For 2022 COmmunity Data Fellowships

Find information for current supervisors and fellows below.

  • July 13 and 14: CLIR will hold two orientation sessions for new participants. The supervisor session will be July 13 and the fellow session will be July 14.
  • August 29 – September 2, 2022: The Fellow and the Fellow’s Supervisor(s) will participate in a virtual CLIR orientation seminar.
  • October 9 – 12, 2022: The Fellow will have the opportunity to attend the 2022 DLF Forum and Learn@DLF, provided there are no public health or other safety concerns that would make this inadvisable. The Fellow’s Supervisor (or one of the Supervisors if there are multiple people designated for this role) will have the opportunity to attend the DLF Forum once while participating in the program.
  • June 30, 2023: The Partner Organization will submit to CLIR their first two annual reports, one to be written by the Fellow and the other by the Fellow’s Supervisor.
  • Summer 2023 or 2024: One of the Fellow’s Supervisors will have the opportunity to participate in the prestigious Leading Change Institute once during the program.

Code of Conduct

CLIR Policies, including CLIR’s travel policy, acknowledgments guidelines, and returned funds policy

DLF Community Calendar

Final Financial Report Template (grant-funded fellowships only)

Research Stipend Information For Fellows in Data Curation ( 2019 and 2020 grant-funded fellowships only)

  • CLIR may provide the Fellow (annually) and one of the Fellow’s Supervisors (once during the fellowship period) opportunities to attend CLIR’s Digital Library Federation (DLF) Forum provided there are no public health or other safety concerns that would make this inadvisable.
  • CLIR will provide regular online sessions, monthly during the fall and spring months when not meeting in-person, for the Fellow during the course of each fellowship year, with content suitable to the Fellow’s needs and goals.
  • CLIR will provide quarterly online sessions for the Fellow’s Supervisor during the course of each fellowship, with content suitable for helping the Supervisor provide support and guidance to the Fellow and for helping the Supervisor connect the Fellow’s project(s) to related activities happening at other institutions participating in the program.
  • Summer 2023 or 2024: One of the Fellow’s Supervisors will have the opportunity to participate in the prestigious Leading Change Institute once during the program.
  • CLIR staff and consultants will be available to provide confidential advice and support to the Fellow for the duration of his or her fellowship upon request, as best suits the needs of the Fellow and position.
  • CLIR staff and consultants will be available to provide confidential advice and support to the Fellow’s Supervisor for the duration of the fellowship upon request, as best suits the needs of the Supervisor and the Fellow’s position.
  • CLIR staff will also offer the Fellow opportunities to obtain confidential feedback and support from volunteer mentors who are fellowship alumni.

CLIR will invoice the Partner Organization for USD $13,900 at the beginning of each year of the fellowship to cover costs related to the facilitation and operation of the fellowship program.

Contingent upon CLIR’s receipt of the Partner Organization’s annual payments, CLIR will:

  • pay the Fellow a stipend of US $3,000 a year for research, travel, and development. Stipend payments will be issued by CLIR to the Fellow by September 1, or within ten (10) business days after CLIR receives the annual payment from the Partner Organization.
  • reimburse expenses related to the Fellow’s attendance at the in-person fellowship meetings described in Section 2 above, and any other required program meetings, in accordance with CLIR’s travel policy.
  • reimburse expenses related to the Fellow’s Supervisor’s attendance at the in-person fellowship meetings described in Section 2 above, and any other required program meetings, in accordance with CLIR’s travel policy.
  • The Partner Organization agrees that the Fellow will participate in up to three in-person meetings during the fellowship. The Partner Organization agrees that travel to and participation in online and in-person seminars are required for the fellowship, and neither the Fellow nor the Fellow’s supervisor will be required to take vacation time or unpaid leave to participate.
  • CLIR will also provide regular online discussion sessions for the Fellow, and occasional online discussion sessions for the Fellow’s Supervisor. Participation in these sessions is required for the fellowship. The Partner Organization agrees that neither the Fellow nor the Fellow’s Supervisor will be required to take vacation time or unpaid leave to participate.
  • From time to time, CLIR may offer opportunities to the Fellow to participate in additional, optional meetings or projects that are related to the Fellow’s professional development goals. The Partner Organization agrees to allow the Fellow the choice to participate in these activities so long as they do not impede the Fellow’s progress toward the goals of the fellowship. The Partner Organization agrees that the Fellow will not be required to take vacation time or unpaid leave to participate in CLIR-sponsored activities.
  • The Partner Organization agrees to arrange so that the Supervisor will have sufficient time to meet regularly with the Fellow during the fellowship.  Meetings between the Fellow and the Fellow’s Supervisor should be scheduled at least once every two weeks during the fellowship.
  • Should the Fellow’s designated Supervisor change during the course of the fellowship, the Partner Organization agrees to notify CLIR’s Program Officer promptly and to supply the name and contact information of the Fellow’s new Supervisor.
  • The Partner Organization agrees to submit to CLIR annual reports of the Fellow’s progress written by the Fellow and the Fellow’s supervisor. The Fellow’s and the Fellow’s supervisor’s reports will be written and submitted independently. Reports must be submitted using CLIR’s online reporting system. 

For 2019 & 2020 Fellowships

Find information for current supervisors and fellows below.

Fellows

CLIR Postdoctoral Fellows are required to submit semiannual reports to CLIR.

2020 Fellowships
  • 1st Interim Report due December 31, 2020
  • 2nd Interim Report due June 30, 2021*
  • 3rd Interim Report due December 31, 2021
  • Exit Report due June 30, 2022, or two weeks within the last day of fellowship, if later*

An account in SM Apply will be created with your email address; do not log in via Twitter, Facebook, or Google. Instructions and reminders are sent out approximately one month prior to each reporting deadline. In order for our system to recognize that your report is complete, you must hit the “review and submit” button. For any questions or to receive your account information sooner, email postdoc@clir.org.

*Grant-funded fellows should report on how they used their stipends in their June reports. They do not need to submit receipts.

Supervisors

CLIR Postdoctoral Fellowship supervisors are required to submit semiannual reports to CLIR. Partner organizations hosting fellowship support by a grant through CLIR are required to submit an annual financial report.

2020 Fellowships
  • 1st Interim Report due December 31, 2020
  • 2nd Interim Report due June 30, 2021*
  • 3rd Interim Report due December 31, 2021
  • Exit Report due June 30, 2022, or two weeks within the last day of fellowship, if later*
An account in SM Apply will be created with your email address; do not log in via Twitter, Facebook, or Google. Instructions and reminders are sent out approximately one month prior to each reporting deadline. In order for our system to recognize that your report is complete, you must hit the “review and submit” button. For any questions or to receive your account information sooner, email postdoc@clir.org.
 

*Grant-funded fellowships also require an annual financial report. A financial template is provided here, or you can use your institution’s template.

Remaining Funds for Grant-Funded Fellowships

Occasionally, grant funds remain at the end of a fellowship. Institutions are required to report this to CLIR and to return all unspent funds in amounts greater than $100, by check or ACH, to CLIR. Directions for returning funds are provided in CLIR’s Returned Funds Policy for Grants and Grant-Funded Fellowships, available on the CLIR Policies web page.

Due to the substantial fees involved, CLIR cannot accept payments by credit card.

Code of Conduct

CLIR Policies, including CLIR’s travel policy, acknowledgments guidelines, and returned funds policy

CLIR Postdoctoral Fellowship Program LinkedIn Group

CLIR Postdoctoral Fellows list on Twitter

DLF Community Calendar

Final Financial Report Template (grant-funded fellowships only)

Research Stipend Information For Fellows in Data Curation ( 2019 and 2020 grant-funded fellowships only)

2022

  • October 9 – 12, 2022: 2022 DLF Forum and Learn@DLF
  • May 25: Grant Writing with Hadassah St. Hubert
  • April 27: Github Workshop with Dr. Cara Marta Messina
  • March 23: Inquiry Group Checkin
  • February 23: Career Exploration Session with Scout Calvert, Amanda French, and Nicky Agate
  • January 26: “‘That CLIR Fellow’ – Using Intention and the Internet to Become Your Future Self” Online Presence and Marketability with Dr. Faithe Day
  • January 19: Supervisors Session on Reflection

 

2021

  • November 16: Fellows’ Lightning Talks
  • October 19: Life Design-inspired Interactive Workshop with Dr. Smiti Nathan.
  • September 22: Supervisors session
  • September 21: Inquiry Group updates
  • August 9-13: CLIR Camp 2021
  • June 23: Supervisors’ Session on planning for a fellow’s departure
  • June 22: 2019 Cohort Final Monthly Session
  • May 25: Communication, Managing Barriers, and Navigating Conflicts
  • April 27: Marketability and Building an Online Portfolio
  • April 20: Inquiry Group Formation
  • March 31: Supervisors’ Session on strategies for communication and giving/getting feedback
  • March 23: Career Exploration Panel
  • March 15-26: Fellows attended the virtual Spring CNI Membership Meeting
  • February 23: Career Exploration Panel
  • January 27: Life Design – Networking and Informational Interviews
  • January 12: Data Management and Data Life Cycle w/ Emily Beagle

 

2020

  • December 17: 2019 CLIR Cohort December 2020 Session
  • December 16: 2019-2020 Quarterly Supervisor Sync Session
  • December 12: The Socio-Technical Sustainability Roadmap for Digital Humanities Projects w/ Alison Langmead
  • November 11: 2019 CLIR Cohort Telling Your Story Workshop
  • November 10-December 15: CNI Fall 2020 Virtual Membership Meeting
  • November 9-13: DLF Forum 2020
  • October 29: Data Curation Education Fund Information Session
  • October 27: 2020 CLIR Cohort October Session on Project Management
  • October 20: 2019 CLIR Cohort Planning Session
  • September 30: 2019-2020 Quarterly Supervisor Sync Session
  • September 29: New Faculty Meet and Greet
  • September 3: Reflective Practice w/ Amanda Leftwich
  • July 27-31 and August 12: 2020 CLIR Cohort Summer Seminar
  • May 13: 2018 Cohort Projects Session
  • April 27: 2019-2020 Quarterly Supervisor Sync Session
  • April 20: 2019 CLIR Cohort Spring Session 1
  • April 8: 2018 Cohort Inquiry Group Share Out Sync Session
  • March 30-May 30: CNI Spring 2020 Virtual Membership Meeting
  • March 30: 2019 CLIR Cohort Spring Session 1
  • February 26: Becca, Hadassah, and Christa for planning this new sync session on grants
  • January 29: Career Planning, with alumni Eric Kaltman, Jessica Otis, Martin Tsang, and Lauren Coats
  • January 27: 2019-2020 Quarterly Supervisor Sync Session
  • January 6: 2019 CLIR Cohort Check-in
  • January 7: 2018 CLIR Cohort Check-in

 

2019

  • November 18: Remote Sensing Sync Session with Jessica Trelogan, led by the 2018 CLIR Cohort Satellite Imagery/Remote Sensing Inquiry Group
  • November 18: The Book Proposal Process with Elizabeth Ault and Marcia Chatelain
  • October 24: Check-in for new fellows Synchronous Session
  • October 4: 2019-2020 CLIR Postdoctoral Fellowship Mentorship Pilot Introductory Synchronous Session
  • September 30: Synchronous Session on Project Management featuring Trevor Muñoz, led by Kevin Winstead
  • September 25: CLIR Postdoctoral Data Curation Education Fund Information Synchronous Session
  • August 27: Synchronous Session on 2018 fellows’ Inquiry Groups
  • July 28 – August 3: Summer seminar for 2019 fellows
  • June 11: Orientation Synchronous Session for new 2019 fellows
  • May 17: Synchronous Session on 2018 fellows’ Inquiry Groups
  • May 8: Synchronous Session on 2017 fellowship projects
  • April 8-10: CNI Spring Membership meeting for all 2018 postdoctoral fellows in St. Louis, Missouri
  • April 3: Synchronous Session on 2017 fellows’ Inquiry Groups
  • March 20: Synchronous Session on microgrants featuring Alex Galarza and Lorena Gauthereau
  • March 6: Synchronous Session on Career Advice and Planning featuring Fenella France and Kyle Parry
  • February 6: Synchronous Session featuring fellows’ ‘Elevator Pitch’ videos with Austin Booth, David Gift, and Daniel Reid as reviewers and commentators
  • January 23: Synchronous Session on 2018-2020 fellowship projects

 

2018

  • November 15: Synchronous Session on Time and Supervisor Management, featuring Marta Brunner and Kelly Miller
  • October 14-17: Mid-Year Meeting 2017 fellows/Digital Library Federation Forum, Las Vegas, NV
  • October 3: Synchronous Session on 2017 fellows’ Inquiry Groups
  • September 26: Synchronous Session on Project Management, featuring Eric Kaltman and Emily Sherwood
  • July 29-August 4: Summer seminar for 2018 fellows
    June 11: Synchronous Session. Orientation for new 2018 fellows
  • May 23: Synchronous Session on 2016-2018 fellowship projects
  • April 11-13: CNI Spring Membership meeting for all 2017 postdoctoral fellows in San Diego, CA
  • April 5: Synchronous Session on fellows’ Inquiry Groups
  • March 29: Synchronous Session featuring fellows’ ‘Elevator Pitch’ videos with Austin Booth, Dave Gift, and Daniel Reid as reviewers and commentators
  • February 27: Synchronous Session on Career Planning featuring Kathleen Fitzpatrick, Sharon Ivy Weiss, and Jodi Reeves Eyre
  • February 21: Synchronous Session on microgrants featuring Zack Lischer-Katz and Heather Wacha
  • January 24: Synchronous Session on Intellectual Property and Copyright featuring Sharon Farb
  • January 18: Synchronous Session on Preparing for the Library Job Search, featuring Emily Sherwood

 

2017

  • December 12: Synchronous Session on Supervisors and Time Management, featuring Kelly Miller and Rachel Deblinger
  • November 16: Synchronous Session on Interviewing Tips for Tenure Track Jobs, featuring Meg Norcia
  • October 31: Synchronous Session on Teaching a Workshop featuring Katie Rawson, led by Jennifer Grayburn
  • October 22-25: Mid-Year Meeting 2016 Fellows/Digital Library Federation Forum, Pittsburgh, PA
  • September 27: Synchronous Session on Project Management featuring Liz Grumbach, led by Hannah Alpert-Abrams
  • September 14: Synchronous Session on Inquiry Groups for 2016 fellows
  • August 2: Synchronous Session on the Maintainers research network featuring Andrew Russell and Lee Vinsel
  • July 23-29: Summer seminar for new fellows
  • June 21: Synchronous Session. Orientation for new 2017 fellows
  • May 4: Synchronous Session. Webinar on preserving 3D digital artifacts featuring panelists Zack Lischer-Katz, Ed Triplett, and Wayne Graham, led by Kristy Golubiewski-Davis
  • April 2-4: Mid-Year Meeting/CNI Membership Meeting, Albuquerque, NM
  • March 21: Synchronous Session. Webinar on project management featuring Kieran Healy, led by Jacob Levernier
  • March 15: Synchronous Session: “Legal Issues and Risk Management Strategies for Archival Digitization projects,” featuring Chris Bavitz, Brandon Butler, and Jessica Meyerson
  • February 22: Synchronous Session. Webinar on microgrants featuring Tamsyn Rose-Steel and Philip Palmer
  • February 16: Synchronous Session. Webinar on computational skills and practices for humanists featuring James Pennebaker, led by Elizabeth Parke
  • January 18: Synchronous Session. Webinar featuring fellows’ ‘Elevator Pitch’ videos with Brett Bobley, Austin Booth, Lauren Coats, Dave Gift, Elliott Shore, and Christa Wiliford as reviewers and commentators
  • January 5: Synchronous Session. Webinar featuring David Brock and Hansen Hsu of the Computer History Museum’s Center for Software History

 

2016

  • December 13: Synchronous Session featuring Amelia Acker of the University of Texas iSchool and Jessica Meyerson of the Software Preservation Network.
  • December 7: Synchronous Session. Check-in for continuing fellows with Elliott Shore.
  • December 6: Synchronous Session. Check-in for new fellows with Elliott Shore and Lauren Coats.
  • November 15: Synchronous Session: “Dryad Digital Repository”, featuring Elizabeth Hull, led by Mason Scott Thompson and Paul Broyles.
  • November 6-9: Winter Meeting / Digital Library Federation Forum, Milwaukee, WI
  • October 24: Synchronous Session. Open-mic session featuring Clifford Lynch of CNI, led by Elliott Shore.
  • September 23: Synchronous Session. Check-in for new and continuing fellows with Lauren Coats followed by a presentation on “Faculty Interview Pilot”, featuring postdoctoral fellow Martin Tsang (University of Miami).
  • July 24-31: Summer seminar for new fellows
  • June 23: Synchronous Session. “Project Management”, featuring CLIR Technical Director Wayne Graham.
  • June 22: Synchronous Session. Orientation webinar for new 2016 fellows.
  • May 25: Synchronous Session: Check-in for 2014-2016 fellows with Lauren Coats and Elliott Shore,
  • April 13: Synchronous Session: “Interview with Chuck Humphrey, Director of the CARL Portage Network”, led by Todd Suomela.
  • April 3-5: Mid-Year Meeting / CNI Membership Meeting, San Antonio, TX
  • March 16: Synchronous Session: “Digital Humanities Centers”, featuring Miriam Posner, led by Carrie Johnston.
  • February 17: Synchronous Session: “Media Ecology Project: Online Access for Scholars Adds Value to Media Archives”, featuring Mark Williams and John Bell, led by Melissa Dinsman.
  • January 27: Synchronous Session. “Data Infrastructure and Sustainability”, featuring Fran Berman, led by Chreston Miller and Fernando Rios.

 

2015

  • December 1: Synchronous Session.”Universal Access to All Knowledge”, featuring Brewster Kahle, led by Dimitrios Latsis.
  • November 16: Synchronous Session. Check-in for new fellows with Lauren Coats and Elliott Shore.
  • October 25-28: Winter Meeting / Digital Library Federation Forum, Vancouver, BC
  • October 12: Synchronous Session. “Topic Modeling”, featuring Micki Kaufman, led by Ed Triplett.
  • September 16: Synchronous Session. Webinar with DLF Director Bethany Nowviskie, led by Lindsay Van Tine.
  • July 26-August 2: Summer seminar for new fellows.
    June 15: Synchronous Session. Orientation webinar for new 2015 fellows.
  • May 26: Synchronous Session. 2013-2015 fellows showcase of project work.
  • April 30: Synchronous Session. “IMLS National Digital Platform,” featuring Trevor Owens, led by Alice Bishop.
  • March 17: Synchronous Session.”Omeka: Visualizing Digital Collections,” featuring Alexandra Bolintineanu and Will Cowan, led by Emily McGinn and Meridith Beck Sayre.
  • February 11: Synchronous Session. “Data Management and Linked Open Data,” featuring Karl Benedict and Plato Smith, led by Plato Smith.
  • January 27: Synchronous Session. “Professional Branding and Marketing,” featuring Amanda French and Hannah Rasmussen, led by Elliott Shore.

 

2014

  • December 7-11: Winter Meeting / CNI Membership Meeting, Washington, DC
  • November 13: Synchronous Session. “Managing Digital Projects,” featuring Trevor Muñoz, led by Rachel Deblinger.
  • October 25-29: Winter Meeting / Digital Library Federation Forum, Atlanta, GA
  • October 23: Synchronous Session. “Copyright and IP,” featuring Sharon Farb, led by Tim Norris and Stephanie Simms.
  • September 24: Synchronous Session. Check-in for new fellows with Lauren Coats and Elliott Shore.
  • July 28-August 5: Summer Seminar for new fellows.
  • June 24: Synchronous Session. “CLIR as a College,” featuring Charles Henry, led by Tamsyn Rose-Steel.
  • May 29: Synchronous Session. “Personal Marketing and Job Seeking Strategies,” featuring Elliott Shore and Hannah Rasmussen.
  • April 25: Synchronous Session. “Fellowship Updates,” featuring all current fellows, led by Rita Van Duinen and Christa Williford.
  • March 14: Synchronous Session. “The Digital Public Library of America,” featuring Dan Cohen, led by Justin Schell.
  • February 17: Synchronous Session. “Dataverse/Data Centers,” featuring Jon Crabtree, led by Colleen Strawhacker.
  • January 24: Synchronous Session. “Born Digital Archives,” featuring Dawn Schmitz, led by Amy Chen and Jodi Flores.

 

2013

  • December 7-11: Winter Meeting / CNI Membership Meeting, Washington, DC.
  • November 25: Synchronous Session. “Project Management,” featuring Delphine Khanna and Matt Shoemaker, led by Hannah Rasmussen.
  • October 21: Synchronous Session. “Bridging the Library/Faculty Divide,” featuring Kelly Miller and Gabrielle Dean, led by John Kratz and Bridget Whearty.
  • September 20: Synchronous Session.Check-in for new fellows with Lauren Coats and Elliott Shore.
  • August 1: Summer seminar sessions for supervisors of new fellows (pdf).
  • July 28-August 6: Summer seminar for new fellows (pdf).
  • May 14: Synchronous session on environmental sciences data curation featuring Carly Strasser. Hosted by Ting Wang.
  • April 16: Synchronous session on linked data featuring Jon Voss. Hosted by Inna Kouper.
  • March 27: Synchronous session featuring Michael Eisen. Hosted by Vessela Ensberg.
  • February 7: Synchronous session. “Re-visiting Open Access from a Policy, Data, and Publishing Perspective,” featuring Spencer Keralis, University of North Texas, and Patricia Hswe, Penn State University. Hosted by Natsuko Nicholls.
  • January 7-10: Postdoctoral Fellowship Winter Meeting at the University of California, Los Angeles.

 

2012

  • December 19: Synchronous session on management of geographic data featuring Michael Goodchild, UCSB. Hosted by Dewayne Branch.
  • November 19: Synchronous session on the history of social science data management featuring Wendy Thomas, University of Minnesota. Hosted by Brock Dubbels.
  • October 25: Synchronous session on research and research tools in the digital humanities featuring Stéfan Sinclair, McGill University. Hosted by Matt Lavin and Jennifer Parrott.
  • September 19: Synchronous session for new fellows only–fellows’ progress reports.
  • July 22-August 3: Summer seminar for 2012 fellows.

Program Team

For all program-related inquiries, email postdoc@clir.org. We’re always glad to meet via Zoom to talk about more complex questions or requests.

Emily Beagle

Co-faculty

Emily co-leads programming for current fellows. She is a program alum and currently an associate, Break Through Technology, at the Rocky Mountain Institute.

Marcia Chatelain

Mentor & Advisory Committee (ex-offico)

Marcia is the mentor for the African American and African Studies fellows. She is a professor of History and African American Studies at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.

Jennifer Garcon

Co-faculty

Jennifer co-leads programming for current fellows. She is a program alum and currently the digital scholarship librarian at University of Pennsylvania Libraries.

Jodi Reeves Eyre

Program Officer

Jodi manages the program’s scholarship, leadership, and re-granting components. She handles day-to-day program communications, outreach, and engagement.

Advisory Committee

The committee comprises digital scholarship specialists, data curation educators, scholars and specialists, and program alumni with data curation experience across disciplines.

John Borghi

Stanford University

A cognitive neuroscientist by training, John is the manager of research and instruction at Lane Medical Library at Stanford. He was a CLIR postdoctoral fellow at California Digital Library (2016-2018).

 

Scout Calvert

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Scout is a research data librarian at University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Her current projects trace the social aspects of data-centric knowledge production among genealogists, cattle breeders, and citizen historians.

Jeanine Finn

Claremont Colleges

Jeanine received her MLS from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign & PhD in information science from the University of Texas at Austin. She was a fellow at The Claremont Colleges Library, where she is now the coordinator for data science and digital scholarship.

Julia Flanders

Northeastern University Library

Julia is a professor of the practice in English and the director of the Digital Scholarship Group in the Northeastern University Library. She also directs the Women Writers Project and serves as editor in chief of Digital Humanities Quarterly.

Portia Hopkins

Rice University

Portia holds a doctorate in American Studies from the University of Maryland, College Park. She is the CLIR/DLF Postdoctoral Research Associate in Data Curation for African American Studies at Rice University.

Sarah Lynn Patterson

University of Massachusetts Amherst

Sarah Lynn is an Assistant Professor of English at University of Massachusetts Amherst where she studies 19th century African American literature, social movements, and humanist approaches to digital culture.

Past Committee Members

Jacqueline Goldsby, Yale University

Trevor Muñoz, University of Maryland

Colleen Strawhacker, National Science Foundation

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