April 20th Deadline for IAC Research Grants in Ethnic Studies


April 20th Deadline

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

If you are doing research regarding the African Diaspora, we encourage you to apply to the Bunche Center. You do not need to receive approval from the Bunche Center to apply. If you’re unsure or have other questions, you may contact the Bunche Center’s Assistant Director, Dr. Ana-Christina Ramon at acramon@bunche.ucla.edu. You are strongly encouraged to e-mail your specific questions instead of calling and leaving a voicemail. This is the best way to quickly have your questions answered.

Link to Application Form: https://sa.ucla.edu/IAC/VisitingScholar

Please note that the entire application must be submitted online for the 2016-2017 IAC research grants.  You will be prompted to enter your UCLA Logon ID after you click on the above application link.  Please give yourself enough time before the deadline to review the online application.

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. Important Dates

July 1, 2016 Begin grant period
May 31, 2017 End grant period, all receipts for reimbursement due to appropriate Ethnic Studies Research Center Deadline for no-cost extensions, submit to IAC Coordinator for approval
July 31, 2017 Final Budget Report and Narrative deadline, submit to IAC Research Grant Coordinator: