Aratani CARE

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



The George and Sakaye Aratani "Community Advancement Research Endowment," or Aratani C.A.R.E., grants are designed to promote projects that will (1) benefit and advance the Japanese American community, as well as (2) strengthen ties between the Japanese American community and UCLA students, staff, faculty, and alumnae.

Non-profit organizations and qualified individuals are invited to apply for grants that average between but which are not limited to $1000 to $5000, to strengthen ties between JA communities and UCLA. Proposals that include a campus partner (e.g., faculty; staff; student group) will be prioritized, as will projects/events where UCLA's Asian American Studies Center will be listed in PR and programs as a co-sponsor. The web site and applications will be open by October 03, 2016. The deadline for the seventh year of Aratani C.A.R.E. grants is December 02, 2016. Awards will be announced by Winter 2017 (late-January 2017) quarter. Grants should be completed within a year or less.


Your proposal will consist of four parts, all of which need to be submitted electronically at the same time (no partial submission will be allowed):

I. Contact Information

II. Project Document

III. Budget Worksheet

IV. Letter of Sponsorship

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.

You must have all four components submitted before your application will be considered. Please CLICK HERE TO START THE APPLICATION PROCESS. Please give yourself ample time to complete the online application process.

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