Institute of American Cultures 2015-2016 Research Grant Program in Ethnic Studies


Current UCLA students with a demonstrated interest in ethnic studies are eligible to apply for graduate/predoctoral fellowships to aid in completion of a thesis or dissertation. We especially encourage applications that advance our understanding of new social and cultural realities occasioned by the dramatic population shifts of recent decades, including greater heterogeneity within ethnic groups and increased interethnic contact. Fellowships will be awarded on a competitive basis to current UCLA graduate students and predoctoral candidates with demonstrated interest in the field of ethnic studies to aid in the completion of a thesis or dissertation. The terms of awarded fellowships may range from 1 to 3 quarters, and will cover in-state tuition and fees plus a maximum stipend of $6,000 per quarter.The acceptance of a fellowship carries with it the commitment to make a contribution to the activities of the sponsoring Ethnic Studies Research Center.

Awards are for one academic year.

Unfortunately, the Chicano Studies Research Center and the American Indian Studies Center will not be awarding a 2015-2016 Graduate/Predoctoral Fellowship due to budget constraints.

Open to students with a demonstrated interest in African American, American Indian, Asian American, or Chicana/o studies. Application for the fellowship in African American Studies is open only to doctoral students who will have advanced to candidacy by the beginning of the fellowship year. Applicants may apply to only one research center during a given funding cycle.

Applications are available October 15, 2014 and must be received by 11:59 p.m., February 9, 2015. Applicants will be notified in April.

Application Form
The first step in applying for IAC research support in ethnic studies is to contact the Ethnic Studies Research Center to which you are interested in applying. Due to budget constraints for the 2015-2016 academic year, Centers will vary with respect to the types of fellowships they will offer, so you are strongly encouraged to contact the Center’s IAC Coordinator first. Once you have discussed your project with the Center’s IAC Coordinator, please complete the application form.

Link to Application Form:

For further information and applications, please contact the IAC coordinator of the appropriate UCLA Ethnic Studies Research Center and visit our website at

Bunche Center for African American Studies
ATTN: IAC Coordinator
160 Haines Hall, Box 951545
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1545
(310) 825-7403

American Indian Studies Center
ATTN: IAC Coordinator
3220 Campbell Hall, Box 951548
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1548
(310) 825-7315

Asian American Studies Center
ATTN: IAC Coordinator
3230 Campbell Hall, Box 951546
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1546
(310) 825-2974

Chicano Research Studies Center
ATTN: IAC Coordinator
193 Haines Hall, Box 951544
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1544
(310) 825-2363

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