Graduate Funding

For specific information about the ISA competitions listed below, including application forms and guidelines, please view the appropriate links. Unless otherwise indicated, only UNC-CH students are eligible to apply.

Mellon Conference Travel Awards

Due: On-going when funding is available.          Intructions, Application

Latin Americanist graduate students from any department or school at UNC-CH presenting papers at conferences or professional meetings in the U.S. or abroad may apply for awards averaging $300-700 each.

Pre-dissertation Field Research Travel Grants (Tinker)

Due: January 21, 2014             Instructions, Application

Graduate and professional school students pursuing a masters or Ph.D. who are at the beginning of their academic program may apply for brief periods of research in Latin America or Caribbean.

Latino Migration Research Awards

Due: February 2, 2015             Application

Students conducting research relating to Latin American/Latino migration may apply. Average award: $1000.

Academic Year Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship

Due: January 30, 2015, 4:00pm         FLAS Homepage, Application Process, FAQLanguage Evaluation

Full-time graduate and professional school students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents may apply to conduct language and area studies training. Priority is given to Brazilian Portuguese, Yucatec Maya, and Haitian Creole. Average award: Tuition + Stipend.

Summer Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship

Due: January 30, 2015                    FLAS HomepageApplication Process, FAQLanguage Evaluation

Full-time graduate and professional students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents may apply for non-service graduate fellowships to conduct intensive language training. Priority will be given to Yucatec Maya, Brazilian Portuguese and other less-commonly taught languages of Latin America. Average award: $4000-75000.

Dissertation Fellowships

Due: February 19, 2015             Instructions, Application

PhD. candidates conducting dissertation research or at the write-up stage whose work is directly related to Latin America, Caribbean, or Latino Studies may apply. Average award: $2000-4000. writing directly related to Latin America, Caribbean or Latino Studies may apply.

Information about other Graduate Awards is available at:

http://global.unc.edu
http://research.unc.edu/rs/
http://http://grantsource.unc.edu
http://www.distinguishedscholarships.unc.edu/
http://gradschool.unc.edu/fellowships_and_funding/index.html


Graduate Assistantships:

ISA Assistantships

ISA offers several opportunities for graduate students including TA and RAships. Vacancies vary, but please send a resume if you are interested in being considered for positions in Spring 2015 or AY 2015-2016. Be sure to include information about previous teaching and research experience.

Languages Across the Curriculum (LAC) Teaching Assistantships

LAC is a program designed to integrate the study and use of languages into the mainstream curriculum for students. It is coordinated by the Center for European Studies in cooperation with several UNC Areas Studies programs. LAC regularly seeks experienced bilingual (native or near-native) TAs to lead discussion sections. Advanced graduate students with interdisciplinary interests are especially encouraged to apply.  For more information contact the LAC coordinator at: lac@unc.edu.


Graduate Certificate in Latin American Studies

Graduate and professional school students seeking to document their expertise in Latin America may apply for a Certificate in Latin American Studies in conjunction with an advanced degree in any UNC-CH graduate program.


External Funding

Boren Awards for International Travel:

Boren Fellowships provide funding for U.S. graduate students to study in world regions critical to U.S. interests, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. In exchange for funding, recipients commit to working in the federal government for a minimum of one year. The applications are now available. These fellowships are open to graduate students of all U.S. universities. Visit the website for more details: http://www.borenawards.org/program.

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