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2021 UCLA Library Special Collections Research Fellowships
The UCLA Library Special Collections Research Fellowships Program supports the use of special collections materials by visiting scholars and UCLA graduate students. Collections that are administered by UCLA Library Special Collections and available for fellowship-supported research include rare books, journals, manuscripts, archives, printed ephemera, photographs and other audiovisual materials, oral history interviews, and other items in the humanities and social sciences; medical, life and physical sciences; visual and performing arts; and UCLA history.
James and Sylvia Thayer Short-Term Research Fellowships
Thayer fellowships provide support for research in any collections administered by UCLA Library Special Collections. Stipends are being determined. Awards are funded by an endowment established by longtime UCLA benefactors James and Sylvia Thayer
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. The benefactor made previous gifts to the UCLA Library for the Kenneth Karmiole Endowment for Rare Books and Manuscripts, and to the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library and the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies. He has owned and operated Kenneth Karmiole, Bookseller, since 1976.
Barbara Rootenberg Short-term Research Fellowship in the History of Medicine and the Life Sciences
The Rootenberg fellowship promotes 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 $2,000 to allow scholars to pursue research lasting from two to six weeks. The award is named for Barbara Rootenberg, an alumna of the UCLA School of Library Science and an internationally-renowned antiquarian bookseller.
Ahmanson Research Fellowships for the Study of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts and Books
Ahmanson Fellowships support the use of medieval and Renaissance monographic and manuscript holdings in UCLA Library Special Collections: the Ahmanson-Murphy Collection of the Aldine Press; the Ahmanson-Murphy Collection of Early Italian Printing; the Elmer Belt Library of Vinciana; the Orsini Family Papers; the Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts Collection; the Richard and Mary Rouse Collection of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts and Early Printed Books; and the Medieval and Renaissance Arabic and Persian Medical Manuscripts. The fellowships provide $2,500 per month for up to three months. Administered by the UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, this program requires an application separate from that for the Rootenberg fellowships; information is available on the Center for Medieval Renaissance Studies website.
Important Notice about 2021 Research Fellowships Application Procedure
All Library buildings are closed until further notice. During this closure, Library Special Collections staff are working remotely and all collections are unavailable for research. Library Research Fellowships are on hiatus and we are not presently accepting applications for 2021 research fellowships in UCLA Library Special Collections. We will announce a Call for Applications once we know when the Library may reopen for research visits. For more information about the status of research services, please refer to the Library Special Collections homepage.
Direct questions about fellowships to:
Library Special Collections Research Fellowships Program
UCLA Library Special Collections
A1713 Charles E. Young Research Library
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575