The James and Sylvia Thayer Short-Term Research Fellowships support the use of special collections materials by visiting scholars and UCLA graduate students. Collections that are administered by the newly integrated UCLA Library Special Collections and available for fellowship-supported research include materials in the humanities and social sciences, medicine, life and physical sciences, visual and performing arts, and UCLA history.
Research residencies may last up to three months between February 1 and December 14 of the upcoming year. Recipients receive stipends ranging from $500 to $2,500. (Awards vary yearly. Grants in 2010 averaged $1,013; in 2011, $1,167.) Those receiving fellowships are expected to provide a report on the results of their research that can be mounted on the UCLA Library Web site. Fellows may have the opportunity to speak about their research at an informal brown-bag session with local scholars during their visit.
United States citizens and permanent residents with the legal right to work in the U.S. who are engaged in graduate-level, post-doctoral, or independent research are invited to apply.
Applications should include:
-Outline of research and special collections to be used (two pages maximum)
-Brief budget for travel, living, and research expenses
-Dates to be spent in residence
Two letters of recommendation from faculty or other scholars familiar with the research project. Please note that the committee cannot consider letters of recommendation from librarians or staff of the UCLA Library.
Amount: Check funder
Deadline: Check deadline
Funder: UCLA Library
Stage of Study:
Citizenship: U.S. Citizen