Aratani CARE

UCLA Asian American Studies Center
Attn.: Aratani CARE Grant
3230 Campbell Hall
Box 951546
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1546



Please ensure that you have all the documentation and information before you start your online application process. ALL requested documentation and information must be submitted during the online application process. Only complete applications submitted online will be considered. No partial submissions or late applications will be accepted.

The application process will consist of two parts. The first part will require you to prepare all documentation BEFORE applying online. All the required files/documents must be ready for upload at time of online application. The second part will be the online application process (through this website). You must apply through this website only. No physical mail or email applications will be accepted. Please note that once you submit your application online, the website will assign you an application number. Please make sure you record this number, as you will need to include this number in all future correspondence with the Aratani C.A.R.E. Grant.

* all required items must be submitted/filed through the online application process

I.  Contact Information

* Applicant: (community partner that will, along with the UCLA campus partner, carry out the work of the project): List the legal name, federal tax ID number/TIN (if relevant), address, phone number, e-mail.  List the name of the individual who should be identified in any published list of our applicants or projects. This is often the executive director or project director.

Campus partner: if relevant (e.g., UCLA faculty, staff, students, or alumnae...) will carry out the work of the project: full name(s), UCLA ID number (UID), campus address, telephone number, and e-mail address. We recommend the grantee work with a UCLA campus partner but if not, please indicate how your grant is relevant to or beneficial for UCLA faculty, students, staff, and alumnae.

II. Project Documents

Please submit the project title, summary, and abstract online. The remaining project details (narrative, timeline, justification, and CVs or resumes) must be combined into a single document in Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Word, or Rich Text (RTF) format (Acrobat PDF strongly recommended):

* Project Title: the name you and your campus partner have agreed to use to describe the project.

* Project Summary: in one sentence, describe the project for which you are requesting support (what the project is; for whom it is intended; and where it will take place). This sentence may appear in any reports or publications of our funded partnership projects.

* Abstract: in 200 words or less provide a brief description of the project, what it is, who is involved, why it is important, what will be addressed, and what will be accomplished.

* Project Proposal Narrative: Background information stating the need for this project and/or its relevance. Not to exceed 2 pages.

  • Describe the approach the partners have developed to address the need or issue of the focus. Set the project in the context of the local community in which it will take place or that it will impact. Tell us about the population or community members who will benefit from this project. In what ways? What planning work has already taken place? Explain who will be doing the work proposed and what each partner is responsible for doing. What are the activities and strategies that will be used to carry out the project?
  • The period for completing the project cannot exceed 12 months. What is the sequence of the overall project plan?
  • What are the measurable objectives and outcomes of the project? How will things be different as a result of this project?
  • What is the community partner's capacity to carry out the work? What are the qualifications of the campus partner and the community partner?
  • Tell us succinctly what this project will accomplish.
  • What new knowledge will be gained from this project?

* Project timeline: List the activities and milestones of your 12 months project plan. Not to exceed 1 page.

* Budget justification: Provide detailed explanations, and cost breakdowns of any budget item requested, explaining how line items were calculated and why they are necessary. Include any other sources of funding or in-kind donataion of support for this project. For more information and other costs (e.g., publications, consultants, travel, etc.), please visit the More Info & Restriction section. Not to exceed 1 page.

Please do not request support for any items that we cannot fund. (Please refer to funding restrictons list.)

* Abbreviated CVs or Resumes: Not to exceed 1 page per person for key personnel.

III. Budget Worksheet

* Please click here to download a blank copy of the budget worksheet, in Microsoft Excel format. Complete the worksheet and save the file; upload this Microsoft Excel spreadsheet with your narrative document.  Applications without Microsoft Excel may download the Adobe Acrobat version of the budget worksheet (please click here for PDF). For the PDF version, please print, complete worksheet, scan to PDF format, and upload during the online process.

IV. Letter of Sponsorship

* Please have your UCLA collaborator(s) ready to upload online during the application process, if the UCLA ties/impact of your proposal are not apparent in the grant application itself. Please upload a letter of sponsorship from a UCLA-related affiliate that makes the ties/impact clear.


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