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ORCA and IAC partnership with UC PPFP

The UCLA Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program 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 (ORCA) and the UCLA Institute of American Cultures (IAC) with the UC President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program will offer up to four (4) Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellowships 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: American Indian Studies Center, Asian American Studies Center, Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies, and Chicano Studies Research Center.

Eligibility

Qualified candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching, research or service and who will have a doctorate awarded by the start of the appointment on July 1st.

Salary

The award provides a salary starting at approximately $53,460 depending on field and experience, benefits including health insurance and paid vacation/sick leave and up to $5,000 for research-related and program expenses.

Apply

Find out more information about the UC President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program and to apply.

If you have questions, please contact: IACcoordinator@conet.ucla.edu.

Find out more information on the current ORCA-IAC UCLA Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellows.

UCLA Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellowship at Bunche

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 Center, Asian American Studies Center, Bunche Center, and Chicano Studies Research Center). 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 Tabia Shawel, Assistant Director, Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies at tshawel@bunche.ucla.edu.