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

As part of the UCLA Hispanic Serving Institution (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 through the Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program (CPFP) 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.

Meet the UCLA Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellows conducting research concerning Latinx issues.

IAC Predoctoral and Visiting Research Scholar Programs 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 IAC fellowships is available at the IAC homepage.

More information and the application 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.


Latinx Studies Seed (LSS) Grants Program

As part of the HSI Infrastructure Initiative, the CSRC in collaboration with the Office of Research and Creative Activities (ORCA) is administering $250,000 in seed funding (up to $30,000 per award) to help launch and support research projects on and/or involving Latinx populations in the US. 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. The Latinx Studies Seed (LSS) Grants Program is designed to help launch 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. Projects that incorporate research training opportunities for first generation and underrepresented students are highly encouraged and will be prioritized.  This funding competition is open to scholars of any discipline.  For more information, visit the ORCA LSS Program page.

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.