For fifty years, the UCLA Asian American Studies Center has been at the forefront of educating the American public about the intellectual, cultural, and political diversity of the Asian American and Pacific Islander experience.

Use the links below to apply to open opportunities.

The George and Sakaye Aratani "Community Advancement  Research Endowment," or Aratani C.A.R.E., awards are designed to promote projects that will benefit and advance Japanese American communities.  Projects that strengthen the ties between UCLA faculty, students, and  staff and the Japanese American community will receive particular  consideration. Non-profit organizations and qualified individuals are  invited to apply for awards that average between, but which are not  limited to, $1000 to $5000.

Please note our stipulation that all recipients MUST list and acknowledge UCLA's Asian American Studies Center and the  Aratani C.A.R.E. Award as Sponsors or Co-Sponsors in all Public  Relations, program announcements and programs, so that the spirit of the  intent of Mr. and Mrs. Aratani be honored and preserved.

Applications are accepted starting October 03, 2022. The deadline for the year of 2023 Aratani C.A.R.E. awards is December 09, 2022. Award recipients will be announced in January 2023. Projects should be completed within a year or less.

Please review the Guidelines, Funding Information and Restrictions, and FAQs sections before applying.  Applications must be submitted through this online application website.  No physical mail or email applications will  be accepted.