Under the leadership of Dr. Walter Allen, the Bunche Fellows Program (BFP) funds undergraduate and graduate students as well as postdoctoral scholars to study the conditions of Black life. Our undergraduate and graduate fellows work on faculty-led research projects while our postdoctoral fellows are appointed for two-year fellowships in collaboration with the UC President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program.
- Minimum 3.0 GPA
- Passion for African American Studies
- Desire to strengthen skills in research methodology
All majors are welcome, however, priority is given to African American Studies majors and minors. Recruitment for the fellowship begins in January of each calendar year.
Recipients of the fellowship are matched with a Faculty Mentor and required to take a research course each quarter of their fellowship year (fall through summer) with BFP Faculty Director, Dr. Walter Allen.
“The Bunche Fellows Program is an outstanding opportunity that will have transformational impact for UCLA and California.”
“The Bunche Fellows program allowed me to gain first hand research experience that I previously did not have access to. More importantly it provided me insight and guidance towards eventually going to graduate school.”