The UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies (CMRS) and UCLA Library Special Collections (LSC) are pleased to announce the Ahmanson Short-Term Research Fellowships in Medieval and Renaissance Studies. The fellowships support the use of the extensive medieval and Renaissance monographic and manuscript holdings in UCLA Library Special Collections, which primarily are organized into collections such as the Ahmanson-Murphy Collection of the Aldine Press; the Ahmanson-Murphy Collection of Early Italian Printing; the Elmer Belt Library of Vinciana; the Orsini Family Papers; the Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts Collection; the Richard and Mary Rouse Collection of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts and Early Printed Books; the Medieval and Renaissance Arabic and Persian Medical Manuscripts. The fellowships will be awarded on a competitive basis to graduate students or postdoctoral scholars who need to utilize these collections for graduate-level or postdoctoral independent research.
Recipients will receive a stipend of $2500/month for fellowships lasting up to three months. Those receiving fellowships will be requested to make a presentation for CMRS, and at the end of their stay at UCLA will be asked to write a final report on their research and on the material consulted.
Graduate students or scholars holding a PhD (or the foreign equivalent) who are engaged in graduate-level, post-doctoral, or independent research are invited to apply. Please note: Recipients who are not US citizens or permanent residents will be required to obtain an appropriate visa at their own expense.
Application Contents and Deadline
Applications are due October 1, 2012, for fellowships to be taken between January 1 and June 30, 2013.
The application should include:
• Cover letter
• Curriculum vitae
• Outline of research and special collections to be used (two pages maximum)
• Dates to be spent in residence
• Two letters of recommendation from faculty or other scholars familiar with the research project.
Application materials may be submitted by e-mail (PDF format preferred) to firstname.lastname@example.org, or by mail to:
UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies
Attention: Ahmanson Fellowships
302 Royce Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1485