UCLA Bunche Center for African American Studies Summer Humanities Institute


Please consult the program website to confirm details, including applicable deadlines.

Program Purpose: 
The Summer Humanities Institute is sponsored by the Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies at UCLA. It is designed to enhance the competencies of students who plan to pursue an MA or Ph.D. in the humanities or humanistic social sciences (anthropology, art history, cultural/critical studies, ethnomusicology, history, literature, political science, sociology).
Program Description: 
This 8-week preparatory program provides participating students with access to preeminent faculty affiliated with the Bunche Center. Participants are paired with a mentor who provides guidance and direction on a student-selected research project. The program is designed around five core activities: seminars on new humanistic scholarship, writing and presenting an in-depth research paper, skills-building workshops to enhance preparatory competencies, faculty mentoring and guidance for student-conducted research, and cultural enrichment activities.
Program Benefits: 
The program provides a stipend for transportation, on-campus housing, and meals.
Applicant Profile: 
Applicant should have a clear research focus on an aspect of the African American experience. Students should plan to pursue a graduate degree in the humanities or humanistic social sciences. Areas NOT eligible are: law, psychology, science, math, economics. Historically underrepresented students are strongly encouraged to apply.
A research proposal and writing sample are required for this program.
U.S. cizens or permanent residents.
Program Deadline: 
Usually in January.
How To Apply: 
Students or alumni, as applicable, may apply directly to this program. Applicants are encouraged, however, to work with SF State's fellowship advisor well in advance of the program deadline to perfect their application essays and other materials.