AHRC's International Placement Scheme
Focus on: Library of Congress, Washington DC
It's certainly true to say that travel broadens the mind, and for anyone undertaking research, the opportunity to explore internationally renowned archives is one not to be missed.
The AHRC’s International Placement Scheme offers Early Career Researchers, Research Assistants and AHRC and ESRC funded PhD students the chance to undertake a research fellowship at several partner institutions in the USA and Japan, including the John W Kluge Center, based within the Library of Congress in Washington DC.
With over 151 million items and 10,000 new resources added daily, the Library of Congress gives researchers from all disciplines the opportunity to enhance their studies, while at the same time meeting new people, sharing ideas and broadening their academic careers.
To find out just what such placements are like, Dario Sarlo, a Kluge Centre Post Doctoral Fellow and former AHRC IPS Fellow, along with AHRC research fellows Lydia Morgan, Kirsty Day, and Rebecca Wright have been sharing their own experiences of working at the biggest library in the world.