)
  • An explanation of why the Library of Congress is the required venue for your inquiry (maximum 1 paragraph)
  • A bibliography of works you have consulted for your proposal (maximum three pages)
  • Three references with completed reference forms from people who have read the research proposal


The talented winner will receive the following benefits:

  • The winner will be collected the prize money of $5,000 per month for 6 to 12 months.
  • The fellowship gives an opportunity for a period of six to twelve months of concerted utilization of the collections of the Library of policymaker, by a full-time residency in the Library’s John W. Kluge Center.

Application Deadline

The annual application deadline to apply for the fellowship is August 31, 2020.

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