Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fellowship (E)

Fellowship details

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Citizenship Requirements
U.S. Citizen


The will of Dolores Zohrab Liebmann created a perpetual charitable trust for the purpose of funding advanced education and graduate study grants, which must be carried out entirely in the United States.  Mrs. Liebmann’s primary concern was to attract and support students with outstanding character and ability who hold promise for achievement and distinction in their chosen field of study.  The trustees welcome applications from students of all national origins who are United States citizens.  UCI may nominate three candidates for consideration. 

Award Information

The amount of each fellowship will cover the cost of tuition (no fees) and a stipend of $18,000. 

Important Dates

Call for Applications: November 28, 2023Application Deadline:  December 21, 2023

Eligibility Criteria

  • The program of study being pursued by the candidate may include any recognized field of study in the humanities, social sciences, or natural sciences (including law, medicine, engineering, architecture or other formal professional training). The selection committee has a strong preference for supporting scholarly endeavors.
  • Candidate must be enrolled in and pursuing a graduate degree.
  • Applicants must have an outstanding undergraduate and graduate record.
  • Applicants must demonstrate financial need.
  • Applicants must be United States citizens.

Nomination Process

  • 2024-25 Application Checklist
    • A completed and signed 2024-25 Application
    • One copy of your personal vitae or resume.
    • Certified copies of all undergraduate and graduate transcripts to date
    • Copy of graduate exam test scores (if applicable).
    • A Statement of Purpose up to three pages long (double spaced) which considers the relationship between your graduate level study and your intended personal and/or professional goals. Your Statement of Purpose must include a 10-15 line abstract at the top (included in the three pages) that explains, in LAYMAN’S terms, the essence of your proposed topic of study or dissertation, the methodology of its treatment and its anticipated impact on your field of study.
    • Letter of Recommendation from Dean of Graduate School or Department Chair. (OPTIONAL)
    • Letters of Recommendation from at least two professors who have taught or worked closely with you. (REQUIRED)
    • Copy of your Free Application for Federal Student Aid. (FASFA)
    • Financial Aid information from the University or other applicable source.
    • Copies of Federal Income Tax Returns for the prior two years (including spouse’s returns, if applicable). Only submit Tax Return Form – DO NOT send schedules, etc.

Submit complete materials to Turner Dahl ( by December 21, 2023.

Note: Candidates whose applications are selected for submission to the trustees for consideration will be required to submit one copy of their Federal Income Tax Return for the prior two years (including spouse’s returns, if applicable).  This is not required for internal review.


Questions should be directed to Turner Dahl at

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