Graduate and Predoctoral Fellowship in Ethnic Studies

The UCLA Institute of American Cultures (IAC), which houses UCLA’s four Ethnic Studies Research Centers (American Indian Studies Center, Asian American Studies Center, Bunche Center for African American Studies, Chicano Studies Research Center) offers a limited number of Graduate/Predoctoral Fellowships. 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. The Chicano Studies Research Center and the American Indian Studies Center will not be awarding a 2017-2018 Graduate/Predoctoral Fellowship.

Eligibility Requirements:
Open to UCLA 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. Restrictions apply regarding acceptance of supplemental employment and/or other awards during the fellowship year.

Applications are available October 15, 2016. Completed applications must be received by 11:59 p.m., January 12, 2017. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. Applicants will be notified in March.

TO APPLY:  Application is available online at: https://sa.ucla.edu/IAC/GraduatePreDoctoral
Applicants may apply to only one research center during a given funding year.


2014-2015 Graduate and Predoctoral Fellowship Program in Ethnic Studies (iPDF-156KB)

Applications and supplementary materials will be accepted via email as a PDF attachment or via mail to the IAC Coordinator at the Ethnic Studies Research Center most appropriate to the area of research.

Revised: 09/2014