Libraries and Collections
Library Awards, Fellowships, Prizes

Awards, Fellowships, and Research Opportunities

    Center for Primary Research and Training

    The Center for Primary Research and Training integrates special collections materials more fully into UCLA's teaching and research mission and provides a substantive educational experience for graduate students by training them in archival methods, matching them with unprocessed special collections, and thus making accessible lesser-known collections.

    Charles Donald O’Malley Short-term Research Fellowships

    The Charles Donald O’Malley Short-term Research Fellowships support investigation into the history of medical thought and healing practice and art from the earliest times to the recent past in UCLA special collections; it is open to U.S. citizens and legal residents engaged in graduate-level, postdoctoral, or independent research.

    James and Sylvia Thayer Short-term Research Fellowships

    The James and Sylvia Thayer Short-term Research Fellowships facilitate access to special collections materials by researchers and scholars residing outside of the Los Angeles area as well as by UCLA graduate students.

    John B. Jackson Oral History Faculty Curator Grant

    The John B. Jackson Oral History Faculty Curator Grant provides funding to UCLA faculty for programming such as lectures, panels, or films organized around a particular theme related to research and issues in qualitative interviewing.

    Robert B. and Blanche Campbell Student Book Collection Competition

    The Robert B. and Blanche Campbell Student Book Collection Competition offers UCLA undergraduate and graduate student book collectors cash prizes for their collections. Among the oldest and most distinguished competitions of its kind in the country, this annual competition is judged by panels that attract celebrity authors and UCLA faculty as well as librarians and library staff.

    UCLA Library Prize for Undergraduate Research

    The UCLA Library Prize for Undergraduate Research honors the best research produced by UCLA undergraduate students. Cash awards are given in a number of categories, including for the use of special collections materials. 

    Other Library-related Awards, Fellowships, and Research Opportunities

    Ahmanson Short-Term Research Fellowships in Medieval and Renaissance Studies

    Administered by the UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, the Ahmanson Short-Term Research Fellowships in Medieval and Renaissance Studies support the use of the extensive medieval and Renaissance monographic and manuscript holdings in UCLA Library Special Collections by graduate students or postdoctoral scholars.