Fellowships & Grants Overview

The IAC has made funds available annually through its visiting scholar and fellowship programs and its research grants. These awards have resulted in the publication of hundreds of books, monographs, and articles as well as the completion of many dissertations, master’s theses, and MFA film projects.  They have contributed significantly to the fund of new knowledge about America’s underrepresented populations.

IAC visiting researcher/scholar and graduate/predoctoral fellowships are competitive awards that support scholarship on African Americans, American Indians, Asian Americans, and Chicanas/os. The acceptance of a fellowship carries with it a commitment to contribute to the research activities of the sponsoring ethnic studies research center and, in some cases, to teach a 10-week seminar based on the fellow's research.

Visiting Researcher/Scholar Program in Ethnic Studies
The IAC, in cooperation with UCLA's four Ethnic Studies Research Centers, offers visiting reseracher and scholar awards. Eligibility requirements: Individuals must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and hold a PhD from an accredited college or university at the time of appointment. UCLA faculty, staff, and currently enrolled students are not eligible to apply.

Graduate and Predoctoral Fellowship Program in Ethnic Studies
Available to current UCLA students, with demonstrated interest in ethnic studies, to aid in the completion of a thesis or dissertation. Applicants for the fellowship in African American Studies must be advanced to candidacy by the beginning of the fellowship year.

Research Grant Program in Ethnic Studies
Available to current UCLA faculty, staff, and graduate students. Funding available on a reimbursement basis only.