Postdoctoral Fellowships

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 the Postdoctoral Fellowship Application.

Fellowship enquires may be directed to Myrna Ortiz at ortiz@humnet.ucla.edu 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 2018–19.

Stipend: $48,216 for the three-quarter period including paid medical benefits for scholar and dependents.

Browse list of Ahmanson-Getty Fellows.

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 Fellows.

Clark-Huntington Joint Bibliographical Fellowship

Sponsored jointly by the Center/Clark and the Huntington Library, this two-month fellowship (one month at each library) provides support for bibliographical research in early modern British literature and history as well as other areas where the two libraries have common strengths; eligible projects include textual scholarship, analytical/descriptive bibliography, history of printing and/or publishers, and related fields. Applicants should hold a Ph.D. degree or have appropriate research experience.

Stipend: $6,000 for two months in residence.

Browse list of Clark-Huntington 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.