Affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles, the Clark Library holds rare books and manuscripts with particular strengths in English literature and history, Oscar Wilde and the fin de siècle, and fine press printing. It offers a number of fellowships to fund short research trips to consult its collections, ranging from one to three month stays. Consult the Clark Library website for specific eligibility criteria by fellowship.

  • American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies/Clark Fellowship: Available to postdoctoral scholars and to ABD graduate students with projects in the long eighteenth century.
  • Clark 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.
  • History of Science Predoctoral Fellowship: One-month fellowship available to doctoral candidates whose dissertation research involves materials in the history of science at the Clark Library.
  • Kanner Fellowship in British Studies: This three-month fellowship supports research at the Clark Library in any area pertaining to British history and culture. The fellowship is open to both postdoctoral and predoctoral scholars.
  • Kenneth Karmiole Endowed Graduate Research Fellowship: This one-month fellowship  is available to all graduate students for research at the Clark Library, using archival and printed book materials, on any subject.
  • Wilde-Holland Fellowship: This one-to-two month fellowship is available to a postdoctoral scholar, graduate student, or visiting scholar for research using materials from the Oscar Wilde collection at the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library.


In addition to the collections for which the Clark Library is well-known, the Library houses a wealth of primary source materials ranging from the 16th to 20th centuries for research on topics including queer, disability, and ecocritical studies, as well as music/musicology, astronomy, geographies, mathematics, games, crime and incarceration, translation, architecture, foodways, and how-to manuals, among many other areas.

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