eScholarship and undergraduate research

eScholarship will extend its robust repository and publishing services platform to include UC undergraduate work, effective immediately. The CDL and UC Libraries recognize the clear and pressing need for the establishment of a service for the dissemination of substantial undergraduate research and publications, which are an increasingly prevalent outcome of the undergraduate education at the University of California. eScholarship already serves the repository and open access publishing needs of UC faculty and graduate students by providing access to nearly 40,000 research publications and 37 UC-affiliated open access journals representing over 275 academic units. Our undergraduate research services will include support for faculty-sponsored undergraduate journals, capstone projects, prizewinning papers, etc. We look forward to working with the campuses to spread the word about this new service. For any inquiries or questions, please contact Catherine Mitchell, Director of Publishing Services, California Digital Library (

Originally posted on the Scholarly Communication News at Berkeley blog.

The Magnes Fellowship in Jewish Studies

Application Deadline: March 1st

The Magnes Fellowship in Jewish Studies was established to support for one academic year graduate students at the University of California, Berkeley, whose research would benefit from the use of source materials in the Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, The Bancroft Library.

Recipients of the Fellowship, designated as Magnes Fellows, shall be graduate students enrolled at the University of California, Berkeley, who demonstrate high academic distinction. Students must be beyond the first year of graduate study.The amount of the award will cover fees and stipend for the graduate student for a year.

Applicant’s statement of purpose must describe how the research project will make use of the Magnes Collection. Selection committee, appointed by the Director of The Bancroft Library and including Jewish Studies Program faculty, will determine the recipient based on: statement of purpose, transcripts of undergraduate and graduate coursework, and three letters of recommendation from instructors.