Visiting Scholar and Visiting Researcher Program in Ethnic Studies
For Further Information
Please review the frequently asked questions or contact the IAC Coordinator or one of the centers listed below.
Institute of American Cultures
2329 Murphy Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90095-7244
The Institute of American Cultures offers awards to visiting scholars/researchers 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.
Two types of awards will be offered: Visiting Scholar appointments for persons who currently hold permanent academic appointments and Visiting Researcher for newly degreed scholars. In 2013-14, IAC Visiting Scholars/Researchers will receive funding for one or more quarters, with a maximum stipend of $32,000 to $35,000 for three quarters (contingent upon rank, experience, and date of completion of their terminal degree) and will receive health benefits. 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. For Visiting Scholars, these funds can be used to supplement sabbatical support for a total that does not exceed the candidate’s current institutional salary. Visiting Scholars will be paid through their home institutions and will be expected to continue their health benefits through that source as well; Visiting Researchers will be paid directly by UCLA. Awardees may receive up to $4,000 in research support (through reimbursements of research expenses), $1,000 of which may be applied toward relocation expenses.
Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States and hold a Ph.D. from an accredited college/university (or, in the case of the arts, a terminal degree) in the appropriate field at the time of appointment. UCLA faculty, staff, and currently enrolled students are not eligible to apply.
Applications are available in December, due by February 6, 2013 and recipients are notified by mid-April.
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 2013-2014 academic year, the categories of awards actually offered will vary from Center to Center, so you are strongly encouraged to contact the Center’s IAC Coordinator first. Once you have discussed your project with the appropriate Center, please complete the application form.
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.