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UCLA Institute of American Cultures

The UCLA Institute of American Cultures (IAC) invites applications for support of research on African Americans, American Indians, Asian Americans, and Chicanas/os for 2022–2023. The Institute also invites proposals on interethnic relations that will increase collaboration between the Centers and/or between the Centers and other campus units.

Update*: IAC Research Grants will not be awarded from the Bunche Center for 2022-23. However, the Bunche Center will still consider research proposals that are eligible for the Shirley Hune Inter-Ethnic/ Inter-Racial Studies Award.


  • UCLA faculty, lectures SOE, staff, graduate students, and IAC visiting scholars.
  • Reimbursement basis only.
  • Funds for purchase of permanent equipment provided only under exceptional circumstances.
  • Conference travel, whether for presenting or attending, is not reimbursable.
  • Grant Period: July 1, 2022 through May 31, 2023. Applications available October 15, 2021 and must be received by 11:59 pm (PST), March 1, 2022. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. Applicants will be notified in May.
  • Prior to submission of the application, applicants should briefly discuss their proposal with the Coordinator of the appropriate Center, or in the case of interethnic proposals, with each applicable Center.
  • All grant recipients, where appropriate, must comply with UCLA’s Protection of Human Subjects in Research before receiving funding.
  • If you have been awarded this grant for the last two academic years (2020–21 and 2021–22), you are not eligible to apply for a 2022–23 grant.

To Apply: Application available online at:

Preview of the application pages.

For further information, visit FAQ, policies of allowable and not allowable items during COVID-19, or contact the coordinator of the appropriate UCLA Ethnic Studies Research Center.

FAQs and policies regarding allowable and not allowable items during COVID-19 can be viewed as one document.