Research Funding for UCLA Graduate Students

In addition to Graduate Fellowships and support provided to Center/Clark Working Groups, the Center for 17th- & 18th-Century Studies provides the following funding opportunities for UCLA graduate students.

Graduate Certificate in Early Modern Studies

The Center for 17th- & 18th Century Studies and the Department of Spanish & Portuguese offer Ph.D. students in the early stages of their coursework the opportunity to earn a certificate in early modern studies. Students accepted into the program are eligible to apply for a summer mentorship. Learn more.

Graduate Student Researchers

The Center offers financial support in the form of research assistantships to several UCLA graduate students every year. Research assistants participate in research projects of core faculty members and take part in Center and Clark activities. The stipend depends upon the student’s academic level and previous experience at UCLA. A “Call for Applications” is sent out in spring for the following academic year. Please send inquiries to Jeanette LaVere, Assistant Program Manager:

2021–22 Graduate Student Call for Applications
2021–22 Graduate Student Researcher Application (Center for 17th- & 18th-Century Studies)

Travel Grants

Graduate students at UCLA may apply to the Center for travel support for participation in professional conferences related to seventeenth- and eighteenth-century studies and Oscar Wilde. Please apply well in advance of travel, and send the following details to Jeanette La Vere at

  • Your name, department, and year of study
  • Title and short description of paper or presentation
  • Date(s), name, and location of conference
  • Any other pertinent details (i.e., receiving partial reimbursement from another department)

Grants are offered for up to $500 for domestic travel and up to $1,000 for foreign travel. If your grant request is approved, submit your receipts for reimbursement AFTER completion of travel. Please fill out the Graduate Travel Grants form, and submit to Jeanette La Vere at Please submit original, itemized receipts that show proof of payment. The Center can reimburse, providing receipts are submitted, for expenses such as airfare, hotel room and tax only (receipt must show daily charges, not just a summary); and taxi or shuttle costs.