Institute of American Cultures 2016-2017 Research Grant Program in Ethnic Studies

The Institute of American Cultures invites applications for support of research on African Americans, American Indians, Asian Americans, and Chicanas/os for 2016-2017. The Institute also invites proposals on interethnic relations that will increase collaboration between the Centers and/or between the Centers and other campus units.

The Research Grant Program is on a reimbursement basis only. Ordinarily, faculty projects will be funded for no more than $10,000 and graduate student projects for no more than $7,000. Funds for the purchase of permanent equipment will be provided only under exceptional circumstances. Conference travel, whether the applicant is presenting or attending, is ineligible.

UCLA faculty, staff, graduate students, and IAC Visiting Scholars/Researchers.

Applications are available November 16, 2015 and must be received by 11:59 p.m., April 20, 2016. Awards will be announced in mid-May.

Application Form
The first step in applying for IAC research support in ethnic studies is to contact the Ethnic Studies Research Center to which you are interested in applying. The categories of awards actually offered will vary from Center to Center, so you are strongly encouraged to contact the Center’s IAC Research Grant Coordinator first. Once you have discussed your project with the appropriate Center, please complete the application form.

Grant Period
July 1, 2016 through May 31, 2017.

Grant recipients using human subjects will be required to submit her or his research proposal or exemption materials to the UCLA Institutional Review Board for approval. For those doing research on human subjects, funds will be available to grant recipients after completion of training and certification in the Protection of Human Research Subjects.

Link to Application Form:

For further information and applications, please contact the IAC coordinator of the appropriate UCLA Ethnic Studies Research Center and visit our website at

Bunche Center for African American Studies
ATTN: IAC Coordinator
160 Haines Hall, Box 951545
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1545
(310) 825-7403

American Indian Studies Center
ATTN: IAC Coordinator
3220 Campbell Hall, Box 951548
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1548
(310) 825-7315

Asian American Studies Center
ATTN: IAC Coordinator
3230 Campbell Hall, Box 951546
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1546
(310) 825-2974

Chicano Research Studies Center
ATTN: IAC Coordinator
193 Haines Hall, Box 951544
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1544
(310) 825-2363

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