Visiting Scholar Fellowship Program in Ethnic Studies

The Institute of American Cultures offers in-residence appointments to support research on African Americans, American Indians, Asian Americans, and Chicanas/os. 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.

The 2017-2018 IAC Visiting Scholars will receive funding for one or more quarters, with an approximate stipend of $35,000 for three quarters (contingent upon rank, experience, and date of completion of their terminal degree). In the event that an award is for less than three quarters the stipend will be prorated in accordance with the actual length of the award. Visiting Scholars who have a home institution, these funds can be used to supplement sabbatical support for the total that does not exceed the candidate’s current institutional salary. These Visiting Scholars will be paid through their home institution and will be expected to continue their health benefits through that source. Visiting Scholars who do not have a home institution will receive a stipend for living expenses and may be eligible for health benefits. In the event that an award is for less than the 9-month appointment, the stipend will be prorated in accordance with the actual length of the award. Awardees may receive up to $4,000 in research support. The Bunche Center for African American Studies will not have a Visiting Scholar this academic year.

Eligibility Requirements:

Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States and hold a Ph.D. from an accredited college or university (or, in the case of the arts, an appropriate terminal degree) in a relevant field at the time of appointment. UCLA faculty, staff, and currently enrolled students are not eligible to apply.

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

In the Upload Documents section of the application, please upload a blank document instead of a Course Description as this requirement is being waived.

Application is available online at:  https://sa.ucla.edu/IAC/VisitingScholar
For further information, please contact the coordinator of the appropriate UCLA Ethnic Studies Research Center.