Chiappelli Memorial Fellowship

The Fredi Chiappelli Memorial Fellowship is awarded to an outstanding UCLA graduate student from any academic discipline whose research focuses on any aspect of Medieval, Renaissance, or early modern Italian Studies.

The fellowship provides a $20,000 stipend. Funding for student fees and other expenses must be provided by the recipient’s academic department or other resources.

Applications are due April 15, 2021.

The application should include:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Five-page (single spaced) research proposal describing the project
  • Three letters of recommendation from faculty or other scholars familiar with the applicant’s work; one of these letters should be from the applicant’s dissertation advisor

HOW TO APPLY? Click here for application submission instructions.

The fellowship is named in honor of former CMRS director Fredi Chiappelli. Gifts to the Fredi Chiappelli Memorial Fund, which supports the fellowship, are welcomed at any time. For more information, please contact CMRS or visit

View the list of Chiappelli Fellowship recipients