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The George T. and Margaret W. Romani Fellowships
Thanks to the generosity of George T. and Margaret W. Romani, a fellowship is available from CMRS to help support graduate students at UCLA. One or two CMRS Romani Fellowships of $20,000 are awarded each year. Funding for student fees, tuition, and other expenses must be provided by the recipient’s academic department or other sources.
To be considered for the award, students must be nominated by their academic departments. Nominees must express a commitment to pursuing studies in some aspect of the Middle Ages or Renaissance, and must be studying under the mentorship of a faculty member who is an active member of CMRS. Nominations are accepted for students in three categories: graduate students newly admitted to UCLA; continuing UCLA graduate students; and graduate students from other universities who have been invited to study at UCLA for a full academic year. Departments may nominate up to two students a year. Students selected to receive the Romani Fellowship may not hold another major fellowship (i.e., an award greater than $5,000) simultaneously.
Students wishing to be considered for a 2013-14 CMRS Romani Fellowship should discuss it with their faculty advisor or the chairperson of their academic department. Nominations will be called for early in Winter Quarter 2013.
The department Chair should submit a Letter of Nomination. Departments may submit up to two nominees a year. The letter should include:
In addition to the letter of nomination from the Department Chair, the student or the department (on behalf of the student) must submit:
Due February 15, 2013—send or email the nomination letter and materials to:
Professor Massimo Ciavolella, Director, Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 302 Royce Hall, Mailcode 148503
CMRS Romani Fellows for 2012-13
Lindsay Johnson (Musicology) at left, and Sara Torres (English) at right, have been awarded CMRS Romani Fellowships for the 2012-13 academic year.
Ms. Johnson’s dissertation focuses on performed embodiment in early seventeenth-century musical compositions written for semi-private convent devotions by North Italian nuns. Ms. Torres’ dissertation focuses on genealogical narratives from fifteenth-century England, Castile, and Portugal that commemorate the House of Lancaster’s dynastic ties to Iberia.