Chiappelli Memorial Fellowship

The Fredi Chiappelli Memorial Fellowship, named in honor of former CMRS director Fredi Chiappelli, is awarded to an outstanding UCLA graduate student whose research focuses on any aspect of Medieval and/or Renaissance Italian Studies. Applicants may be from any academic discipline. The fellowship provides a $20,000 stipend. Student tuition and fees are not included.

The Chiappelli Fellowship is offered periodically when the endowment that supports the fellowship has generated sufficient funding for the award. The Chiappelli Memorial Fellowship will not be offered for 2020-21.

Gifts to the Fredi Chiappelli Memorial Fund, which supports the fellowship, are welcomed at any time. For more information, please contact CMRS or visit

Students interested in applying for the fellowship must submit the following:

  • A cover letter stating that he/she is applying for the Fredi Chiappelli Memorial Fellowship
  • A current curriculum vitae (CV)
  • A two-page description of the applicant’s research work in the area of medieval and/or Renaissance Italian studies
  • Three current letters of recommendation. NOTE: One of these letters should be from the applicant’s dissertation director or faculty advisor

Send the application materials to:

UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies
Attention: Chiappelli Fellowship Coordinator
302 Royce Hall
10745 Dickson Plaza
Los Angeles, California 90095-1485

Application materials may also be submitted by email to Please include “Chiappelli Fellowship” on the subject line.

View the list of Chiappelli Fellowship recipients