Funding Opportunities

Graduate Summer Research Fellowships

CLACS 2022 SUMMER GRADUATE RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS

The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies announces our call for applications for our 2022 Summer Research Fellowships. These fellowships are meant to provide research support to MA and Ph.D. students whose thesis projects focus on Latin America. Students may apply to any of the four programs below:

Tinker Foundation Fellowship 

Awards are intended primarily to support graduate students at the master’s or doctoral level wishing to conduct research in Latin America. The Tinker Foundation defines Latin America as the Spanish and Portuguese-speaking countries of the Western Hemisphere; it does not include Puerto Rico, Belize, or the Iberian Peninsula. Any graduate student with Latin American-related interests is eligible to apply. Students who have already achieved ABD status are not eligible to apply as the award is not intended for advanced dissertation research. Citizens of Latin American countries enrolled at UIUC may receive awards to conduct research in their home countries if they have no previous field research experience related to the proposed project in that country.

Whitten Fellowship

Awards are intended primarily to support graduate students at the master’s or doctoral level wishing to conduct research in Latin America. Any graduate student with Latin American-related interests is eligible to apply. Students who have already achieved ABD status are not eligible to apply as the award is not intended for advanced dissertation research. Citizens of Latin American countries enrolled at UIUC may receive awards to conduct research in their home countries if they have no previous field research experience related to the proposed project in that country.

Kilby Fellowship

Thanks to the generous support of Professor Werner Baer (Economics), the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies announces the competition for this fellowship to graduate students working in Latin America.  This fellowship is intended for Ph.D. students who have reached ABD status.

Love Fellowship

Thanks to the generous support of Professor Joseph Love (History), the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies announces the competition for this fellowship to graduate students working in Latin America. This fellowship is intended for Ph.D. students who have reached ABD status.

COVID-19 Addendum

CLACS is happy to announce that we are again able to support research travel to Latin America.  However, we ask that all students include a statement as assessing potential COVID-19 risks and plans for mitigating those risks.

Please direct any questions about allowable expenses to Dr. Kasia Szremski (szremski@illinois.edu)

 

To Apply:

Applications should include the following:

  • Application Coversheet (click to download) 
  • Current Transcript (unofficial is fine)
  •  Title Page with Abstract (200-word max)
  •  Brief Project Narrative (max 5 pages double-spaced, size 12 font).
  • COVID-19 risk and mitigation plan (1 page)
  •  References Cited
  •  Detailed Budget and budget justification
  • Proof that you have applied for IRB approval or a petition for IRB waiver (waivers will only be granted to individuals who are NOT working with human or animal subjects – all research involving human or animal subjects MUST have the appropriate approvals – if your proposal is selected for funding you MUST provide evidence that your project has IRB approval BEFORE funds will be disbursed)
  •  Two letters of reference to be uploaded separately here. 

All materials (except for letters of reference which should be submitted directly by the recommender) should be combined into one PDF and uploaded here.  Please click here to upload your application.

Applications and letters of reference are due by March 4th, 2022 at 11:59 pm central time

Questions about application procedures can be directed to Dr. Kasia Szremski at szremski@illinois.edu.