Postdoctoral Fellowships

The UCLA Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellowship provides an additional opportunity to engage in the UC President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program (UC PPFP) for a candidate who intends to spend their fellowship year(s) at UCLA. Application is through the UC PPFP, and candidates will be considered for funding from both programs. The deadline to apply is November 1, 2020.

The UCLA Office of Research and Creative Activities and the UCLA Institute of American Cultures (IAC) with the UC President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program will offer up to four (4) Chancellor’s Postdocs at UCLA (with a possibility of renewal for a second year). These fellows will form a cohort and be affiliated with the IAC’s organized research units: the American Indian Studies Center, the Asian American Studies Center, the Bunche Center for African American Studies, and the Chicano Studies Research Center. 

For questions, please contact: iaccoordinator@conet.ucla.edu

 

Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies

UCLA Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellows Program 

Research Focus on Black Life and the Black Experience 


UCLA outlined several initiatives through the Rising to the Challenge BruinPost issued by Chancellor Block and EVC/Provost Carter on June 30, 2020. As a part of these initiatives, the Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies will administer the selection of five UCLA Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellows, whose research focuses on Black life and the Black experience.  UCLA Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellows will be appointed broadly across departments and campus units and will work directly with their prospective UCLA faculty mentor. We are excited to move forward with developing the first round of this transformative 5-Year UCLA Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellows initiative (2020-2021 to 2024-2025).  

The Bunche Center for African American Studies, founded in 1969, was established as an Organized Research Unit (ORU) of the University of California, with the mission to develop and strengthen the study of African American and Black life through five primary organizational branches: research, academic programs, library and media center, special projects, and publications. The Bunche Center is housed within the IAC (Institute of American Cultures), also established in 1969 to increase understanding of the emerging social and cultural realities in America through innovative research, events, fellowships, scholarship, grants, civic engagement and faculty hiring initiatives that support the mission of the four ethnic studies centers on campus (American Indian Studies, Asian American Studies, Bunche Center, and Chicano Studies). Thus, the Bunche Center’s role in the “Rising to the Challenge” initiative continues UCLA’s commitment to the study of Black life and racial equity.

Applicants must apply through the UC President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program (UC PPFP) webpage. Candidates will be considered for funding from both programs. 

 

The deadline to apply is November 1, 2020. For more information, visit the PPFP webpage: https://ppfp.ucop.edu/info/how-to-apply/index.html   

If you have any questions, please contact Lorrie Frasure, Acting Director, Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies at lfrasure@bunche.ucla.edu.