Visiting Scholars

Josen Diaz

Visiting Research 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 2019-2020 IAC Visiting Research Scholar will receive funding for one or more quarters and may receive up to $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 or a nine-month appointment,  the funds will be prorated in accordance with the actual length of the award.  The Visiting Research Scholar must have a home institution. The Visiting Research Scholar funds will be paid through their home institution and will be expected to continue their health insurance through that source. These funds may be used to supplement sabbatical support for the total that does not exceed the candidate’s current institutional salary. 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: 

  • U.S. citizenship or permanent residency
  • PhD from an accredited college or university at the time of appointment, or in the case of the arts, an appropriate terminal degree
  • UCLA faculty, staff, and currently enrolled students are not eligible to apply


Applications are available November 1, 2018. Completed applications must be received by 11:59 pm January 10, 2019. 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.

To Apply: Application is closed. 

Preview of the application pages. 

For further information, please contact the coordinator of the appropriate UCLA Ethnic Studies Research Center