Graduate Fellowships

In response to evolving researchers’ needs, the Clark Library’s ongoing commitment to make the shared cultural record as widely available as possible and to incorporate principles of equity, diversity and inclusion when facilitating research with the collections, there may be an option for some fellowships to be partially, or entirely remote. Please note that the Ahmanson-Getty and Dissertation Fellowships are among those excluded from being held remotely.

Clark Library staff will meet virtually with fellowship holders to determine jointly whether their project is appropriate for remote assistance. If so, they will provide personal virtual reference consultations and on-demand digitization of relevant holdings, to the extent that the library’s resources will allow.

If you have any questions about remote fellowships, please contact

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 applications are currently closed.

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.

Fellowship: $4,000 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.

Fellowship: $20,000. Funding for student fees and other expenses must be provided by the recipient’s academic department or other resources.

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.

Fellowship: $12,000 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.

Fellowship: $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. These fellowships are made possible with support from the Ahmanson Foundation, Sidney Stern Memorial Trust, and Loren and Frances Rothschild Endowment for Graduate Research.

Fellowship: $4,000 per month for the one-to-three-month residency.

Browse list of Predoctoral Fellows.

Wilde-Holland Fellowship

This 1–2 month fellowship is available to a postdoctoral scholar, graduate student, or visiting scholar for research using materials from the Oscar Wilde collection at the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library. The fellowship, established in 2021, honors the writer and cultural figure Oscar Wilde and his grandson Merlin Holland, a scholar who has dedicated himself to studying and celebrating Wilde’s legacy. If you are a non-Ph.D. applicant who wishes to apply for the Wilde-Holland fellowship, please choose the “Graduate/Other” option under the “Academic Status” question at the start of our combined fellowship application.

Fellowship: $4,000 per month of residency.

Further details and browse list of Wilde-Holland Fellows.