Fellowships and Grants

The CSRC offers fellowships and grants to students and faculty in order to foster learning and scholarship pertaining to the Chicano-Latino community.

UCLA Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellowships at the CSRC

As part of the UCLA HSI Infrastructure Initiative, the Chicano Studies Research Center will administer the selection of twenty UCLA Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellows (five fellows per year over four years, with first cohort reviewed during 2021-22 to start in 2022-23). These positions will be funded through the Office of the Chancellor and Executive Vice Chancellor/Provost, and each fellowship may be renewable for an additional year (2023-24 for the first cohort). The purpose of the fellowship program is to advance excellence through a commitment to diversity and scholarly research that addresses Latinx life and the Latinx experience. Applicants must obtain the sponsorship of a tenured UCLA faculty member who is willing to serve as a primary mentor.  UCLA Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellows will be eligible for all of the President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program professional development and hiring incentive programs. Fellowships are open to postdoctoral scholars in the humanities, social sciences, and STEM fields. The application review process will be done in partnership with UC President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program (PPFP). Please follow the application directions and deadlines on the PPFP website.

IAC Visiting Research Scholar Program in Ethnic Studies

As one of the members of the Institute of American Cultures (IAC), the CSRC participates in the annual cooperative IAC research grant and fellowship program. The IAC is responsible for strengthening and coordinating interdisciplinary research and instruction in ethnic studies with special attention to the four UCLA ethnic studies research centers, including the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center. Detailed information on the IAC Grants Program and Fellowship support is available at the IAC homepage.

IAC Visiting Research Scholars receive up to a 9-month academic-year award of up to $35,000. Visiting scholars will be paid through their home institution and will be expected to continue their health benefits through that source as well. Awardees may also receive up to $4,000 in research support (through reimbursements of research expenses). In the event that an award is for less than the 9-month appointment, the funding will be prorated in accordance with the actual length of the award. UCLA faculty are ineligible.

More information and the application are available here.

IAC Research Grant Program for UCLA Faculty and Graduate Students

The Research Grant Program is on a reimbursement basis only and is exclusively for UCLA faculty, students, and staff. IAC visiting researchers and scholars may also receive grant funds. 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.

As a supplement to the IAC grant program, the Chicano Studies Research Center is able to offer two student research awards of $2,500 from the Tamar Diana Wilson Fund. These awards are used to conduct original research projects in the United States, Mexico and Central America on urban poverty and poverty alleviation as they apply to Latinos and Mexican and Central American indigenous populations.

More information and application forms are available here.

IUPLR/UIC Mellon Dissertation Fellowship Program

The CSRC is one of six designated research centers that participates in the IUPLR/UIC Mellon Fellowship Program. The program supports doctoral students in the humanities who are writing dissertations in Latina/o studies. Doctoral students in the social sciences whose research uses humanities methods may also be considered. The fellowship facilitates completion of the dissertation and provides professional development, writing support, and mentoring from faculty members in Latino Studies. The fellowship includes a $25,000 stipend, participation in an intensive summer institute in Chicago, and professionalization and writing workshops and programs.

More information is available here.

Getty Marrow Multicultural Undergraduate Internship Program

Each year, the CSRC seeks to fund summer internships through the Getty Foundation's Multicultural Undergraduate Internship (MUI) Program. The goal of the MUI Program is to increase the participation of African Americans, Asians, Latinos, Native Americans, and Pacific Islanders in professions related to museums and the visual arts. Responsibilities of Getty student interns in the past have included working on CSRC archival collections, upcoming exhibitions, and assisting with CSRC Press publications.