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R.B. Kitaj Research Fellowship
The Kitaj fellowship will allow scholars to pursue research lasting up to two months in UCLA Library Special Collections. One fellowship will be awarded in the amount of $2,500. The R.B. Kitaj Research Fellowship award is funded by the R.B. Kitaj Studio Project, a non-profit dedicated to promoting the legacy of American painter R.B. Kitaj (1932-2007). The fellowship was initiated to encourage research into and creative work inspired by Kitaj, an internationally renowned painter and intellectual.
- Michael Ajerman (2018 Kitaj Fellow)
Independent scholar/Artist (London, UK)
Kenneth Karmiole Endowed Research Fellowship in UCLA Library Special Collections
The Karmiole fellowship supports the use of UCLA Library Special Collections materials by visiting scholars and graduate students. One annual fellowship will be awarded in the amount of $5,000 to allow scholars to pursue research lasting from one to three months. The award is funded by an endowment established by Kenneth Karmiole, an internationally-renowned antiquarian bookseller who earned his master’s degree in library science from UCLA in 1971.
- William B. Kurtz, Ph.D. (2018 Karmiole Fellow)
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John L. Nau III Center for Civil War History, University of Virginia (Charlottesville VA)
Barbara Rootenberg Endowed Research Fellowship
Rootenberg fellowships promote the use of materials in History & Special Collections for the Sciences in UCLA Library Special Collections. One annual fellowship is awarded in the amount of $1,000. The award is named for Barbara Rootenberg, an alumna of the UCLA School of Library Science and an internationally-renowned antiquarian bookseller.
- Robin S. Reich, M.A. (2018 Rootenberg Fellow)
Doctoral student in History Columbia University (New York NY)
James and Silvia Thayer Short-Term Research Fellowships
Thayer fellowships provide support for research in any collections administered by UCLA Library Special Collections. Awards are funded by an endowment established by longtime UCLA benefactors James and Sylvia Thayer.
- Joshua Clark Davis, Ph.D. (2018 Thayer Fellow)
Assistant Professor of History Division of Legal, Ethical and Historical Studies, University of Baltimore (Baltimore MD)
- Michael Stewart Foley, Ph.D. (2018 Thayer Fellow)
Professor of American Civilization Université Grenoble Alpes (St-Martin-d’Heres, France)
- Emmett Harsin Drager, B.A. (2018 Thayer Fellow)
Doctoral student in American Studies and Ethnicity University of Southern California (Los Angeles CA)
- Alfredo Huante, M.A. (2018 Thayer Fellow)
Doctoral student in Sociology University of Southern California (Los Angeles CA)
- Chrissy Yee Lau, Ph.D. (2018 Thayer Fellow)
Assistant Professor of History Texas A&M University (Corpus Christi TX)
- Michel Sunhae Lee, M.A. (2018 Thayer Fellow)
Doctoral student in Religious Studies/Religion in the Americas University of Texas at Austin (Austin TX)
- Christina Romanowski Bean, M.A. (2018 Thayer Fellow)
Kress Assistant Conservator [through December 2017] Library Preservation Program, UCLA Library (Los Angeles CA)
- Calvin Snyder, M.A., M.S. (2018 Thayer Fellow)
Doctoral student in History Brandeis University (Waltham MA)
- Catherine A. Surowiec, B.A. (2018 Thayer Fellow)
Independent scholar (London, UK)
- Reba A. Wissner, Ph.D. (2018 Thayer Fellow)
Faculty in Music History John J. Cali School of Music, Montclair State University (Montclair NJ)