The 2019 residency takes place during the winter quarter from January 7 – March 31, but Residents may extend their appointment through the spring quarter which ends June 30. Each Resident receives a part-time UCLA appointment, a $7,500 stipend, and may receive up to $2,500 in research support through expense reimbursement (e.g., to host workshops with UCLA students and community residents, to hire a UCLA research assistant, etc.). In addition, the Residents receive office space at the Luskin School of Public Affairs, paid parking and campus access to UCLA Library research facilities. This residency does not include benefits. Two fellows for the UCLA Activist-in-Residence program are selected: one for the UCLA Asian American Studies Center and one for the Institute on Inequality and Democracy. Interested individuals may apply for only one of the following fellowships:
• The Institute on Inequality and Democracy: This fellowship is funded by the James Irvine Foundation established to bring scholar-activists to the Institute who will undertake social movement research and pedagogy directly concerned with equity at the urban scale—preferably in one or more of the following themes: Housing Justice in Unequal Cities; Debt and Predatory Financialization; Policing and Incarceration; and Decolonizing the University. The fellowship requires activist fellow to have student engagement through workshops, class visits, public events, and/or community meetings or field research.
• The UCLA Asian American Studies Center: This fellowship is made possible through the Yuji Ichioka and Emma Gee Endowment in Social Justice and Immigration Studies. The fellow will focus on addressing social inequality in Asian American and Pacific Islander communities by participating in a variety of events, such as presentations, class visits, workshops, panels, activist projects, video projects, and Center meetings.
The UCLA Activist-in-Residence program is designed for people who are at least mid-career and who have demonstrated leadership in nonprofit and community-serving organizations.
Interested applicants must:
• Be 18 years or older.
• Live and work in the Los Angeles region.
• Be available part-time during the residency period (January 7 – June 30, 2019).
• Currently work full-time or have recently held a senior leadership position at a community organization or government agency that works with underserved low-income, immigrant, and/or communities of color.
• Be committed to working for social justice.
• Be committed to building a cross-disciplinary network of leaders and scholars.
• Present a clearly articulated statement about what the Resident hopes to gain from the fellowship and what issues s/he plans to explore. For example, how resources would be used for reflection and renewal, in addition to working on and addressing a complex challenge in her/his field.
• Be able to converse in English and/or provide a translator for all group meetings.
• Not be a current university student or employee.
Applications are now closed. Please check back in the fall for information about the 2020 residency.