Research Grants

The UCLA Institute of American Cultures (IAC) invites applications for support of research in African American Studies, American Indian Studies, Asian American Studies, and Chicana/o Studies for 2024–2025. The Institute also invites proposals on interethnic relations that will increase collaboration between the Centers and/or between the Centers and other campus units.

Eligibility requirements:

  • UCLA faculty, lecturers 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, 2024 through May 31, 2025. Applications are available October 15, 2023 and must be received by 11:59 pm (PST), March 1, 2024. 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 (2022–23 and 2023–24), you are not eligible to apply for a 2024–25 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.