Sunday, October 4, 2009

Fellowship - UCLA Special Collections

UCLA Library Special Collections

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 Thayer fellowhsip-supported research incoude 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
March 1 and December 17, 2010. Recipients receive stipends
ranging from $500 to $2500. (Awards vary yearly. Grants in
2008 averaged $1400; in 2009, $1200.) 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.

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 are due December 11, 2009, and should include:

* Cover letter
* Curriculum vitae
* 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

Mail applications to:

James and Sylvia Thayer Fellowship Program
c/o Charles E. Young Research Library Department of Special Collections
UCLA Library
A1713 Charles E. Young Research Library
Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575

Questions about the fellowships may be mailed to the address
above or emailed to: