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.

Please use this form for the following research grants: 

Patrick & Lily Okura Research Grant on Asian Pacific American Mental Health

  • Award: up to $7,000 for Graduate Student; up to $10,000 for Faculty
  • Eligibility: UCLA faculty and graduate students from any discipline conducting research focused on Asian Pacific Americans and Mental Health. Faculty must be members of the UCLA Academic Senate. 

Martha Ogata Research Grant to study Domestic Violence and Abuse in Asian Pacific American Communities

  • Award:  up to $6,500 for Graduate Student; up to $10,000 for Faculty
  • Eligibility: UCLA faculty and graduate students from all disciplines across the University (including, but not limited to, social and life sciences, public health, law, medicine, media, the humanities and creative arts), using different methodologies and theoretical approaches, undertaking scholarly, policy, or artistic projects focusing on Asian Pacific American women and children who are victims of domestic violence and abuse or who are in potentially abusive situations. Faculty must be members of the UCLA Academic Senate.


RESEARCH GRANT TERMS and CONDITIONS

a. Asian American Studies Center (AASC) research grants are available only during the tenure of a Principal Investigator's formal association with UCLA.

b. Graduate student research proposals must be in support of a doctoral dissertation or master’s thesis in order to be considered.

c. All recipients, where appropriate, must comply with UCLA's Protection of Human Subjects in Research before AASC funding is available.

d. A progress or final report is required at the end of the grant term.

e. Acknowledgment of this grant support should be made in any publications resulting entirely or in part from funds provided by the UCLA Asian American Studies Center.

FUNDING

  • Funding is on a reimbursement basis only.
  • Funding is not available for conference travel, whether attending or presenting.
  • Funds for the purchase of permanent equipment will be provided only under exceptional circumstances.  Such equipment must be returned to the AASC upon completion of the project.

GRANT PERIOD

Begins July 1 through May 31 of the following year.  Grant recipients must be formally affiliated with UCLA for the duration of the grant.

NOTIFICATION OF AWARDS

Applicants will be notified by May.

APPLICATION GUIDELINES

The research grant review committee is comprised of UCLA researchers from a diverse range of disciplines. Researchers who are submitting or sponsoring a proposal are ineligible to evaluate proposals within the same cycle.

The major criteria for evaluation of proposals include:

  • qualifications of the applicant(s) and his/her potential to successfully conduct the project;
  • soundness and feasibility of the project, research design, and budget;
  • for the Okura Research Grant, the significance of the project's potential contribution to the field of Asian Pacific American mental health issues;
  • for the Ogata Research Grant, the significance of the project's potential contribution to the field of study about Asian Pacific American women and children who are victims of domestic violence and abuse or who are in potentially abusive situations;
  • potential for securing publication or other forms of disseminating the results of the project.

To be considered, applicants must submit a complete typed application, to include the following in this order:

(A)  Principal Investigator Information 

(B)  Abstract

(C)  Project description: identify quantifiable objectives and projected outcomes

(D)  Budget page and budget statement

(E)  Curriculum Vitae (CV) and any additional relevant materials

(F)  Graduate students must submit an Unofficial Academic Transcript which may be obtained online through MyUCLA or student can get at the Registrar's Office, available at 1113 Murphy Hall.

There is no charge for an unofficial transcript (as stated on http://www.registrar.ucla.edu/Student-Records/Academic-Transcript/Unofficial-Transcript)

(G)  Graduate students must obtain a Letter of Recommendation from a faculty advisor. Students should provide a copy of their grant proposal and the attached  

Faculty Advisory Agreement/Recommendation to the faculty advisor. Faculty advisors must upload the letter of recommendation.


Incomplete application files will not be reviewed.

For more information, email scp@aasc.ucla.edu, or phone (310)825-1006.

IMPORTANT:  Please make sure you have reviewed all information on the UCLA Asian American Studies Center Funding site BEFORE you apply.

Use this form for the following:

  • Scholarships Nhat H. Tran M.D. Scholarship; Angie Kwon Memorial Scholarship; Toshio & Chiyoko Hoshide Scholarship; Reiko Uyeshima & Family Scholarships; Chidori Aiso Memorial Scholarships
  • Grants John Kubota Grant in Japanese American Studies
  • Internships George and Lily Kagawa Award for Asian American and Pacific Islander Health Research Internship; George and Sakaye Aratani Community Internship; 21st Century Internship; The Yuen Fong and Lew Oy Toy Family Internship in Chinese American Studies
  • Best Paper Scholarships Hiram Wheeler Edwards Best Paper Scholarship for the Study of World War II Internment Camps & Japanese Americans; Professor Harry H.L. Kitano Best Paper Scholarship; Ben & Alice Hirano Academic Best Paper Scholarship; Tsugio & Miyoko Nakanishi Best Paper Scholarship in Asian American Literature & Culture; Rose Eng Chin & Helen Wong Eng Best Paper Scholarship; Philip Vera Cruz Best Paper Scholarship in Labor Studies and/or Pilipino American Studies; Royal Morales Best Paper Scholarship in Pilipino American Studies

Awards are provided from endowments and special funds that were established through the generosity of donors to the UCLA Asian American Studies Center. Grants, Fellowships, Scholarships, and Internships are given for community-oriented research, creative projects, campus or community service experience, and internships with specified community organizations. Awards range from $20,000 to $100, but are subject to change from year to year. For any additional questions, please contact scp@aasc.ucla.edu.

Guidelines

  • Submit this application and upload your proposal or paper.
  • You can submit only one proposal or paper for each specific Grant, Fellowship, or Internship.
  • You can submit to multiple grant, fellowships, internships or scholarships.
  • You must state the proposal or paper title for the Fellowship, Internship, or Best Paper Scholarship that it is being applied to.
  • Students can submit old papers they have written for academic coursework or newly written papers or proposals.
  • Double-space your papers, essays or proposals and use a 12-pt. standard font (e.g. Times New Roman).
  • Only complete applications will be considered for review. Application packages with incomplete information and/or copies will be disqualified.

Eligibility

  • For all Scholarships, Grants, and Internships, the applicant must be a registered continuing undergraduate student enrolled at UCLA in the upcoming academic year for Fall, Winter, Spring quarters and can include Summer if applicable.
  • Applicant can be enrolled in any departmental major program at UCLA.
  • Additional eligibility or criteria requirements for specific Scholarship, Grant, and Internship may be listed as specified by the fund purpose.
  • Applicant can be of any race or ethnicity and academic discipline for most Scholarship, Grant, and Internship.


IMPORTANT:  Please make sure you have reviewed all information on the UCLA Asian American Studies Center Funding site BEFORE you apply.

Use this form for the following:

  • Fellowships Pearl Wang Fellowship; Professor Harry H. L. Kitano Fellowship; Rose Eng Chin and Helen Wong Eng Fellowship; Tritia Toyota Graduate Fellowship; George and Sakaye Aratani Graduate Fellowship; Dr. Paul and Hisako Terasaki Fellowship
  • Internships Dr. Sanbo and Kazuko Sakaguchi Internship; George and Lily Kagawa Award for Asian American and Pacific Islander Health Research Internship; George and Sakaye Aratani Community Internship; 21st Century Internship
  • Best Paper Scholarships Wei-Lim Lee Memorial Best Paper Scholarship; Hiram Wheeler Edwards Best Paper Scholarship for the Study of World War II Internment Camps & Japanese Americans; Professor Harry H.L. Kitano Best Paper Scholarship; Ben & Alice Hirano Academic Best Paper Scholarship; Tsugio & Miyoko Nakanishi Best Paper Scholarship in Asian American Literature & Culture; Rose Eng Chin & Helen Wong Eng Best Paper Scholarship

Awards are provided from endowments and special funds that were established through the generosity of donors to the UCLA Asian American  Studies Center. Grants, Fellowships, Scholarships, and Internships are given for community-oriented research, creative projects, campus or community service experience, and internships with specified community organizations. Awards range from $20,000 to $100, but are subject to change from year to year. For any additional questions, please contact scp@aasc.ucla.edu.

Eligibility

  • For Graduate Student Fellowships, internships, and Best Paper Scholarships, the applicant must be a registered continuing graduate student enrolled at UCLA in the upcoming academic year from July to June for Fall, Winter, Spring quarters, and Summer sessions if applicable. 
  • Applicant can be enrolled in any departmental major or graduate program at UCLA.
  • Applicant can be of any race or ethnicity and academic discipline at UCLA for all grants, fellowships, scholarships, and internships.
  • Additional eligibility or criteria requirements for specific grants, fellowships, internships and scholarships may be listed.

Guidelines

  • Submit this application and upload your proposal or paper.
  • You can submit only one proposal or paper for each specific Grant, Fellowship, or Internship.
  • You can submit to multiple grants, fellowships, internships or scholarships.
  • You must state the proposal or paper title for the Fellowship, Internship, or Best Paper Scholarship that it is being applied to.
  • Students can submit old papers they have written for academic coursework or newly written papers or proposals.
  • Double-space your papers, essays or proposals and use a 12-pt. standard font (e.g. Times New Roman).
  • Only complete applications will be considered for review. Application packages with incomplete information and/or copies will be disqualified.