Graduate Fellowships

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:

Graduate Fellowships

PLEASE NOTE: Due to construction at the Clark Library many of our fellowships will not be available for the 2015–16 academic year. Our Clark Dissertation Fellowship will be offered.

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 three months during Spring quarter 2016.

Stipend: $6,000 plus fixed graduate fees, excluding nonresident tuition.

Predoctoral Fellowships (not available 2015–16)

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.

ASECS/Clark Fellowships (not available 2015–16)

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 (not available 2015–16)

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
The Center offers financial support in the form of research assistantships to several UCLA graduate students every year. Research assistants participate in research projects of core faculty members and take part in Center and Clark activities. The stipend depends upon the student's academic level and previous experience at UCLA. A Call for Applications is sent out in spring for the following academic year.  Please send inquiries to Jeanette LaVere, Assistant Program Manager: jlavere@humnet.ucla.edu

Travel Grants
Graduate students at UCLA may apply to the Center for travel support for participation in professional conferences related to seventeenth- & eighteenth-century studies and Oscar Wilde.  Please apply well in advance of travel, and send the following details to Kathy Sanchez, Manager of Programs, at ksanchez@humnet.ucla.edu:

  • Your name, department, and year of study
  • Title and short description of paper or presentation
  • Date(s), name, and location of conference
  • Any other pertinent details (i.e. receiving partial reimbursement from another department)

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 ortiz@humnet.ucla.edu.  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 (not available 2015–16)

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.