The Kenneth Karmiole Endowed Research Fellowship program enables scholars and graduate students to pursue research lasting from one to three months in UCSB Library’s Special Research Collections

One annual fellowship will be awarded in the amount of $5,000 to allow a scholar to pursue research in the humanities, sciences, social sciences, visual and performing arts, and/or UCSB history.

Collections available for fellowship-supported research include rare books, journals, manuscripts, archives, printed ephemera, photographs and other audiovisual materials, maps, recordings, and other items. 

The award is funded by an endowment established by Kenneth Karmiole, an internationally-renowned antiquarian bookseller who earned his bachelor's degree in History from UCSB.  He made previous gifts to the UCSB Library for rare books and manuscripts and has owned and operated Kenneth Karmiole, Bookseller since 1976.

Contact Information

Potential applicants are welcome to inquire about specific UCSB Library Special Research Collections’ holdings or to request a consultation with a curator or public services specialist. The UCSB Library’s Special Collections inventories can also be viewed on the Online Archive of California

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