***Please note that the Kerr Family Fellowship Application for AY18-19 is currently closed.***
Please provide a separate essay not to exceed two double-spaced typed pages (500 words). The first paragraph of the essay should clearly indicate your eligibility for the fellowship by identifying your birthplace and citizenship in a country of the Greater Middle East, describing your educational background at institutions in the Greater Middle East and those aspects of your financial circumstances relevant to making a determination of financial need. The remaining paragraph(s) of the essay should discuss the field of study in the humanities or social sciences to which you are applying, your reasons for selecting that field, your background in prior relevant studies and your intended research topic. Please also address your ultimate professional or career goals and the ways in which you expect your studies at UCLA to contribute towards those aspirations.