Library of Congress Offers Fellowship in Health and Spirituality
Monday, April 13, 2015
Posted by: Lorraine Cashman
The John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress invites
qualified scholars to apply for the post-doctoral David B. Larson Fellowship in Health and Spirituality. Applications are due April 17, 2015.
Made possible by a generous endowment from
the International Center for the Integration of Health and Spirituality
(ICIHS), the fellowship is named in honor of the Center's late
founder, David B. Larson, an epidemiologist and psychiatrist, who
focused on potentially relevant but understudied factors which might
help in prevention, coping, and recovering from illness. The fellowship is designed to continue Dr. Larson's legacy of
promoting meaningful, scholarly study of these two important and
increasingly interrelated fields. It seeks to encourage the pursuit of
scholarly excellence in the scientific study of the relation of
religiousness and spirituality to physical, mental, and social health.
The fellowship provides an opportunity for a period of six to twelve
months of concentrated use of the collections of the Library of
Congress, through full-time residency in the Library's John W. Kluge
Center. The Kluge Center furnishes attractive work and
discussion space for its scholars as well as easy access to the
Library's specialized staff and to the intellectual community of
Washington. If necessary, special arrangements may be made with the
National Library of Medicine for access to its materials as well.
For more information, see http://www.loc.gov/loc/kluge/fellowships/larson.html.