News: UCLA Institute of American Cultures Graduate & Predoctoral Fellowship Application

February 2, 2015 - 1:30pm

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. 

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 4, 2015.  Applicants will be notified in April.

The deadline for the 2015-16 application has been extended to 11:59 pm February 9, 2015.

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.