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UCLA Institute of American Cultures

The UCLA Institute of American Cultures (IAC) offers a limited number of graduate/predoctoral fellowships. We encourage applications that advance our understanding of new social and cultural realities driven by the dramatic population shifts of recent decades, including greater heterogeneity within ethnic groups and increased interethnic contact. Fellowships are awarded to current UCLA graduate students and predoctoral candidates with demonstrated interest in ethnic studies to aid in the completion of a thesis or dissertation. Terms of awarded fellowships may range from 1 to 3 quarters and cover in-state tuition and fees plus a stipend of $6,000–$7,400 per quarter. The acceptance of a fellowship includes a commitment to contributing to the activities of the sponsoring Ethnic Studies Research Center.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Open to current UCLA graduate students and predoctoral candidates
  • Demonstrated interest in African American, American Indian, Asian American, and/or Chicana/o Studies
  • Fellowship in African American studies 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.

Deadline: Applications site will open on October 15, 2023. Completed applications must be received by 11:59 pm (PST), January 18, 2024. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. Applicants will be notified in March.

Applicants may apply to only one research center during a given funding year.

To Apply:

Preview of the application pages.

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