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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.

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