Fellowships & Grants

UCLA Privately Endowed Fellowships

These Graduate Division Privately Endowed Fellowships are funded by gifts and endowments, each with specific eligibility criteria. These programs are campus-wide and are used to attract and retain outstanding graduate students.

  • Rose and Sam Gilbert Fellowship ($10,000)
  • Gold Shield Alumnae of UCLA ($5,000)
  • Gordon Hein Memorial Scholarship ($5,000)
  • Kaspar and Siroon Hovannisian Fellowship ($10,000)
  • Dr. Ursula Mandel Scholarship ($15,000)
  • Mangasar M. Mangasarian Scholarship Fund ($10,000)
  • Paulson Scholarship Fund ($6,000)
  • Will Rogers Memorial Fellowship ($10,000)
  • Charles F. Scott Fellowship ($15,000)
  • Werner R. Scott Fund ($8,000)
  • Philip and Aida Siff Educational Foundation Scholarship ($5,000)
  • Malcolm R. Stacey Memorial Scholarship ($5,000)
  • UCLA Affiliates Scholarships ($5,000)
  • UCLA Faculty Women’s Club Scholarships ($3,000)

Deadline: January 17, 2022
More info (p. 36)

Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fellowship 

UCLA is able to nominate three candidates. Each fellowship, renewable upon application for up to a total of three years, provides an annual stipend of $18,000 plus all tuition and fees (including the professional degree supplemental tuition).

Students in all fields and in all degree objectives are eligible to apply.  Fellowships will be awarded only to candidates who:

  • have outstanding undergraduate records,
  • have demonstrated a need for financial assistance
  • are citizens of the United States of America [at the time of application]
  • are enrolled in accredited colleges and universities in the United States
  • and have received baccalaureate degrees.

A Fellow must conduct studies in the United States while receiving the funding.

Checklist   Application

Deadline: December, 15, 2022
All materials must be submitted on or by this date to the Fellowships & Financial Services Office in 1228 Murphy Hall.

UCLA Graduate Division

Graduate Summer Research Mentorship (GSRM)
The GSRM Program is designed to provide financial support for doctoral students in the arts, humanities, social sciences, public health and nursing. Awardees should consider it as their principal/primary summer activity.
– Amount: $6,000
– Deadline: 4:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 02, 2022
More Info / Apply

Graduate Research Mentorship (GRM)
The Graduate Research Mentorship (GRM) Program is designed to assist students in acquiring and developing advanced research skills under faculty mentorship. The program is open to doctoral students in the arts, humanities, social sciences, public health and nursing.
– Amount: $20,000+ Tuition and Fees
– Deadline: Friday, April 29, 2022
More Info / Apply

Dissertation Year Fellowship
This program is intended to support students in their final year of graduate school, at the dissertation writing stage and planning to start teaching or research appointments soon after the end of their dissertation fellowship year.
– Amount: $20,000+ Tuition/Fees
– Tentative deadline: Friday, May 27, 2022
More Info / Apply

Doctoral Student Travel Grants for Conferences, Professional Development and Off-Campus Research (DTG)
Funding to encourage eligible UCLA doctoral students to present their work and network at conferences in their field, to support travel associated with off-campus research and to enable students to take advantage of off-campus professional development opportunities.
– Amount: up to $1,000
– Deadline: with 45 days of completed travel
More Info / Apply

For more information, please review the UCLA Graduate Student Financial Support for Continuing Student Handbook.

UCLA Division of Humanities

Mellon Foundation Pre-dissertation Fellowships
These fellowships are intended to support graduate students from across the humanities to advance their research during one quarter of their pre-dissertation year. These funds may be used for stipend support for one academic quarter and/or may provide support for legitimate research and travel expenses. 
– Amount: up to $8,000
– Deadline: Friday, February 25, 2022
More Info

Harry and Yvonne Lenart Graduate Travel Fellowships
These fellowships provide funds for travel and living expenses for UCLA graduate students in the Humanities to conduct research in foreign countries.
– Amount: $2,000 – $8,000
– Deadline: Friday, February 25, 2022
More Info

UCLA Collegium of University Teaching Fellows

The Collegium of University Teaching Fellows (CUTF) offers graduate students the opportunity to teach undergraduate, general education seminars on topics related to their dissertation research.

To qualify, you must:
– Advance to candidacy by September 24, 2022
– Not have previous teaching experience of the same seminar at UCLA

If you’re interested in applying, please submit the following items to Lisa Audish (laudish@humnet.ucla.edu) by Friday, February 11, 2022:
– the completed application form
– a draft syllabus of the proposed course
– a sample required reading list
– a brief statement or cover letter
– a copy of your curriculum vitae

The department can only nominate up to 3 students, so we will review the submitted applications and choose our top candidates. We will then submit the application on your behalf.

For more information about the CUTF program, please visit https://teaching.ucla.edu/gradstudent-programs/cutf/.

You may contact Michelle Chen (mchen@oid.ucla.edu) if you have any questions.

UCLA Center for European & Russian Studies

CERS provides a variety of funding opportunities to UCLA faculty and graduate students working on Europe and Russia.

List of CERS Funding Opportunities

Conference Travel Grants
CERS awards travel grants to UCLA graduate students who will be presenting conference papers with a European or Russian focus.
– Amount: up to $1,000
– Deadlines: October 01 (Fall conferences), January 01 (Winter conferences), March 01 (Spring/Summer conferences), 11:59pm (PST)
More Info / Apply

Summer Pre-Dissertation / Dissertation Research Fellowships
CERS awards summer pre-dissertation and dissertation fellowships of up to $5,000 to UCLA graduate students to conduct research abroad in European and/or Russian area studies. Applicants are expected to spend a minimum of four (4) weeks on overseas research; however, priority is given to projects with a duration of six (6) weeks.
– Amount: up to $5,000
– Deadline: Monday, February 28, 2022 5:00pm (PST)
More Info / Apply

Summer Language Study Grants
CERS awards summer language study grants of up to $3,000 to UCLA graduate students to study a modern European language or Russian as part of their research preparation. Applicants are expected to engage in intensive language study domestically or abroad; the language program should provide a minimum of 120 contact hours of instruction or the equivalent of one academic year of the language.
– Amount: up to $3,000
– Deadline: Monday, February 28, 2022 5:00pm (PST)
More Info / Apply

UCLA Graduate Student Conferences
CERS offers grants of up to $1,000 for conferences organized by UCLA graduate students in the fields of European and Russian studies. Priority is given to projects that focus on the modern and contemporary periods, as well as new initiatives and annual events in their first three years.
Amount: up to $1,000
– Deadline: June 15 (Fall conferences), October 15 (Winter/Spring conferences), 11:59pm (PST)
More Info / Apply

Ernst Adolf Marum Fellowship for Entering Graduate Students
CERS administers the Ernst Adolf Marum Fellowship program, which provides annual stipends of up to $15,000 for two to three UCLA entering graduate students in any field of study.
– Amount: up to $15,000
– Deadline:  Monday, February 15, 2021, 5:00PM (PST)
More Info / Apply

CERS does not offer FLAS fellowships (AY and summer) for the study of any modern European languages, including Russian.

UCLA Center for 17th- & 18th-Century Studies

ASECS / Clark Fellowships
Fellowships jointly sponsored by the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies and the Center/Clark are available to postdoctoral scholars and to ABD graduate students with projects in the Restoration or the eighteenth century. Fellowship holders must be members in good standing of ASECS. Awards are for one month of residency.
– Amount: $3,000
– Deadline: Tuesday, February 01, 2022
More Info / Apply

Clark Dissertation Fellowships
One or two fellowships are awarded each year to UCLA doctoral candidates whose dissertation involves extensive research in the Clark Library’s holdings. The award is for nine months during the academic year.
– Amount: $18,000 plus fixed graduate fees (excluding nonresident tuition)
– Deadline: Tuesday, February 01, 2022
More Info / Apply

Predoctoral Fellowships
One-to-three-month fellowships are available to doctoral candidates whose dissertation research involves the area of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century studies or one of the other areas represented in the Clark Library’s collections.
Amount: $3,000 per month for the one-to-three-month residency.
– Deadline: Tuesday, February 01, 2022
More Info / Apply

Ahmanson Research Fellowships for the Study of Medieval and Renaissance Books and Manuscripts
The fellowships support the use of the extensive medieval and Renaissance monographic and manuscript holdings in UCLA Library Special Collections.
– Amount: $2,500/month for fellowships lasting up to three months
– Currently NOT accepting applications
More Info / Apply

Travel Grants
Graduate students at UCLA may apply to the Center for travel support for participation in professional conferences related to seventeenth- and eighteenth-century studies and Oscar Wilde.
– Amount: up to $500 (domestic) / up to $1,000 (foreign)
– Deadline: None
More Info / Apply

UCLA Center for the Study of Women

Constance Coiner Graduate Fellowship
Applicant’s research must focus on feminist and working-class issues. Applicant must reflect a genuine interest in teaching and research that center on working-class studies and feminist issues.
– Amount: $1,500
– Deadline: Thursday, March 31, 2022
More Info / Apply

Penny Kanner Dissertation Research Fellowship
The fellowship supports a UCLA doctoral candidate engaged in research on women and/or gender using historical materials and methods.
– Amount: $3,000
– Deadline: Thursday, March 31, 2022
More Info / Apply

Association for Slavic, East European, & Eurasian Studies

Dissertation Research Grant
Thanks to the generosity of donors and members, the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies is sponsoring up to ten grants annually, at a maximum of $5000 each, for the purposes of conducting doctoral dissertation research in Eastern Europe and Eurasia in any aspect of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian studies in any discipline.
Amount: up to $5,000
– Deadline: Friday, April 01, 2022
More Info / Apply

Cohen-Tucker Dissertation Research Fellowship
The Stephen F. Cohen–Robert C. Tucker Dissertation Research Fellowship (CTDRF) Program for Russian Historical Studies supports the next generation of US scholars to conduct their doctoral dissertation research in Russia.
– Amount: up to $22,000
– Deadline: Friday, January 21, 2022
More Info / Apply

Association for Women in Slavic Studies

Graduate Research Prize
This prize is awarded annually to fund promising graduate-level research in any field of Slavic/East European/Central Asian Studies by a woman or on a topic in Women’s or Gender Studies related to Slavic Studies/East Europe/Central Asia by either a woman or a man.
– Amount: N/A
– Deadline: To be announced
More Info / Apply

Graduate Essay Prize
This prize recognizes the most outstanding essay written in English in Slavic, East European or Eurasian women’s and gender studies by a graduate student based at any tertiary institution worldwide.
– Amount: N/A
– Deadline: To be announced
More Info / Apply

Travel Grants
The Association for Women in Slavic Studies (AWSS) is pleased to be able to offer travel grants of between $200 and $1000 for scholars from Eurasia studying women’s and gender studies, who are presenting papers at the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES) meetings, the AWSS meetings, or the American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages (AATSEEL) meetings.
– Amount: N/A
Deadline: Rolling
More Info / Apply

Fulbright Program

The Fulbright Program, the U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange program, is sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the United States Department of State. Since its inception in 1946, the Fulbright Program has provided more than 300,000 participant —chosen for their academic merit and leadership potential — with the opportunity to study, teach and conduct research, exchange ideas and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns.

Approximately 1,300 fellowships given to recent BS/BA graduates, master’s and doctoral candidates, young professionals and artists opportunities for personal development and international experience.

Amount: Varies

Fulbright U.S. Student Program Applicants

Basic Requirements:
– must be a U.S. citizen at time of application
– hold a BA degree or equivalent before the award begins
– good health

– Application Opens: March 31, 2022
– Campus Application Deadline: Saturday, September 03, 4:00 p.m. PDT (If you’re currently enrolled at UCLA, you must apply by this date/time.)
– Campus Deadline for Revisions: Thursday, October 11, 2022, 4:00 p.m. PDT
– National Deadline: October 12, 2022, 5:00 p.m. EDT

Please visit the UCLA Fulbright page for more information.

Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA)

The DDRA program provides opportunities to doctoral candidates to engage in full-time dissertation research abroad in modern foreign languages and area studies.  The program is particularly interested in funding “A research project conducted in the field of science, technology, engineering, mathematics, computer science, education (comparative or international), international development, political science, public health, or economics.” The project dates are October 1, 2022 through March 31, 2024. DDRA research projects may be any consecutive 6-12 months during that period.

Basic Requirements
– must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident at time of application
– be advanced to doctoral candidacy before your award begins
– be studying a modern language or area studies
– be proficient in the language(s) necessary to carry out your research
– planning a teaching career in the U.S. upon completion of doctoral program

– Final UCLA Campus Deadline: September 03, 2022, 4:00 p.m. PDT

Please visit the UCLA Fulbright page for more information. If you have questions regarding the DDRA program, please contact UCLA Fellowships (uclafellowship@grad.ucla.edu / 310-825-1025) in 1228 Murphy Hall. For more questions, contact Dr. Ross Fenimore (rfenimore@grad.ucla.edu) | Fulbright-Hays coordinator | Fellowships and Financial Services.

Federal Student Aid

Free Application for Federal Student Aid
Amount: Varies
Deadline: March 02, 2022

We recommend that you explore the Graduate and Postdoctoral Educational Support (GRAPES) database for other funding opportunities.

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