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 senior and postdoctoral scholars.
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.
To apply to any of the fellowships listed below, please use our Combined Fellowship Application Form.
Fellowship inquires may be directed to Myrna Ortiz at firstname.lastname@example.org or 310-206-8552.
Ahmanson-Getty Postdoctoral Fellowships
The theme-based resident fellowship program, established with the support of the Ahmanson Foundation and the J. Paul Getty Trust, is designed to promote the participation of junior scholars in the Center’s yearlong core program. Awards are for three consecutive quarters in residence at the Clark. Scholars must have received their doctorates in the last six years, and their research should pertain to the announced theme. Fellows are expected to make a substantive contribution to the Center’s workshops and seminars. Read more about the Core Program 2021–22.
Stipend: $53,460 for the three-quarter period including paid medical benefits for scholar and dependents.
Browse list of Ahmanson-Getty Fellows.
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 Fellows.
Clark Bibliographical Fellowship
This one-month fellowship provides support for bibliographical research using the Clark’s collections. Eligible projects include textual scholarship; historical, analytical, or descriptive bibliography; the study of book or manuscript production, circulation, and use; and related fields. Applicants should hold a Ph.D. degree or have appropriate research experience.
Stipend: $3,000 for one month of residency.
Browse list of Clark Bibliographical Fellows.
Clark Short-Term Fellowships
Fellowship support is available to scholars with research projects that require work in any area of the Clark Library’s collections. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. degree or have equivalent academic experience. Awards are for periods of one to three months in residence.
Stipend: $3,000 per month.
Browse list of Clark 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.