Fellowships and Financial Aid

There are three types of financial support: merit‑based, need‑based, and assistantship. In order to be considered for many of these different types of financial aid, the student must fill out the FAFSA (https://fafsa.ed.gov/) by the preferred filing deadline annually.

NELC/UCLA FELLOWSHIPS & GRANTS

Merit‑based financial aid is defined predominantly in terms of departmentally administered awards on the one hand and "restricted" fellowships on the other. Need-based awards include loans, work-study and specific extra-mural fellowships.

Dept. Near Eastern Languages & Cultures:

(contact NELC Student Affairs Officer, Esther Chang , directly for more information)

Departmental Grants
Conference and Research Travel
Quality of Graduate Education Grants (QGE)
Title VI Foreign Language Area Studies (FLAS) (administered in conjunction with the Center for Near Eastern Studies, UCLA): http://www.gdnet.ucla.edu/asis/entsup/titlevi.htmhttp://apply.international.ucla.edu/?cnes

Graduate Division Fellowships and Programs:

*FOR THE MOST UPDATED INFO, CLICK HERE

(http://www.gdnet.ucla.edu/asis/entsup/finsup.htm)

Eugene V. Cota-Robles Award: http://www.gdnet.ucla.edu/asis/entsup/fellgrnt.htm
Graduate Opportunity Fellowship Program (GOFP): http://www.gdnet.ucla.edu/asis/entsup/fellgrnt.htm
Chancellor’s Prize: http://www.gdnet.ucla.edu/asis/stusup/cpintro.htm
Armenian Student Fellowships: http://www.gdnet.ucla.edu/asis/entsup/fellgrnt.htm

  • Kareken Der Avedisian Memorial Endowment Fund
  • Kaspar Hovannisian Memorial Scholarship
  • Mangasar M. Mangasarian Fellowship

Dissertation Year Fellowship: http://www.gdnet.ucla.edu/asis/flap/apply.htm
Research Mentorship Program (AY): http://www.gdnet.ucla.edu/asis/flap/apply.htm
Research Mentorship Program (Summer): http://www.gdnet.ucla.edu/asis/sfap/srmintro.htm
Other Graduate Division Restricted Fellowships: http://www.gdnet.ucla.edu/asis/entsup/fellgrnt.htm

University-wide Fellowships and Funding Opportunities

UCLA International Institute: http://www.international.ucla.edu/funding/index.asp
James and Sylvia Thayer Fellowship Program: http://www.library.ucla.edu/special/thayer.cfm
Campbell Student Book Competition: http://www.library.ucla.edu/campbell/index.cfm
Friends of Archaeology Graduate Research Fellowship: (contact the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology directly)
Jean Stone Dissertation Research Fellowship: http://www.csw.ucla.edu/gfunding_jstone.html
Paula Stone Graduate Fellowship: http://www.csw.ucla.edu/gfunding_pstone.html
The Mary Wollstonecraft Dissertation Award: http://www.csw.ucla.edu/gfunding_pstone.html
Roshan Institute Graduate Fellowship in Iranian Studies: http://www.humnet.ucla.edu/humnet/Iranian/fellowship.html#Roshan
Kazem Metghachi Iranian Graduate Student Fellowship: http://www.humnet.ucla.edu/humnet/iranian/fellowship.html

Financial Aid & Loans

Short-term emergency loans: http://www.loans.ucla.edu/shorttermloan.html
Education loans: http://www.loans.ucla.edu/
California State University (CSU), Forgivable Loan/Doctoral Incentive Program: http://www.calstate.edu/hr/cdip/
Work-study: http://www.gdnet.ucla.edu/gss/library/gwspintro.htm

Teaching & Research Assistantships 

Teaching Assistantships: http://www.gdnet.ucla.edu/asis/entsup/ta-rashp.htm
Graduate Student Researcher: http://www.gdnet.ucla.edu/asis/entsup/ta-rashp.htm
Collegium of University Teaching Fellows: http://www.oid.ucla.edu/students/cutf
Readers & Special Readers: http://www.gdnet.ucla.edu/asis/entsup/ta-rashp.htm 

EXTRAMURAL FELLOWSHIPS


GRAPES (Graduate & Postdoctoral Extramural Support Database)
http://www.gdnet.ucla.edu/grpinst.htm
 

Scholarship Resource Center

For more information, please contact Wendy Lohman at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
www.college.ucla.edu/up/src
 
Council of Graduate Schools
http://www.cgsnet.org/
 
Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Humanities
http://www.spo.berkeley.edu/Fund/hpostdoc.html
 
Illinois Researcher Information Service
www.library.uiuc.edu/iris
 
Finding Grants and Fellowships in the Humanities
http://www.library.jhu.edu/researchhelp/humanities/grants.html
 
UCLA Graduate Division Library
1252 Murphy Hall
Monday – Friday, 9am-5pm
(see specifically: Money for Graduate Students in the Arts & Humanities)

 

Partial List of Potential Fellowships for NELC

Albright Institute of Archaeological Research Fellowships: http://www.aiar.org/fellowships.html#list

Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, German Chancellor Fellowship Program: http://www.humboldt-foundation.de/web/4074.html

American Research Institute in Turkey, Fellowships (ARIT): http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/ARIT/FellowshipPrograms.html

American Oriental Society Graduate Student Award for Travel: http://www.umich.edu/~aos/gsf.html

American Research Center in Egypt: http://arce.org/grants/fellowships/overview

American Council of Learned Societies Fellowships and Grants: http://www.acls.org/grants/default.aspx?id=354

American Association of University Women (AAUW): http://www.aauw.org/learn/fellows_directory/

American Schools of Oriental Research (ASOR): http://www.asor.org/fellowships/index.html

Anna Sobol Levy Fellowship at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem: http://www.annasobollevyfoundation.org/aboutthefoundation.html

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Grants and Fellowships: http://www.mellon.org/grant_programs/programs

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation/ACLS Early Career Fellowships: http://www.acls.org/grants/Default.aspx?id=510&linkidentifier=id&itemid=510

Archaeological Institute of American (AIA): http://www.archaeological.org/grants

Armenian General Benevolent Union: http://agbu.org/program/scholarships/

Armenian Students Association of America, Inc.: http://www.asainc.org/national/scholarships.shtml

Armenian International Women’s Association (AIWA): http://aiwainternational.org/scholarshipinfo.html

Boren Fellowships: http://www.borenawards.org/boren_fellowship

Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship: http://www.newcombefoundation.org/scholarship_ddf.html

Council of Graduate Schools/University Microfilms International Dissertations Publishing, Distinguished Dissertation Award: http://www.cgsnet.org

Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fellowship Fund: http://foundationcenter.org/grantmaker/liebmann/

Ford Foundation Diversity Predoctoral and Dissertation Fellowships: http://sites.nationalacademies.org/PGA/FordFellowships/index.htm

Foundation for Jewish Culture, Maurice and Marilyn Cohen Fund for Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship in Jewish Studies: http://www.jewishculture.org/?pid=scholarship&ss=cohen

Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program: http://www.cies.org/us_scholars/

Fulbright Graduate Study Abroad Program (IEE): http://us.fulbrightonline.org/home.html

Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Program: http://www2.ed.gov/programs/iegpsddrap/index.html

The Getty Grants: http://www.getty.edu/grant/

German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD): http://daad.org/?p=50410

Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation: http://www.hfg.org/df/guidelines.htm

Hebrew Free Loan Society: http://www.hfls.org/scholarships

Jacob K. Javitz Fellowships Program: http://www2.ed.gov/programs/jacobjavits/index.html

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation: http://www.jkcf.org/scholarships/graduate-scholarships/

James D. Kline Fund for International Studies Award: http://www.international.ucla.edu/funding/article.asp?parentid=17293

Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia: http://www.jewishphilly.org/page.aspx?id=124638

Lady David Fellowship Trust at the Technion University: http://ldft.huji.ac.il/upload/info/infoTech.html

Lady David Fellowship Trust at the Hebrew University: http://ldft.huji.ac.il/upload/info/infoHU.html

Leo Baeck Institute: http://www.lbi.org/about/fellowships/

Marshall Scholarships: http://www.marshallscholarship.org/

National Endowment for the Arts, Translation Grant: http://www.nea.gov/Grants/apply/LitTranslation/index.html

National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH): http://www.neh.gov/grants/guidelines/fellowships.html

National Humanities Center Fellowships: http://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/fellowships/appltoc.htm

Palestinian American Research Center: http://parc-us-pal.org/fellowship.htm

Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans: http://www.pdsoros.org/

Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarships: http://www.rotary.org/en/StudentsAndYouth/EducationalPrograms/AmbassadorialScholarships/Pages/About.aspx

SSRC/ACLA International Dissertation Field Research Fellowships: http://www.ssrc.org/fellowships/idrf-fellowship/

Social Science Research Council (SSRC), Middle East and North Africa Program: http://www.ssrc.org/programs/middle-east-and-north-africa-program/

UC Humanities Research Institute: http://www.uchri.org

Western Association of Graduate Schools (WAGS), Distinguished Master’s Thesis Award: http://www.wiche.edu/wags/award.htm

Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Fellowships: http://www.wilsoncenter.org/fellowships-grants

Yivo Institute for Jewish Research: http://www.yivoinstitute.org