Awards & Fellowships

CMRS-CEGS Conference Travel Grants provide funding, in the form of travel reimbursement, for UCLA graduate students to attend conferences, symposia, or meetings of professional organizations to present their research or scholarly papers on any topic in the field of Medieval and Renaissance Studies. The number of travel grants awarded each year depends on the amount of funding available, and the number and quality of the requests received.

CMRS-CEGS Research and Study Travel Grants provide funding, in the form of reimbursement, for UCLA graduate students to travel within the US or abroad for the purpose of research in any area of Medieval and Renaissance Studies or to attend an educational program or class directly related to the student’s academic training in the field of Medieval and Renaissance Studies. The number of travel grants awarded each year depends on the amount of funding available, and the number and quality of the requests received.

Ahmanson Research Fellowships for the Study of Medieval and Renaissance Books and Manuscripts support the use of the medieval and Renaissance monographic and manuscript holdings in UCLA Library Special Collections. The fellowships are awarded to graduate students or postdoctoral scholars who need to access these collections for graduate-level or postdoctoral independent research. Recipients receive a stipend of $2,500/month for up to three months. The fellowships are made possible by a gift from the Ahmanson Foundation. They are jointly supported and administered by CMRS and UCLA Library Special Collections.

The Fredi Chiappelli Memorial Fellowship will be offered for 2021-22. The fellowship provides a $20,000 stipend to support research any aspect of medieval, Renaissance, or early modern Italian studies. Funding for student fees and other expenses must be provided by the recipient’s academic department or other resources.

The George T. and Margaret W. Romani Fellowship is awarded to an outstanding UCLA graduate student, who has expressed a commitment to pursue studies in some aspect of the Middle Ages or Renaissance and who is studying under the mentorship of a CMRS faculty member. The fellowship provides a $20,000 stipend. Candidates for the award must be nominated by their department chair. Funding for student fees and other expenses must be provided by the recipient’s academic department or other resources.

The Lynn and Maude White Jr Fellowship, named for its donors, CMRS’s founding director Professor Lynn White, Jr. and his wife, provides a $20,000 stipend to support full-time dissertation research and writing. It is awarded to an outstanding UCLA graduate student who has advanced to PhD candidacy. Funding for student fees and other expenses must be provided by the recipient’s academic department or other resources.

The CMRS-CEGS Dissertation Research Fellowship is intended for UCLA doctoral students. It supports prospectus and dissertation research and writing focusing on any aspect of Late Antique, Medieval, Renaissance, or Early Modern Studies and provides a $27,000 stipend. Funding for student fees and other expenses must be provided by the recipient’s academic department or other resources.

CMRS-CEGS Graduate Student Summer Fellowships provide funding that can be used to support research/writing, study, or training in any area of late antique, Byzantine, medieval, Renaissance, and early modern (prior to 1670) studies. This includes such activities as language study, archival/library research, paleography training, unpaid archaeological work, unpaid internships in museums, libraries or digital projects in CMRS-related disciplines.

HOW TO APPLY FOR FELLOWSHIPS. (Please note the travel grants have a separate procedure indicated on their webpages.)

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