The Center administers a number of programs for graduate students.
Applications are considered once each year. Applications for appointments to be held anytime during a given fiscal year (from 1 July to 30 June) must be received in the preceding fiscal year, by 1 February.
A combined graduate fellowship application form can be found here:
Our current graduate fellowships include:
Clark Dissertation Fellowships
One or two fellowships are awarded each year to UCLA doctoral candidates whose dissertation involves extensive research in the Library's holdings. The award is for one academic year in residence at the Clark.
Stipend: $18,000 plus fixed graduate fees, excluding nonresident tuition.
One–three-month fellowships are available to doctoral candidates whose dissertation research involves the area of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century studies or one of the other areas represented in the Clark's collections.
Stipend: $2,500 per month for the one–three-month residency.
Fellowships jointly sponsored by the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies and the Clark Library are available to postdoctoral scholars and to ABD graduate students with projects in the Restoration or the eighteenth century. Fellowship holders must be members in good standing of ASECS. Awards are for one month of residency.
Stipend: $2,500 for the month of residency.
Kanner Fellowship in British Studies
This three-month fellowship, established through the generosity of Penny Kanner, supports research at the Clark Library in any area pertaining to British history and culture. The fellowship is open to both postdoctoral and predoctoral scholars.
Stipend: $7,500 for the three-month tenure.
Graduate Student Researchers
Grants are offered for up to $500 for domestic travel and up to $1,000 for foreign travel. If your grant request is approved, we will submit your receipts for reimbursement AFTER completion of travel. Please fill out the Graduate Travel Grants form and submit to Myrna Ortiz at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please submit original, itemized receipts that show proof of payment. We can reimburse for expenses such as: airfare, ONLY if you use a domestic (U.S.) airline carrier for domestic OR international travel; hotel room and tax only (please provide a receipt showing daily charges, not a summary page); and taxi or shuttle costs (submit receipts).
Clark Summer Institute
To support our fellows in residency at the Clark we offer the Clark Summer Institute. Each year a professor from UCLA leads this interdisciplinary research group based at the Clark. Each Summer Institute focuses on new developments in the field and shared works-in-progress. Attending the Summer Institute is encouraged but is not a requirement of the fellowship.
More information about the coming year's Institutes can be found here.