2012-2013 IAC Visiting Scholar/Researcher Program in Ethnic Studies

The UCLA Institute of American Cultures (IAC), in cooperation with UCLA’s four Ethnic Studies Research Centers (American Indian Studies Center, Asian American Studies Center, Bunche Center for African American Studies, Chicano Studies Research Center) offers fellowships to visiting scholars and researchers 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.  IAC Visiting Scholars/Researchers will receive up to a 9-month academic-year stipend of $32,000 to $35,000 (contingent upon rank, experience, and date of completion of their terminal degree) and will receive health benefits. For Visiting Scholars, these funds can be used to supplement sabbatical support for a total that does not exceed the candidate’s current institutional salary. Visiting Scholars will be paid through their home institutions and will be expected to continue their health benefits through that source as well; Visiting Researchers will be paid directly by UCLA. All awardees can receive up to $4,000 in research support (through reimbursements of research expenses), $1,000 of which may be applied toward relocation expenses. In the event that an award is for less than the 9-month appointment, the stipend will be prorated in accordance with the actual length of the award.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: Visiting Scholar appointments are for persons who currently hold permanent academic appointments and Visiting Researcher are for newly degreed scholars. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and hold a Ph.D. from an accredited college or university at the time of appointment. UCLA faculty, staff, and currently enrolled students are not eligible to apply. Completed applications are due by February 1, 2012. Recipients will be notified in early April. NOTE: Offer of Fellowship is contingent upon funding availability.

For further information and applications, please contact the IAC coordinator of the appropriate UCLA Ethnic Studies Research Center and visit our website at http://www.gdnet.ucla.edu/iacweb/iachome.htm.

Bunche Center for African American Studies                  American Indian Studies Center
ATTN: IAC Coordinator                                                        ATTN:  IAC Coordinator
160 Haines Hall                                                                   3220 Campbell Hall
Box 951545                                                                         Box 951548
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1545                                              Los Angeles, CA 90095-1548
(310) 825-7403                                                                   (310) 825-7315
Asian American Studies Center                                         Chicano Studies Research Center
ATTN: IAC Coordinator                                                         ATTN:  IAC Coordinator
3230 Campbell Hall                                                             193 Haines Hall
Box 951546                                                                         Box 951544
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1546                                              Los Angeles, CA 90095-1544
(310) 825-2974                                                                   (310) 825-2363 

For General Information:
Institute of American Cultures
2329 Murphy Hall
Box 957244
Los Angeles, CA 90095-7244
Telephone number: 310.825.6815

Deadline for application and supporting documents is February 1, 2012

Please note the UCLA AISC is not offering Graduate and Predoctoral Fellowship Program in Ethnic Studies this year 2012-13.