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Fieldwork Fellowship March 2015 (for UCLA Graduate Student)
Application Period: 2/3/2015 - 3/2/2015
The UCLA International Institute announces a series of Fieldwork Fellowships open to UCLA doctoral students in good standing whose research focuses on one or more aspects of international or regional studies.

The awards are targeted for research abroad and particularly for cases where other support is not available.

The fieldwork may be conducted either after the advancement to candidacy for the Ph.D. degree (i.e. long-term dissertation research), or before advancement to candidacy as a short-term pilot study. Candidates must, nonetheless, have completed all coursework for the Ph.D. degree. Applicants of all nationalities are eligible to apply; there are no citizenship restrictions.

Long-term awards of six months to one year each (maximum award: $15,000) and short-term pilot awards of up to three months each (maximum award: $5,000) are available. Award amounts will vary, according to the project and proposed budget, with the precise award amounts to be determined by the Fellowship Selection Committee. The Institute will not provide funding for students who receive awards from other sources for the same project.

Applicants’ dissertation or pilot study topics must have theoretical or comparative significance and may include one or more regional foci, such as Africa, Latin America, or Europe. Students in the social sciences, humanities, and professional schools are eligible to apply.
JRI Summer Research Program at PKU Application 2015 (for UCLA Graduate Student, UCLA Undergraduate Student)
Application Period: 12/1/2014 - 2/8/2015
The Peking University-UCLA Joint Research Institute (JRI) offers a ten-week program designed for UCLA students to participate in advanced research in science or engineering while gaining valuable international experience during the summer period. Each student is required to work in a research lab full-time with Peking University (PKU) faculty and graduate student mentors on projects jointly designed by their advisors at PKU and UCLA. Students also have the opportunity to take Chinese classes and go sightseeing in and around Beijing.
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The Cross-Border Connection: Immigrants, Emigrants, and their Homelands (for UCLA Graduate Student, UCLA Faculty, UCLA Undergraduate Student, Other University/ Institution/ K-12 Teacher, Basic Account/Job Applicant)
Application Period: 11/6/2014 - 3/2/2015
This five-week summer seminar is designed to focus on the explicitly cross-border aspects of international migration, looking at the relationships between emigrants, communities of emigration, and emigration states in global and historical perspective. The seminar moves beyond U.S. borders to connect with the literatures on transnationalism and diasporas, relatively new subfields characterized by great ferment and innovation. That excitement is well justified, as these newer approaches take the study of migration past the U.S.-centrism that has long prevailed, highlighting a phenomenon that recurs across immigration societies internationally and that can only be understood by attending to feedbacks occurring in the societies of emigration. Moreover, following the connections between places of immigration and places of emigration has had salutary methodological results, leading scholars to engage in multi-sited research, a challenging but highly fruitful endeavor. As cross-border connections occur wherever and whenever international migration is found, the seminar will prove equally germane to US and internationally oriented scholars while providing an unusual vehicle for cross-fertilization among scholars whose differing regional orientations typically push them apart. Since the topic itself has steadily crossed borders, starting out in anthropology, and then moving to sociology and history, and later geography and political science, the seminar should also appeal to scholars of diverse disciplinary inclinations.