Institute of American Cultures
a collaborative initiative focused on supporting ethnic studies scholarship at UCLA. The IAC has been a tremendous source of funding for graduate students. Psychology Department doctoral studies have met with great success in being awarded research grants and fellowships to support their diversity focused work.
Center for the Study of Women
An internationally recognized center focused on fostering research research on women, gender, and sexuality. The Center draws on the expertise of over 245 faculty across 34 departments and 10 professional schools at UCLA. The Center administers research grants for faculty and students, and organizes research projects, conferences, seminars, and public lectures.
Center for Culture and Health
Home to a multidisciplinary faculty mentoring graduate students from across disciplines in the study of social, structural, psychological, and cultural influences on mental and physical health.
FPR-UCLA Center for Culture Brain and Development
Supports interdisciplinary training and innovative research at the intersection of culture, social relations, and brain development. Participating faculty and student fellows come from Psychology, Anthropology, Applied Linguistics, Education and Neuroscience. CBD offers pre- and post-doctoral fellowship support as well as student and faculty research grants. Applicants should have research interests in at least two of the three core areas (culture, brain, development).
LGBT Studies at UCLA
Supports teaching and research on the historical and contemporary experiences of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, and transgendered people.
UCLA Center for Research, Education, Training, and Strategic Communication on Minority Health Disparities
The Center’s agenda is work toward the elimination of racial/ethnic disparities in health through research, education and training, and communication and dissemination. The Center offers undergraduate and graduate research support, methodological training, and opportunities for partnering with underserved communities.
Ethnic Studies Centers
UCLA is a national leader in ethnic studies with four major research centers each home to a renowned interdisciplinary faculty focused on teaching, research, and service to promote an understanding of racialized peoples in the United States and globally.
- Asian-American Studies Center
- Chicano Studies Research Center
- Ralph Bunche Center for African American Studies
- American Indian Studies Center
Diversity at UCLA
The Chancellor’s Diversity Website: a portal to diversity resources and news from around our campus.
Critical Race Studies Program
The mission of the Critical Race Studies Program is to think new ideas, teach future scholars and leaders, and transform racial justice advocacy. The CRS program has emerged as the leading center for racial justice scholarship and practice in American academia.
Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity and Politics
The aim of the center is to explore the way in which race, and ethnicity are important parts of modern societies. The center seeks to examine race, and ethnicity at the local level, at the international level, and comparatively.