Graduate Fellowships

As a result of Clark Library’s closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Center for 17th– & 18th-Century Studies and the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library’s Fellowship Program is suspending applications for the 2021–2022 fiscal year (July 2021–June 2022) for all Short-Term, ASECS/Clark, Predoctoral, Clark Bibliographical, Kenneth Karmiole Endowed Graduate Research, and Kanner Fellowships in British Studies. Applicants who received fellowships for the 2019–20 and 2020–21 fiscal years will be accommodated once the Clark Library is able to re-open.

Applications for Ahmanson-Getty Postdoctoral and Clark Dissertation fellowships will proceed for the 2021–2022 fiscal year and the submission deadline will be February 1, 2021.

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.

Fellowship inquires may be directed to Myrna Ortiz at or 310-206-8552.

ASECS/Clark Fellowships

Fellowships jointly sponsored by the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies and the Center/Clark 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: $3,000 for the month of residency.

Browse list of ASECS/Clark Fellows.

Clark Dissertation Fellowships

One or two fellowships are awarded each year to UCLA doctoral candidates whose dissertation involves extensive research in the Clark Library’s holdings. The award is for nine months during the academic year.

Stipend: $18,000 plus fixed graduate fees, excluding nonresident tuition.

Browse list of Clark Dissertation Fellows.

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: $9,000 for the three-month tenure.

Browse list of Kanner Fellows.

Kenneth Karmiole Endowed Graduate Research Fellowship

This one-month fellowship, established through the generosity of Kenneth Karmiole, is available to all graduate students for research at the Clark Library, using archival and printed book materials, on any subject. Fellows are required to present their research upon completion of their residency at the Clark Library.

Stipend: $4,000 for one month of residency.

Further details and browse list of Karmiole Fellows.

Predoctoral Fellowships

One-to-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 Library’s collections.

Stipend: $3,000 per month for the one-to-three-month residency.

Browse list of Predoctoral Fellows.