Graduate Fellowships


The UCLA Institute for Society and Genetics announces one or two fellowship positions for UCLA doctoral candidates pursuing an academic program relevant to the mission of the Center. The Institute for Society and Genetics seeks to produce innovative scholarship and teaching in areas addressing the complex interaction between the burgeoning genetic sciences, on the one hand, and the social world in which they are embedded, on the other.

Some themes central to our interests include epigenetics and epigenomics; bioethics and public science policy; medical genetics and public health; population genetics and history (and the nexus of studies of human genetics, archeology, linguistics, history and culture), evolutionary biology, culture and behavior; and historical and social studies of science.

Graduate fellows will be expected to help organize and participate in the ISG Colloquia, workshops and fellows’ meetings; interact with faculty, postdocs, and other graduate fellows; and assist in the TAship of two classes.  All graduate fellows will be mentored by a faculty member affiliated with the Center. This mentorship will be determined after an applicant has been selected for interview. There is a stipend available, plus in-state fees, dependent on prior research and teaching experience, status in the graduate program, and percent time of employment.

Please submit applications electronically, including the following: cover letter with contact information, a brief statement of scholarly activity relevant to the Center’s mission, type of teaching apprentice activity you will contribute, curriculum vita, a letter from your advisor, and, if relevant, one publication or manuscript. All applicants must be advanced to candidacy by the end of this academic year, June 2012 to be eligible. Send application materials in PDF format to Center Manager, Ana Wevill, at

Application deadline is February 1, 2012. UCLA is an AA/EOE.

**ISG is not accepting graduate fellowship applications for 2013-14.  Please check in with us next year to find out about future fellowship opportunities.  Thank you for your interest.**