University of California, Riverside

Comparative Literature and Languages



How to Apply


How to Apply

Conditions of Eligibility

  • Good academic standing in any UCR Ph.D. program
  • Demonstrated intellectual ability and achievement in graduate coursework
  • ABD status and completed Ph.D. qualifying exams

Application Materials

  • A letter of application no longer than three pages (c. 1250-1500 words) describing the dissertation research project and its relevance to the Barricelli Memorial Grant. The letter should include a discussion of the stage of writing and program for completion of the dissertation.
  • A current CV
  • Two letters of recommendation from faculty members assessing the applicant’s intellectual strengths and the appropriateness of his or her project for the grant.

Application Deadline

  • The annual call for applications varies, usually with a deadline in late fall or early winter. But for the deadline, please contact Seabrook Mendoza for this year’s date.
  • Past deadlines have been in early April, with awardees announced in early May.

Please submit an original hard copy plus an electronic copy (MS Word) by midnight on the deadline to Professor Thomas Scanlon, Department of Comparative Literature and Foreign Languages, 2401 HMNSS, Riverside, CA 92521.

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