LSS Grant Recipients Announced

The CSRC in collaboration with the Office of Research and Creative Activities (ORCA) is pleased to announce the first cohort of recipients of the Latinx Studies Seed (LSS) Grants Program. LSS Grants are designed to help launch and support research projects related to topics relevant to Latinx populations in the United States, including (but not limited to) comparative studies that attend to forces that shape the experiences of Latinx groups (including those of Mexican, Central American, Caribbean, and South American origin) and other historically marginalized populations. As such, proposals funded by this grant program may also have implications for Black, Indigenous, Asian American, Pacific Islander, immigrant, and refugee communities.

The goal of the LSS Grants is to facilitate investigators’ preparedness for attaining extramural funding.  As a multi-year commitment, LSS Grants are a part of the HSI Infrastructure Initiative announced by Chancellor Block and EVCP Carter in Sept 2021. Successful LSS projects are expected to advance the goals of the HSI Initiative by enhancing UCLA’s commitment to supporting scholarship with implications for diverse Latinx communities.

Nine projects received funding for 2022-23.  Abstracts can be found on the ORCA website: