Inequality and Democracy Research Fellowship
The UCLA Luskin Institute on Inequality and Democracy, in partnership with movement-based organizations, invite applications for paid research fellowships for UCLA graduate or doctoral students currently enrolled in graduate programs at the Luskin School of Public Affairs.
The Inequality and Democracy Research Fellowship will commence at the start of Summer Quarter 2021 and conclude during the Fall Quarter 2021. The research fellowship will take place over Summer Quarter 2021 (12 weeks), estimated at 200 hours total. Each fellow will receive a stipend of $5,000, with one payment made at the start of the 12 weeks and the second payment made with the submission of the drafted deliverable for the partner organization. Research fellows are expected to be in-residence in Los Angeles for the entire duration of the fellowship and “in-residence” (i.e. virtually, or in close contact via email, Zoom, etc.) at the partner organization. Applicants are welcome to apply to more than one organization. The research fellows will be supervised by Ananya Roy, Faculty Director of the UCLA Luskin Institute on Inequality and Democracy, and Justin McBride, Research Coordinator at the UCLA Luskin Institute on Inequality and Democracy.
Fellows are also expected to:
- Participate in a mandatory orientation in Summer 2021
- Participate in cohort meet-ups
- Complete and submit required deliverables in Fall 2021 to both the partner organization, as well as the Institute
- Present findings at a closing event or webinar organized by the Institute
In addition to the work that contributes directly to the research project, the research fellows will work closely with the faculty director, the research coordinator, and the research supervisor at the partner organization to ensure the success of the program.
Students are also encouraged to incorporate these research projects into their graduate student capstone and dissertation requirements. Depending on their interests and those of the partner organizations, there may be the opportunity to continue research to build out such capstone work. View projects from the previous cohort here.
Click on the titles below to learn more about each research project and direct any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please refrain from directly contacting any partner organization.
NOTE: Research with partner organizations will be conducted remotely and/or shift in accordance with directives from the State of California and the CDC.